Kenneth Cobonpue began his passage to design in 1987 studying Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in New York. While completing his degree, he apprenticed for a leather and wood workshop near Florence, Italy. In 1994, he studied 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.
He returned home to Cebu, Philippines in 1996, to manage Interior Crafts of the Islands, Inc.... a furniture design and manufacturing company founded in 1972 by Kenneth's mother, Betty Cobonpue, a designer famous for creating new techniques in working with rattan. Discovering that modern design could have a new face using natural fibers and materials as the medium, Kenneth slowly created the pieces which form his collection today. Integrating locally sourced organic materials with innovative hand-made production techniques has offered an alternative to the Western definition of modern design.
Rocking stool with microfiber fabric strips stitched on interchangeable covers over a stainless steel rocking base.
• stainless steel, foam, fabric
• measures 28d x 67w x 55h cm or 11d x 26.5w x 21.75h inches
• lead time is 12 to 14 weeks