Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
One never knows what to expect in a piece of Hans Brumann jewelry—it could be an image of Rizal (Rizal collection to mark the hero’s 150th birth anniversary), a Christmas tree, or a grid. Or—it could be a Kenneth Cobonpue chair, which is precisely what is in Hans Brumann’s yearend collection presented two weeks ago. The Cobonpue rattan chair—a global iconic design today—is the inspiration behind the Hans Brumann ring.
The latest accolade to come the way of internationally acclaimed Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue is from the well-known Interior Design Magazine.
By Gwennaëlle Ruais
Olivia and I have known each other since kindergarten in the French School of Manila. Back then, our parents had signed us up for Madame Legal’s art class L’Atelier. Did I expect for a second that 20 years later her work would be exhibited in Paris’ Museum of Modern Art?
By Marge C. Enriquez
Maybe the last place you’d expect to find a Filipino would be in Medellín,” said American TV anchor Brian Andrews. He interviewed Cebuano furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue (accent on the second syllable) at the recent Colombia Moda, the most important fashion event in Latin America.
Grey Goose, the premium vodka from France and owned by Bacardi, has opened its first lounge bar in Cebu.
By Roda Masinag
“If you sleep well, you are free to dream,” Marco Magni quotes Ghiuliano Magni, founder of Magniflex, in expressing his father’s philosophy and the company’s passion: best quality sleep.
By Tats Rejante Manahan
This year’s Manila Fame buzzed with a vibrance that has been missed over the past few years. On the first floor were row upon row of furniture booths featuring all styles, ranging from rococo to tense linear moderne.
Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Camsur was a-buzz all of last week, filled with more than 2,000 “game changers” attending the 22nd Philippine Advertising Congress, the industry’s biennial conference. I felt like a game changer, too, since that seems to be what I do in the car these days—putting on makeup and changing my wigs as I rush from one event to another.