Cebu’s Coconut Car

Contributed by Whitney

Filipino furniture designer, Clayton Tugonon, came up with one of the most innovative designs on four wheels. Developed from recycled and natural materials solely from his home Cebu in the Philippines , he created a vehicle that is truly one of its kind.

 This classy mock 1959 Porsche 356 was put together from all local materials similar to many of his furniture designs.   The major material used for the exterior was stalks of coconut flowers while the interior dashboard is predominantly a blend of sea shells.  Many Filipino designers send away for their materials and Tugonon wanted to showcase the natural beauty that Cebu already has to offer.  This seems to be the first car ever made from materials indigenous to Cebu which must make this designer nothing more than proud.

Discovered at Inhabitat