Kenneth Cobonpue is a Filipino industrial designer known for his unique designs integrating natural materials through innovative handmade production processes. He began his design career after his studies in Industrial Design in New York, which led him to apprenticeships and further studies in Italy and Germany. Cobonpue pioneered the integration of design, manufacturing, and global distribution as well as branding in Cebu, operating from his headquarters on the island. Awards to his credit include Hong Kong's Design for Asia Award, the Japan Good Design Award, the American Society of Interior Designers Selection, the French Coup de Coeur Award, and the first Asian Designer of the Year title given by the Maison et Objet in Paris.
|Born:||December 16, 1968|
About Kenneth Cobonpue
Filipino industrial designer who is best recognized for his furniture designs. He is also known for having created and designed set pieces for a wide range of Hollywood films and television shows including Oceans 13 and CSI: Miami. He shares photos of his unique designs through Instagram for his over 70,000 followers.
Kenneth Cobonpue Before Fame
He started his career in design in 1987 when he studied Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York. After taking time to study and perfect his craft in both Florence and Munich, he returned to Cebu where he managed Interior Crafts of the Islands.
Achievement of Kenneth Cobonpue
He has won several awards for his design work including the Japan Good Design Awards and the Grand Prize at the Singapore International Design Competition.
Kenneth Cobonpue Family Life
His mother Betty Cobonpue was also the founder of a furniture design and manufacturing company.
Associations of Kenneth Cobonpue
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- Filipino designers
- Duterte Administration personnel