Discovering that modern design could have a new face using natural fibers and materials, Kenneth Cobonpue, furniture designer, and creative director, created pieces of functional art. Nowadays, his brand has become known worldwide for its unique designs.
Babar – Elephant-Shaped Work Desk
Part cabinet, part study, the majestic frame of the Babar is wrapped with a unique weaving pattern inspired by the rough texture of elephant skin. This modular piece evolves into a working desk with a drawer and several compartments for tomes and artifacts.
Peacock – a Modern Take on the Traditional Wicker Chair
Beautiful in iridescent green and blue colors, Peacock is a modern take on the traditional wicker chair. Like the regal bird, this lounge chair truly stands out among the furniture designs.
About the Designer – Kenneth Cobonpue
Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu, Philippines. He entered the world of design in 1987, studying Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York.
With his masterful way of integrating Nature, traditional craft, and innovative technologies, designer, and creative director Kenneth Cobonpue has earned international awards and recognition for his creative, organic, and expressive pieces. Working closely with some of the world’s leading designers, from household names to emerging talents, Kenneth has been pushing the envelope for design in the Philippines and sharing his vision with a global audience.
Awards to his credit include five Japan Good Design Awards, the grand prize at Singapore International Design Competition, the Design for Asia Award of Hong Kong, the American Society of Interior Design Top Pick selection, and the French Coup de Coeur award.
Cobonpue designs have also appeared in movies, for example in Ocean’s 13.
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