May Khoury-Qadem Hooks Console

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(Excerpt) Interview with May khoury : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. May khoury : My inspiration for this design came from the wooden old pieces used for agriculture, whereby they are upcycled to form a beautiful modern creation. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. May khoury : I wanted to revive an old piece & narrate its story. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. May khoury : I would like to show it in as many Art Fairs & Exhibitions in Jordan & outside. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. May khoury : It took me one month to finalize the design & technique .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. May khoury : I just decided to persue an inspiration without anyone comissioning me to do so. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. May khoury : I intend to produce my work myself .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. May khoury : I always choose old deserted pieces & try to give them a new life. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. May khoury : I had designed myself earlier other pieces using the same material, but was not influenced by any other designer. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. May khoury : Art lovers & creative people who appreciate nature & new ideas. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. May khoury : It is a new design & turned out to be a very original one. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. May khoury : The name of the design explains it. Qadem is the wooden saddle back used for mules to transport wheat from one village to another. The green painted hooks are used with the qadem to keep the wheat intact in its place. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. May khoury : I just formulate the design, put it on paper & explain it to the carpenter who produces it .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. May khoury : The unique aspect of my design is giving birth to pieces of wood that are forgotten & left in our farms. pieces of wood that tell a story of an era & a society forgotten by our new generation. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. May khoury : I just worked with the artisan carpenter who produces my designs .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. May khoury : There is no role of new technology in this design .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. May khoury : My designs are all simple besigns with no research behind them. there is a mission behind them & thats reviving our old crafts. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. May khoury : It was quite an effort to design a piece of furniture using certain old materials as is. I didn't cut any wood & tried to work with the pieces available. I also avoided using any metal screw or nails to connect or attach the pieces together. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. May khoury : I had participated few months back in this competition & liked the idea so I decided to participate again. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. May khoury : I always try to do a better job than the one before & I give my work & design a lot of thought, vision & mission. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. May khoury : No thanks to A Design Award for giving me this opportunity to promote my creations & confirm my status as a creati.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with May khoury on Qadem Hooks Console at ]

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