Designer Profiles 2017-06-04 18:49:30
Known as one of the most talented furniture designers in the Philippines and in the world, Kenneth Cobonpue began his passage to design in 1987, studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in New York, graduated with highest honours and subsequently worked in Italy and Germany.
Kenneth’s creation has earned him recognition at home and abroad. His unique works are inspired by plants and other living things. His award-winning designs are very Asian – all carefully crafted using nature and indigenous, locally-sourced materials from Cebu, his hometown. The results reflect his mixed background; certain pieces look like they belong in a thatched hut in the tropics, while others look ready for a starkly minimalist office or modern homes.
Let’s have a look at some of his awarded furniture designs to see how featured they are.