Manila FAME will once again be graced with the presence of two of the country’s most prolific design icons – Budji Layug and Kenneth Cobonpue. Not only are Budji and Kenneth Creative Directors for Manila FAME, they are lending their design expertise to Manila FAME’s Millennial Home, a special home and furnishings setting addressing the demographic crossroads between the Millennials and Baby Boomers.
BUDJI LAYUG – Purveyor of harmonious form and function
Budji Layug is an internationally-known furniture and interior designer who has made a name for himself with his holistic approach to design – designing from exterior to interior and creating timeless style. Budji’s designs are an ingenious mix of traditional methods and organic form and material, using indigenous resources from the Philippines.
KENNETH COBONPUE – The Philippines’ Virtuoso
Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded furniture designer and dubbed “rattan’s first virtuoso.” His remarkable designs are constructed from natural fibers and materials such as abaca, bamboo, buri, and, of course, rattan. Kenneth’s work has appeared in anumber of international periodicals and many of his furniture have been featured in both film and television.
See their designs at the Millennial Home at Manila FAME on 14 – 17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines.
To know more about Budji Layug and Kenneth Cobonpue, visit their websites: