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Kenneth Cobonpue

Filipino

Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-award winning furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu, Philippines. His passage to design began in 1987 while studying industrial design at Pratt Institute in New York.

While completing his studies, Cobonpue apprenticed for a leather and wood workshop near Florence, Italy. He went on to study furniture marketing and production at the Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg in Reutlingen, Germany, under a private and state scholarship program, and subsequently worked in Bielefeld and Munich.

Cobonpue returned home to Cebu in 1996 to manage Interior Crafts of the Islands, Inc., a furniture design and manufacturing company founded by his mother, Betty Cobonpue, in 1972. Discovering that modern design could have a new face using natural fibers and materials, Cobonpue created pieces of functional art, offering an alternative to the Western definition of modern design. Today, the KENNETHCOBONPUE brand has become known globally for its unique designs and extensive roster of clientele, which includes Hollywood celebrities and royalty.

With his masterful way of integrating nature, traditional craft and innovative technologies in his work, designer and creative director 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 — Cobonpue has been pushing the envelope for design in the Philippines and sharing his vision with a global audience.

Awards to Cobonpue’s credit include five Japan Good Design Awards, the grand prize at the Singapore International Design Competition, the DFA Design for Asia Award from the Hong Kong Design Centre, the American Society of Interior Design Top Pick selection and the French Coup de Coeur award. Several of Cobonpue’s designs were selected for several editions of the International Design Yearbook published in London and New York. Phaidon’s book, & Fork, underscores Cobonpue’s position as a leader of a new movement incorporating new technologies in crafts. In 2007, TIME magazine called him “rattan’s first virtuoso.” Cobonpue was named the Designer of the Year in the first edition of Maison&Objet Asia held in March 2014 in Singapore.

Cobonpue reveals new work each year in the design shows from Milan to New York, and he speaks regularly about Southeast Asian design all over the world. He has also appeared in European television and in countless international magazines and newspapers around the world. Various Cobonpue designs have also appeared in full-length feature films and television, such as Oceans 13 and CSI.

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(Biography provided by Galerie Philia)

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Red Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Microfiber, fiberglass reinforced polymer, and steel. Dimensions: 98 x 105 x H 87cm Inspired by a delicate blossom, Bloom is composed of hun...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Steel

  • Red Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Red Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Red Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Red Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue
H 34.26 in. W 41.34 in. D 38.59 in.
Outdoor Lolah Sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Outdoor Lolah sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyethelene, aluminum. Also available in other colors and for indoors. Dimensions: 120 cm x 240 cm x H 72 cm Created using c...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Aluminum

  • Outdoor Lolah Sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Lolah Sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Lolah Sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Lolah Sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue
H 28.35 in. W 94.49 in. D 47.25 in.
Calyx End Table by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Calyx end table by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyethelene steel. Dimensions: Diameter 54.5 cm x h 50cm Like the lustrous diamond, Calyx features a matrix of interwoven polyeth...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Steel

  • Calyx End Table by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Calyx End Table by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Calyx End Table by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Calyx End Table by Kenneth Cobonpue
H 19.69 in. Dm 21.46 in.
Peacock Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Peacock Easy armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue. Materials: Rattan Also available in other colors. Dimensions: 68.5 cm x 90 cm x h 198 cm Peacock is a modern take on the traditional...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Rattan

  • Peacock Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Peacock Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Peacock Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Peacock Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
H 77.96 in. W 35.44 in. D 26.97 in.
La Luna Ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
La Luna ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Rattan, polyurethane foam, maple. Also available in other colors. Dimensions: Diameter 53 cm x height 47 cm La Luna’s quiet sop...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Rattan, Foam, Maple

  • La Luna Ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • La Luna Ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • La Luna Ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • La Luna Ottoman by Kenneth Cobonpue
H 18.51 in. Dm 20.87 in.
Outdoor Croissant Medium Coffee Table by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Croissant coffee table by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyethylene, steel. Glass. Dimensions: Table Diameter 118.5 cm x H 35cm Glass Diameter 100 cm x H 10mm The distinctiv...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Steel

Outdoor Manolo Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Outdoor Manolo easy armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyethelene, nylon, steel. Also available in other colors and for indoors. Dimensions: 80.5 cm x 70.5 cm x H 73 cm ...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Steel

  • Outdoor Manolo Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Manolo Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Manolo Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Manolo Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
H 28.75 in. W 27.76 in. D 31.7 in.
Outdoor Lolah Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
By Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Outdoor Lolah easy armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyethelene. Aluminum. Also available in other colors and for indoors. Dimensions: 103cm x 126cm x H 70cm Created us...
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2010s Philippine Modern Kenneth Cobonpue

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Aluminum

  • Outdoor Lolah Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Lolah Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Lolah Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
  • Outdoor Lolah Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
H 27.56 in. W 49.61 in. D 40.56 in.
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Kenneth Cobonpue's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Kenneth Cobonpue furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 0 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 269 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Kenneth Cobonpue's original furniture was designed in modern style in Southeast Asia during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Reda Amalou Design, Modshop and Patricia Urquiola. The prices for Kenneth Cobonpue furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $482 and tops out at $13,436, while pieces like these can sell for $2,088 on average.

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