Industrial Designer Kenneth Cobonpue Creates New Star Wars Collection
Known for his high-octane installments, Filipino industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue has an exciting new collaboration with the Walt Disney Company and Star Wars, offering a furniture and home accessories line inspired by this pop-cultural phenomenon.
Famed for preserving and reinvigorating traditional craft techniques in his organically-inspired furniture and accessories, Cobonpue draws on those very same traditions to bring a “galaxy far, far away” some light years closer. Recently launched very successfully in the Philippines, which recently debuted in May.
While the series encompasses many films, Cobonpue's collection focuses on classic Star Wars icons into his furniture, such as the cocoon-like Vader; woven Imperial Wings armchairs; a wooly Chewie rocking stool, and a whimsical Little Jedi hanging lamp, to name a few highlights.
Check out more about the collection below:
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.
SIDIOUS Easy Armchair: To embody Darth Sidious, this easy armchair’s backrest is elevated to resemble a hood, and its legs curve slightly forward. The silhouette is elegant, while simultaneously capturing the Sith Lord’s powerful and formidable presence. 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 hand-woven polyethylene, which captures the agility and strength of the iconic starfighter.
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.
LITTLE JEDI Hanging 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 light sabers, which are the hanging lamp’s light source. The one red figurine symbolizes a Sith Lord, whom the Jedi’s battle against, a playful reminder of what we can achieve when people unite and work together.