Sarasota, FL, February 24, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Home Resource has been named the Florida Gulf Coast retailer for renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue, whose pieces have been showcased in several Hollywood films. The multi-award-winning designer offers a complete line of signature creations, including bedroom, dining, living room and outdoor groups.
“Kenneth Cobonpue is at the cutting edge of Asia’s chic furniture design industry,” said Michael Bush, owner of Home Resource. “His unique and striking pieces are in keeping with our continuing search for furniture brands that prioritize quality and timeless design.” Home Resource will carry the new introductions of his 2012 line in addition to classics like the Yoda Easy Chair, Ying & Yang Easy Armchair and Wave Dining Table.
Based in Cebu City in the Philippines, Cobonpue takes his inspiration from nature and is known for his use of organic fibers, including rattan, bamboo, buri and abaca. His furniture has appeared in such Hollywood films as “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Made of Honor” and “Spread,” and can be found in leading hotels and resorts in Paris, London and the Caribbean.
Cobonpue studied Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York and apprenticed at leather workshops in Italy and Germany. He attributes his natural talent to his mother, Betty, a famous local designer working with rattan, and expanded what he learned at his mother’s side to create his own unique, modern look – an alternative to the Western definition of modern design.
About Home Resource
Home Resource is the premier contemporary and modern furniture retailer on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Owned by Michael and Kathy Bush, Home Resource showcases the latest designs and iconic pieces from around the globe, including Fritz Hansen, Knoll, Estel, COR, Interlübke, DEDON, Vitra, Herman Miller, Adriana Hoyos, Moroso and many others.
The Home Resource showroom is located at 741 Central Avenue in the Rosemary District in downtown Sarasota, Florida. For more information, please visit www.homeresource.com.