Designer Kenneth Cobonpue
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Working Lives Cebu: Designer

Kenneth Cobonpue is an internationally-renowned furniture designer whose work now graces the houses of celebrities such as Brad Pitt. But, he says, he has had to fight to get his name and designs recognised.

"People still think that if you're Asian then your work has to be cheap, that it's inferior to European design and it's that stigma that I'm working against," he says.

Kenneth was born into a family who breathed design. His mother was a successful designer and after studying in the US and Europe he has followed in her footsteps.

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  • 16 May 2014
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