This Philippine designer surprises everyone with its original collections inspired in his own land.

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Kenneth Cobonpue trained at the Pratt Institute in New York, though his vocation grew up with him in his own home because his mother was an artisan who produced furniture.

Winner of prestigious awards such as Japan Good Design Awards, Asia Award of Hong Kong, American Society of Interior Design … he sells his designs under its own brand.

 

yoda, keneth cobonpue

 

We can find beetween his clients famous people as, for example:  Queen Rania of Jordan, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie …  but as he said, his “platonic client” would be Indiana Jones .

bouquet, keneth cobonpue

 

Currently, the brand is one of the most prestigious luxury furniture throughout Asia, with pieces inspired by his travels and in his native paradise.

 

bloom, keneth cobonpue

 

Ashe said in an interview with Forbes: I work hard to avoid getting boxed into a [particular] style, because it has a tendency towards repetition

ziggy, keneth cobonpue

 

Therefore, he has expanded the materials he works with, adding to the natural fiber:  paper, carbon fiber or iron sculptures.

gobi, keneth cobonpue

Whenhe is asked to name his favorite design, it’s difficult to decide, in all his designs there is a story that makes them special, while acknowledging that some of them are part of the decor of his home, including one of my favorite chairs, Noodle .

noodle, keneth cobonpue