One of the Philippines design minds pumped up his stand at Salone this year, Kenneth Cobonpue presented many new works, some of which an experimentation with lineal perception, others reintroducing staple pieces in bold new hues for what looks set to be a stellar year for the ever popular Cobonpue.
Designed by Italian born Federica Capitani of her self-titled design studio, Trame is a collection of outdoor furniture spearheading Kenneth Cobonpue’s Milano campaign.
Exploring the art of weaving within a surface, the handcraft lives on within its swirling framework, creating visually appealing pieces composed of intersecting threads. The collection comprises an armchair, easy chair, dining table and an end table, the supporting structures of the chairs comprise five interlocking a-symmetrical loops, the collection holds a visual lightness and an air of old-fashioned cheekiness.
A re-energized concept, this piece looks at the occasional table and redefines it, offering differing planes of height from the naturally crushed resting stone, forming optional boxes all set upon a slim line frame of powder-coated metal creating a striking impact without any visual weight. The exciting new product is available as a coffee table, end low table, end high table, the inserts becoming practical modes of functionality, used for planting, storage, or even ice for the wine!
Kenneth Cobonpue’s original Papillion is gracing high-end resorts and terraces the world over, creating a visual flair with its rounded edges and taught twine creating a carnival like aesthetic. Now, be prepared for the newest addition to the family, the Papillion Swing. Creating a smaller model of the Papillion, stretching it outwards to form a bench and inserting that into a rounded edge swing model was the next natural step in the creative process for the Papillion collection.
Inspired by fishing baskets of the Philippines and designed especially for Salone 2013, Carousel is made of steel hoops with woven fabric in a knitted pattern, becoming collapsible and flat-packed. Available in a range of coloured pattens reminisce of a carnival, Carousel blends two worlds together in one functional piece.
Kenneth’s incredibly popular and instantly recognizable Bloom chair, previously only available in lime green, moss green, yellow and black is back with a bold new colour. Again working with bold hues, the Bloom chair is available in a deep and sexy almost royal blue. Crafted from hand-quilted micro-fibre over a resin topped steel base, Bloom is a beautiful piece directly inspired by nature.