Kenneth Cobonpue Trame by Federica Capitani
Kenneth Cobonpue Trame by Federica Capitani
Trame by Federica Capitani
Kenneth Cobonpue Trame by Federica Capitani
Kenneth Cobonpue Trame by Federica Capitani
Kenneth Cobonpue Trame by Federica Capitani
Kenneth Cobonpue Trame by Federica Capitani 00
Kenneth Cobonpue Trame by Federica Capitani

Federica Capitani designed Trame outdoor collection for Kenneth Cobonpue’s design brand exploring and expanding upon the art of traditional weaving in the Philippines.

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Five interlocking asymmetrical loops create a structural frame around which multicoloured threads circle and lock. The result is a light but solid seating made in polyethylene, nylon and steel.

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Federica Capitani said “A woven handcraft lives on this swirling frame work. Trame collection explores the art of weaving with surfaces composed of threads intersecting like fingers entwined”.

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

The collection features single and double seatings, stools and coordinated tables and comes in vibrant and exotic colours: from aqua and avocado green to faery blue and orange as well a harlequin tropical combinations and grey.


RELATED STORY: Sirius Chair by Morten Husum Nielsen is inspired by Eskimo intertwining craftsmanship skill for sledges. Discover more Unconventional Textile Furniture presented at Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Sirius Chair


After work experience with Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders and in Japan, Italian designer Federica Capitani established her own design studio in London. Her work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects focusing on furniture and lighting design.

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded  furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu, Philippines. After design studies in New York he worked in Italy and Germany and then moved back to the Philippines where he founded his own brand. Kenneth Cobonpue is known around the world for its unique designs that integrates locally sourced materials with innovative handmade production processes. Indeed TIME magazine once called him “rattans first virtuoso” and in 2014 Maison & Objet awarded him designer of the year.

Courtesy of DesignPhilippines

Courtesy of DesignPhilippines


RELATED STORYJun Murakoshi’s BLOOM collection of vases intertwines coloured threads on the crenellated rim of a blown glass vase creating a feeling of warmth and tension.

JunMurakoshi012
JunMurakoshi021
JunMurakoshi014
JunMurakoshi001

 

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue