May Mikhail Khoury

Country: Jordan
Nationality: Jordanian
Company: Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts

About

Founder & Designer : Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts

June 1999 – Present (14 years 9 months)

Winner of both Gold & Silver A Design Awards 2013-2014 in the category of Arts & Crafts.

Winner of the Silver A Design Award 2012-2013 in the category Arts & Crafts
.Nominated for Prime Designer of the year 2013 by a member of the International Designers Association
• More than 18 years dynamically helping Arab Artisans attain financial liberty, encouraging the employment of their traditional skills, into attractive contemporary handicrafts. 
• A worldwide promoter of the richness of the Arabian heritage, utilizing it's aged beauty as a fresh characteristic, to adorn modern furnishings and home accessories.
• A conservationist with a mission to help preserve the traditional facets of Arabian crafting skills, from fading away.
Participated in The Beirut Art Fair 19-22nd, 2013• Participated in several international handicraft festivals, where my creations were introduced to Arab and European countries, as part of the Mediterranean handicraft promotion.
• Expressed my own vision on heritage preservation, through the holding of several fashion shows in Jordan & abroad. 
- Won the 2nd Laureate of the UNESCO crafts prize for the Arab states, held in Algeria in 2002, for the design of a unique wooden chair, carved and decorated with Traditional Palestinian intricate embroidery and motifs. 
- Member of International Women Forum, Jordan Branch
- Member of the Jordanian Forum for Business & Professional Women, networking to enhance, develop and empower business women in Jordan.
- Member of the world Crafts Council.
- Member of Alhoush Network.which is the premier cultural networking and e-commerce portal to contemporary art and design from the Arab world. 
http://alhoush.com/may-mikhail-khoury 

Work History
1999-Present Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts
Founder, Managing Director, and Designer

1994-1999 Al Aydi (Jordan Craft Center) Amman-Jordan 
Managing Director and Designer

1989-1994 YWCA, Amman-Jordan
In charge of all activities and Public Relations

Dist Coffee Table
Mother of Pearl Sofa
Coffee Grinder Console
Half Wheel Bench
Suzani Stool
Thob Cabinet
Old embroidery patch work wall hanging
White Raw Silk Shawl with Hand Embroidered Jordanian Stitch
Jordanian Embroidery Top
Red Embroidery Dress
Black Velvet Shawl

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