If you’re a Star Wars fan and are looking to re-do your home, nothing more than this piece of information could do you good! In catering to fans while paying a precious ode to the cult series, a Filipino designer named Kenneth Cobonpue has recently collaborated with the Star Wars franchise for a one-of-its-kind furniture line.
Complete with armchairs, footstools, and lamps, the ensemble is wholly inspired by Star Wars icons and is an eclectic addition to any home décor. Created in collaboration with Disney, each of the pieces are created using modern materials and technologies that put a contemporary spin on traditional Filipino craft techniques. While the armchair features a black cushioned seat and backrest that has been stitched to look like Darth Vader’s mask, the Chewie Rocking Stool is designed to emulate Chewbacca the Wookiee warrior’s fur. Other pieces in the collection include – the Little Jedi Hanging Lamp designed to resemble Jedi Knights holding lightsabers and the intricate Imperial Wings Armchair, inspired from the “unforgettable” symbol of the Imperial fleet, the TIE fighter.
Commenting on the collection, Cobonpue said, “We wanted to incorporate the essence of each Star Wars character into the designs, while staying true to our aesthetic and process of creating by hand,” He further added, “We reimagined the Star Wars universe through the lens of the Filipino craftsman and creative,” he added. “Finding the balance was a bit of a challenge, but it was also a lot of fun.” The collection was initially launched in Southeast Asia earlier this year and is now available for sale in the United States.