Now that the weather is beginning to cool down I’m finally opening all the windows and turning off the air conditioner which seemed to be on non-stop everywhere I went this summer. In this kind of weather I wish I could spend my whole day and night outdoors.
Kenneth Cobonpue, a young designer from the Philippines creates gorgeous furniture that combines the beauty and simplicity of modern design with the use of natural fibers and locally sourced organic materials.
The bed above, from the Voyage series, is made from either Buri (palm leaf spines) or abaca (also known as Manila hemp) which is hand woven on a steel frame and tied with abaca rope. The effect is like an airy cocoon, at once enveloping and giving the sense of space and freedom.
With the daybed, also from the Voyage series, I can really imagine myself curling up with a good book and one of those girly drinks with the umbrellas at an exotic resort. Cabana boys can be added to this fantasy at your own discretion…
That image isn’t surprising since Kenneth’s furniture and designs can be seen in various hotels and resorts around the world.