Furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue has done it once again with his unique approach to furniture. Representing the Philippines at the 22nd Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition held in Las Vegas, he took home the award for Best Seating. The piece is called the Peacock Easy Chair that features the use of rattan.
In the official press release, it stated, “With numerous international accolades to his name, Cobonpue has positioned himself as an international symbol of the artistry and craftsmanship for which the Philippine archipelago is globally known.”
After seeing the Peacock chair, we wanted to go through the other pieces he has made and pick out the ones we would love to see in our own space. From the living room to patio elements, here are some Kenneth Cobonpue furniture worth splurging on.
Place this: By your reading chair in your living room
Reading in the dark is a bad idea, so give yourself an ample light source with this floor lamp. It is made of woven Buri palm and a steel frame. Inside the woven palm is a handmade paper diffuser, which gives the light a softer feel. Available at The Residences, San Lorenzo Tower, Makati City.
Place this: In your guest bathroom
Add some life to your bathroom walls with an exciting mirror. Inspired by arthropods, this is made of rattan woven on a steel frame. The rattan is also hand-dyed black and orange, which will also act as a pop of color. It also comes in two different sizes so you can pick which one best suits your space. Available at The Residences, San Lorenzo Tower, Makati City.
Place this: In your bedroom
If you have a small space to work with but want to have some seating in your bedroom, an ottoman is a good option. The frame has a geometric woven pattern while the cushion is covered in colored fabric. Depending on the color scheme of you room, choose from purple, green, blue, and gray. Available at The Residences, San Lorenzo Tower, Makati City.
Place this: In your living room
Store your books and display framed pictures on this wooden bookshelf. It features different types of wood namely rattan, oak, and bamboo. The use of bamboo in this piece will add a natural touch to your living room. To complete your space, pick other wooden items that will complement this. Available at The Residences, San Lorenzo Tower, Makati City.
Place this: On your patio
The perfect chair is needed for ultimate relaxation on a patio and this might be the one. It has a nest-like silhouette while the open weaves “allows air to pass through, resulting in a cool lounging experience.” The ideal chair to be sitting on during a hot summer’s day. Available at The Residences, San Lorenzo Tower, Makati City.
Photo courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue’s Instagram account
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