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Kenneth Cobonpue’s passage to KENNETHCOBONPUE began in 1987 studying Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in New York City.

Kenneth Cobonpue’s passage to KENNETHCOBONPUE began in 1987 studying Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in New York City. While completing his degree, he apprenticed for a leather and wood workshop near Florence, Italy. In 1994, Cobonpue moved on to studying 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.     These years traveling abroad came full circle upon returning home to Cebu, Philippines in 1996 to manage the furniture design and manufacturing company founded in 1972 by Cobonpue’s mother Betty, also a designer and Pratt graduate. Discovering that modern design could have a new face using natural fibers and materials as the medium, he slowly created the pieces, which form the collection today. Integrating locally sourced organic materials with innovative hand-made production techniques offered an alternative to the Western definition of modern design. And observing creativity through an organic lens while paying homage to the talented handwork of the craftsman would form the core foundation of the designs KENNETHCOBONPUE produces today.   Cobonpue also feels the necessity to share his journey with the young & budding innovators of the future. Weekly pro-bono lectures at the University of the Philippines allow him to stimulate creative thinking while motivating the required equal balance of commercial enterprise.     Over time some wonderful collaborations have ensued including a string of multiple Nobu installations with David Rockwell, the casino bar set of Warner Brothers’ Oceans 13, W Maldives suites with Starwood, and Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia in Mumbai among others.   Many works have produced critical acclaim within the design community. Several of Cobonpue’s designs were selected for the prestigious International Design Yearbook (2002 curated by Ross Lovegrove, 2004 curated by Tom Dixon and 2005 curated by Marcel Wanders) and Phaidon’s 2007 book & FORK.


All products by Kenneth Cobonpue

Candlelight Lamp Light Oak
Le Klint
Candlelight Lamp
£166.80
Alumina Table Lamp Sapphire Blue
Tala
Alumina Table Lamp
£175.00
Oblong Tray Side Table
Ethnicraft
Oblong Tray Side Table
£219.00
Ndebele Rug Ndebele Green, 200 x 300cm
GAN
Ndebele Rug
£1,087.13
Lan Rug Indigo, 180 x 336cm
GAN
Lan Rug
£1,501.27
Backstitch Busy Rug Busy Brick, Large
GAN
Backstitch Busy Rug
£1,604.81
Degrade Rug Petrol-Wine, 300 x 400cm
GAN
Degrade Rug
£7,206.11
Ply Yellow Rug Yellow
GAN
Ply Yellow Rug
£1,811.88
Ply Blue Rug Blue
GAN
Ply Blue Rug
£880.06
Musico Dining Chair Satin Brass, Divina 3 106
Lee Broom
Musico Dining Chair
£1,225.00
Aura Pendant Light Resin Rose
Established & Sons
Aura Pendant Light
£2,202.00
Aaram Bar Cabinet Natural Ash
Kam Ce Kam
Aaram Bar Cabinet
£1,895.00
Frisee 252 Armchair Ashwood 0028
Billiani
Frisee 252 Armchair
£507.33
Blend Bar Stool Natural Walnut
Stellar Works
Blend Bar Stool
£430.56
PH Septima Pendant Light
Louis Poulsen
PH Septima Pendant Light
£7,645.00
5321 Table Lamp
GUBI
5321 Table Lamp
£411.46
Semi Pendant Light 90cm, Gubi Metal Matt White
GUBI
Semi Pendant Light
£798.04
Type 80 Wall Light Metal Rose Pink, With cable/plug
Anglepoise
Type 80 Wall Light
£150.00
Type 80 Table Lamp Metal Rose Pink
Anglepoise
Type 80 Table Lamp
£199.00
Type 80 Pendant Light Metal Rose Pink
Anglepoise
Type 80 Pendant Light
£110.00
Lato LN8 Side Table Warm black & Emparador marble
&Tradition
Lato LN8 Side Table
£436.00
Fly SC4 Coffee Table White oiled oak, Bianco Carrara marble
&Tradition
Fly SC4 Coffee Table
£1,205.00
Round Pouf Faded Velvet Forest
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Round Pouf
£669.00
Gogan Sofa CA1 A8594 Spring palette 2 33 grey
Moroso
Gogan Sofa CA1
£6,864.00
Gear Side Table
NORR11
Gear Side Table
£320.40
Ripple Carafe Glass Smoked
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Ripple Carafe
£29.00
Isabella Chair 001 Stroll, Seat upholstery - 001 Stroll
Resident
Isabella Chair
£1,890.00
Podia Oval Coffee Table Black - Podia
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Podia Oval Coffee Table
£669.00
Fly SC1 Lounge Chair White Oiled Oak, Remix 2 113
&Tradition
Fly SC1 Lounge Chair
£1,750.00
Insert Coffee Table Black Ash
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Insert Coffee Table
£939.00