Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kenneth Cobonpue designs furniture using natural fibers and materials

Kenneth Cobonpue is a world-renowned furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu, Philippines who is known for using natural fibers and materials. He graduated with honors and a degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute in New York before working in Germany and Italy, then starting his own furniture business.

 Kenneth Cobonpue

His furniture pieces are displayed in hotels and resorts such as the 1835 White Palm Hotel in Cannes, France; Ananyaya Beach Resort, Bohol, Philippines; and Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, USA.

 The Bloom Chair

They can likewise be found in restaurants including the Z Bar, Cebu, Philippines; Agria Restaurant, Washington D.C., USA; and the Theros Wave Bar, Santonini, Greece. 

 Phoenix Concept Car by Kenneth Cobonpue

His green furniture have been featured in dozens of architecture and interior design magazines worldwide, and have been used in props for various movies (such as Oceans 13) and television series (such as CSI).

The Yoda

Kenneth has won numerous award for his furniture designs. These awards include:
  • Grand prize at the Singapore International Design Competition
  • Design for Asia Award of Hong Kong
  • American Society of Interior Design Top Pick 
  • French Coup de Coeur Award
 The Wave Table

He has also won awards for entrepreneurship as well:
  • Ernst & Young Enterpreneur of the Year Innovation Entrepreneur Award
  • Microsoft Special Award for Most Dynamic Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneur Magazine's 10 Most Outstanding Entrepreneurs
 The Voyage

A constant innovator, Kenneth introduces new furniture designs yearly at furniture shows around the world. His furniture pieces are always in-demand with actors like Brad Pitt buying furniture from him.

The Lolah

His award winning furniture designs include:
  • The Bloom Chair
  • Lolah
  • Dimple
  • Pigalle
  • Kabuki
  • One Night Stand, and
  • Croissant 
The Dragnet

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For more information on Kenneth and his works, you can visit Kenneth Cobonpue's website.

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