He began his design career after his studies in Industrial Design in New York, which led him to apprenticeships and further studies in Italy and Germany.
Cobonpue pioneered the integration of design, manufacturing, and global distribution as well as branding in Cebu, operating from his headquarters on the island.
Awards to his credit include Hong Kong’s Design for Asia Award, the Japan Good Design Award, the American Society of Interior Designers Selection, the French Coup de Coeur Award, and the first Asian Designer of the Year title given by the Maison et Objet in Paris.
Cobonpue designs have appeared in full-length films such as Ocean’s 13 and CSI Miami while his roster of clientele includes Hollywood celebrities and members of royalty like Queen Sofía of Spain, Queen Rania of Jordan, and former couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
In 2011, Kenneth Cobonpue collaborated with German designer Albercht Birkner to launch “the world’s first biodegradable car”, a Roadster named Phoenix Bamboo.
According to Wikipedia and ecofriend.com