About Brian Kane
Brian Kane established Kane Design Studio in San Francisco in 1989 following tenure as designer for Metropolitan Furniture, later acquired by Steelcase. Kane has designed several of Landscape Forms most popular and critically acclaimed benches including Presidio, Sonoma, Towne Square, Washington Square, and Hyde Park, as well as the Annapolis bollard. His bench designs marry graceful curves with comfort and strength to meet the special demands of exterior seating. Hyde Park was awarded the APEX Commendation for design.
Presidio complements the urban streetscape, the
college campus and the public park by letting the setting shine through. The Presidio Collection of seating and
receptacles was designed by Brian Kane to
meet the rigorous demands of unsecured
public spaces while keeping the focus on the
surrounding environment. Presidio is visually
strong and also transparent. It is tough, failsafe,
graffiti-resistant and also remarkably
refined. It is manufactured of rugged steel
tubing and rods but bears the unmistakable
mark of craft. It is simple in its vocabulary of
elements, diversified in its possibilities, elegant
in its form and presence.