may Khoury

Founder & Designer Badr Adduja Arts & crafts June 1999 – Present (13 years 8 months) • More than 19 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 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. -Winner of Silver A Design Award 2012-2013. - 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. Work History 1999-Present Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts Founder, Managing Director, and Designer Badr Adduja Brand is the signature of novel crafts, charged with traditional authenticity, handmade with personal creativity by the founder & designer, May Khoury. Inaugurated in 1999 Badr Adduja has been cultivating the talents of over 30 artisans & craftsmen, insuring them a stability of income while sustaining their craftsmanship skills towards preserving the richness of Arabian Folk & Heritage Badr Adduja Trends: 1-Representing Heritage pieces in a new perspective that tackles our memories. 2-Utilizing our old handicrafts aesthetically to blend within our modern lifestyle. 3-Creating new concepts that have a touch & a signature of our tradition 1994-1999 Al Aydi (Jordan Craft Center) Amman-Jordan Managing Director and Designer

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may Khoury
15 Abu Tammam street
Amman 11183
P: 00962 6 4650470
F: 00962 6 4650470
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