Design Team

Royal Pineda

A product of a family of academics, Royal Christopher Lopez Pineda completed his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Polytechnic University of the Philippines under the Japan-Philippines cooperation university program. Exposed to designing challenging and creative structures commissioned to the firm, Royal learned the trade in both the structure of its science and its art. Royal has mastered as many aspects of the design discipline to envision and create Total Designs.

Kenneth Cobonpue

Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York with highest honors and subsequently worked in Italy and Germany. Integrating locally sourced materials with innovative handmade production processes, Cobonpue's brand is known around the world for its unique designs and roster of clientele that include Hollywood celebrities like Brad Pitt and European royalty.

Budji Layug

The third of eight children, international designer of furniture and interiors Antonio “Budji” Layug studied at the New York School of Interior Design. Budji spent years travelling the world, expanding his understanding of foreign culture, art and design. Upon his return to the Philippines, Budji began to explore his native country’s landscape. Budji began to design furniture that incorporated traditional techniques and indigenous organic materials.