designed by GGN.
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd. is a landscape architecture practice with special experience in designing high-use landscapes in complex, urban contexts. Based in Seattle, GGN works throughout the Americas and Asia. Its projects are developed by designers with professional backgrounds in landscape, architecture, engineering, graphics, ecology, and other sciences. GGN’s award-winning projects include Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park, which brings the ecology of Chicago's native prairie into a dense downtown neighborhood. For Landscape Forms GGN has designed the Maggie bench and Charlie table, and UrbanEdge, an integrated collection of site elements that looks at design and planning for the city center in a new way. Project awards include multiple ASLA National Design Excellence Awards and AIA/ASLA Honor and Merit awards for Design, and the 2012 Tucker Design Award. In 2011, GGN was the recipient of the Smithsonian's prestigious Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Award for Landscape Architecture.
Urban space is valuable real estate and too much of it is underused. UrbanEdge is a collection of landscape framing and furniture elements designed specifically to help designers make more effective use of under utilized space.
Bernie is the tall seating element in the UrbanEdge family. This bar-height chair teams with the Jessie rail and steps up to the occasion. With its relaxed oval-shaped seat, with or without a comfortable curved-band back, it rotates a full 360º. Bernie is ideal for bar or café settings where it helps activate social space. And it offers an interesting alternative for seating with an elevated perspective along rail-defined boundaries on the streetscape edge.