Filipino design luminary Kenneth Cobonpue was chosen by Disney and Lucas Films this year to create an official Star Wars furniture line. “We wanted to incorporate the essence of each Star Wars character into the designs, while staying true to our aesthetic and process of creating by hand,” says Cobonpue. “We reimagined the Star Wars universe through the lens of the Filipino craftsman and creative. Finding the balance was a bit of a challenge, but it was also a lot of fun.”
Take a look at some of the line’s signature pieces below, as featured in our recent fall issue.
CHEWIE Rocking Stool | The brown microfiber strips are wrapped with a fabric belt to emulate Chewbacca and his bandolier. The playfulness of this rocking stool reflects the big heart of the legendary Wookiee warrior and loyal comrade of Han Solo.
VADER Easy Armchair | Featuring a foldable swivel table and an open weave canopy, this easy armchair is equally at home in a host of settings. Darth Vader’s mask, achieved through meticulous stitching, peers out from this private nook, which offers a cozy space in which to have a cup of tea and plan your next scheme to conquer the Rebel Alliance.
IMPERIAL WINGS Easy Armchair | Imperial Wings is inspired by the unforgettable symbol of the Imperial fleet, the TIE fighter. Be your very own ace fighter in this easy armchair that features handwoven polyethylene, which captures the agility and strength of the iconic starfighter.
LITTLE JEDI Floor Lamp | Little Jedi is a sculptural composition of steel with salago fiber applied by hand to add volume and body. The miniature figurines are Jedi Knights holding lightsabers, which are the lamp’s light source. The one red figurine symbolizes a Sith Lord, whom the Jedi battles against, a playful reminder of what we can achieve when people unite and work together.
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