Hive traces its origin back to 2001, when a group of friends acted upon a vision of producing exceptional lighting and interior accessories. Hive developed into a design and manufacturing facility where artists were able to design and create objects for production under one roof. Since then, they have produced a growing collection of lighting and living accessories both stunning and versatile.
Building on a promise of functional items founded by innovative design, Hive cultivates an environment of creative freedom, coupled with a strong sense of aesthetic discipline under the creative direction of Kenneth Cobonpue. As a habitat for designers and artisans, Hive allows its dwellers to experiment with a variety of forms, textures, and ideas, resulting in clever and invigorating expressions.
Hive has found its niche by garnering inspiration from nature and fusing it with a deep respect for handmade production techniques. The preservation of traditional hand working methods allows Hive to perpetuate a component of culture for future generations.
Kenneth Cobonpue is an award winning designer and the creative director of Hive. He studied Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York and has worked in Italy and Germany.
Kenneth's designs have been published in TIME Magazine, the International Design Yearbook, and Design Now. His work for Hive positions him as a leader of a design movement that combines technology and craft.View other products by Kenneth Cobonpue