Interview with designer May khoury (Mk), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Mabrada Console.

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Interview with May khoury at Friday 6th of September 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
Mk : The old Ottoman coffee Grinder inspired me to create this console

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
Mk : As usual I wanted to showcase an old piece within a modern creation

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
Mk : I would like it to be shown in many Art Shows & Fairs outside Jordan

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
Mk : It took me around one week to design this concept

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
Mk : I designed this piece for my gallery of Arts & Crafts

DI: 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?
Mk : I intend to produce my work myself

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
Mk : This is typical of my type of design, as I always try to incorporate an old handicraft piece into a modern creation

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
Mk : It was purely my idea & no one influenced me.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
Mk : Art Lovers, creative clients who appreciate heritage & cultural pieces

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
Mk : It is a unique piece as the old coffee grinder is difficult to find these days.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
Mk : The name Mabrada, which means coffee cooler, was reproduced to form one of the legs of the console & thats how I chose to use it.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
Mk : The carpenter put it together with regular tools.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
Mk : The whole piece is unique using stonelike paint & reproducing the shape of the coffee cooler to become one of the legs of the console.