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.
Christy Manguerra is the design manager for Hive. She graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines, and a Masters degree in Design Management from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Manguerra manages the whole spectrum of design development for Hive, from concept to working prototype. She also teaches Industrial Design at the University of the Philippines in Cebu.View other products by Christy Manguerra