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.
Solstice performs variations
on the shape of shade. Cygnus hovers, gesturing
gracefully in the surrounding air. Altair quietly
shields with a form as simple as a traditional
parasol. All two Solstice variations provide
protection and create a sense of destination.
Their modular structure of metal frames
and panels makes them easy to assemble,
highly durable, wind and weather resistant,
and maintenance free. They are as elegant
on the inside as they are out; as whimsical
and colorful as the setting calls them to be.