Mr. Kenneth Cobonpue, a Cebu-based but World-renowned Designer was recently voted as Designer of the Year for the first edition of MAISON & OBJET ASIA given by the Maison et Objet Paris organizers. “I was, of course, very honoured. This is the first time they are giving an award [to an Asian] and being chosen for it [implies that I] set the bar for the award,” Cobonpue told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an exclusive interview.
|Kenneth Cobonpue with other six young designers of Asia|
|Mr. Kenneth Cobonpue and FaceCebu.Net Author|
Mr. Cobonpue will be awarded on March 2014 during the first MAISON & OBJET ASIA which also features unique designs from the work of six young designers. Mike Mak (Hong Kong), Denny R Priyatna (Indonesia), Melvin Ong (Singapore), Lilianna Manahan (Philippines), Sittichai Ngamhongtong (Thailand) and Yu Fen Lo (Taiwan). The event is set to be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore on March 10-13, 2014. Mr. Cobonpue will give a Keynote Speech on the second day.
So why the jury choose Kenneth Cobonpue? Check out these amazing masterpieces of him.
First of all, the famous 2012 and 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 PHILIPPINES Medals and Trophies.
|[TOP] 2012 Medals [BOTTOM] 2013 MEDALS and TROPHIES|
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Bed
Tea Light Lamps (Proceeds went to Typhoon Yolanda Victims in the Visayas)
|Credits to the owners|
Four Seasons Resort in Maldives
Z Bar in Banilad Cebu
More of his Collections here and Projects here
In addition, Mr. Cobonpue was chosen by Philippine government to revamp the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.