This wonderful chair, made in the 80’s, is in great condition showing the appropriate age wear on the original “bone wash” color. We have also posted a sofa of the same lineage. The pair would make a remarkable design focal point. Both pieces come with a new custom cushion. They can be purchased separately.
With no sharp edges; the chair lines flow smoothly throughout the entire piece. It was designed by world renowned furniture designer Betty Cobonpue and bears her signature on the brass tag at the back of the sofa.
Betty Cobonpue – was a noted Philippines based designer who in the 1980’s created a unique line of furniture called “Scultura” which she marketed mostly through exclusive dealers on the East Coast. Cobonpue has described her design philosophy with a simple mantra: “No hard edges.”
Unlike traditional rattan furniture that is woven, Cobonpue’s furniture is made from lengths of young rattan vine, meticulously cut, heated and wet-bent over wooden forms. She invented and patented this technique of laminating fine rattan vines to form the fluid sculptural lines of her furniture, a technique that would later earn her numerous awards. This technique makes her pieces very strong structurally and solid as a rock.