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 a mountain climber and artist, inspired in his design process by elements of the natural world. His furniture designs are hands-on and sculptural, bringing expertise from a landscape architect’s point of view. 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 Austin, Plainwell, and Wellspring lines, the Catena and Verona chairs, Sorella planters, and the Equinox and Solstice umbrellas, winners of IDSA Gold & Best of NeoCon awards.
The Generation 50 bench has many applications due to a flexible ensemble of style and mounting options. Generation 50 benches are 72” long and available with or without a back and with curved or straight face boards. Three arm styles provide aesthetic and functional choices; benches are also available without arms. It is available as a traditional, cantilevered (available summer 2019), top-of-wall mounted (available summer 2019), and wall-mounted bench (available summer 2019). The cantilevered and top-of wall bench is mounted or embedded, and the wall-mounted bench is surface mounted.
Benches for outdoor use are available in ipe, jarrah, and domestically sourced, thermally modified ash that weathers to a soft pewter gray. For indoor use, the bench is available in jarrah and domestically sourced, thermally modified ash with a clear, catalyzed acrylic lacquer finish. Cast aluminum supports have a powdercoat finish.