Cobonpue’s art-meets-alcohol bar and lounge
The lengths Kenneth Cobonpue would go to save a beloved piece of work: take over the entire place that houses it—in this case, a bar—and actually run the place.
The Cebu City watering hole Z Bar was the first of its kind that the world-renowned Cobonpue had ever designed, a stunning art installation that landed on the covers of coffee-table books in Europe. Since opening in 2006, it has also been featured in design magazines here and abroad.
“When Tinderbox (Z Bar’s owner) was looking in Manila for someone to take over, I was afraid that someone would come and destroy the place,” Cobonpue said. “I wanted to save my own work because I really believe that it’s very unique, not only here in Cebu or in the country but in the world.”
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