Hive (Design by Hive) traces its origin back in 2001 when a group of friends acted upon a vision of producing exceptional lighting and interior accessories. Hive then developed into a design and manufacturing facility where various artists can create objects for production under one roof. From then on, the visionary design house has resonated with busy occupants working incessantly, producing 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 through the strong sense of aesthetic and creative direction of Kenneth Cobonpue and management of Celso Advincula Jr, founders of the brand. This partnership continuously complement one another allowing Hive (Design by Hive) to become a seamless collaboration of design excellence and innovative manufacturing.
Hive (Design by Hive) has found its niche by garnering most form or material inspiration from nature and fusing it with a deep respect for handmade production techniques. A deeper identity is found through the use of locally-sourced, self-sustaining organic materials such as rattan or abaca, with traditional processes creating innovative modern design. The preservation of traditional hand-working methods allows Hive to perpetuate a component of culture for future generations.