Ever since I discovered this man's genius talent in furniture design, I was even more in awe when I found out he was a fellow FILIPINO like me!
His design aesthetic is modern, edgy using natural elements found in the Philippines. TIME Magazine has even called him "rattans first virtuoso"! (Rattan - superficially similar to bamboo but is actually a palm)
Take a look at some examples of this man's talent - amazing furnitures that are mostly good for indoors and outdoors!
|One of my faves the LA LUNA Chairs|
|Gorgeous bloom Chairs|
|Console Table I am coveting- from the MANOLO Series|
|Believe me, this is an ottoman - The DREAMCATCHER|
|Perhaps one of his most famous work yet - a bed Angelina and Brad has in their abode, the VOYAGE bed|
|The Hagia Outdoor Collection|
|Hive lighting from Kenneth Cobonpue collection for hive|
And would you not want to lounge in something like this?!
|Papillon Lounge chair & ottoman|
He also very versatile, not limiting his talents to furniture design. Just like these examples...
|CROKKIS series of vase. Made entirely by metal wires that bent and welded to resemble freehand sketches in space. The result is sketches look-alike vase.|
|Lucky rich doggie lying down on a Voyage bed|
|The ECLIPSE - a modernized Pedicab ( a common rickshaw/tricycle found in the Philippines)|
Although Kenneth is based in CEBU, Philippines, his clientele is more global rather than local. He has provided furnitures for several hotel restaurants & homes all over the world, and his roster of clients range from royalties to Hollywood celebrities.
And I'm sure, after this glimpse of his amazing talent, you know why, I hope and wish someday to have an original Kenneth Cobonpue work in my home .