Souliyahn Keobounpheng was born in 1970 in Vientienne, Laos and came to Richfield, MN in 1979 via a refugee camp in Thailand. This abrupt shift in environment and circumstance, at an impressionable time as he approached adolescence, continues to permeate his view of society, culture and creativity. Souliyahn’s approach to life, art, and design is deeply rooted in the spirit of play, tied to the process of making and manufacturing, and committed to the reuse of discarded material through making art.
Established by Souliyahn Keobounpheng of silvercocoon design, cocoonwork encourages and fosters a collaborative approach to making or building. At times, our team will assist homeowners on their DIY projects, or work alongside skilled carpenters and specialty fabricators. This approach allows us to have a range of work, so no matter how big or small, cocoonwork is ready to take on your creative building projects.