About Robert Chipman
Robert Chipman, ASLA has been designing award-winning furniture for Landscape Forms since the early 1990’s. A practicing landscape architect, he is founder and principal of Robert Chipman Landscape Architect in Austin, Texas. Chipman is an outdoorsman and climber dedicated to location sketching. His furniture design process is hands-on and sculptural, bringing expertise from a landscape architect’s point of view to the site elements that complement outdoor space. In addition to the IDEA award-winning Chipman chair and the growing Chipman line of seating and tables, his designs for Landscape Forms include the Plainwell and Austin benches, the Catena chair, Sorella planters, and the Solstice umbrella, winner of IDSA Gold & Best of NeoCon awards.
Plainwell, designed by Robert Chipman, ASLA, is both lyrical and robust.
Good design entices and endures. Plainwell combines fine detailing with a commanding posture and stance. The harmonic balance invites attention and transcends time. A master of versatility, Plainwell in wood expresses traditional values, while in aluminum it reveals a contemporary spirit.
While Plainwell has its imitators, they are no match for
the original. The choice of discriminating design professionals
and clients for nearly a decade, Plainwell consistently
performs under the rigors of public use in city
parks and streetscapes, shopping centers, mixed use
malls, and healthcare environments. A coordinating litter
receptacle unifies the esthetic, whatever the setting.