Kenneth Cobonpue bags award in US design competition


Posted at May 06 2018 07:09 PM


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MANILA -- World-renowned Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue bagged an award for Best Seating in the 22nd Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

His creation, the Peacock, won the award in the Lounge category for Individual Seating.

"Peacock wins an award for Best Seating at arguably the most important show for hospitality in the USA, HD Expo in Las Vegas," Cobonpue wrote in an Instagram post.

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in cooperation with Hospitality Design magazine, honors innovation, functionality and aesthetic advancements in products part of the annual Hospitality Design Exposition and Conference (HD Expo) in Las Vegas.

This year, the judges selected winners based on "based on innovation, technical advancements, cost efficiency, environmental consciousness, aesthetics, client-user benefits, and need and usage in the hospitality industry," according to the Hospitality Design website. 

The Grid Sink Faucet and Cube Handles by Kallista took home the Best of Competition award. The company also took home several awards in the accessories or specialties category.