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 Chipman line includes a cast aluminum chair, with and without arms; a cast aluminum stool; and tables in standing, dining, and lounge heights with round or square table tops. In its unadorned invention and clarity Chipman has international expression and universal appeal. Delicate in scale and proportion, it is heavy enough for rooftop terraces but light enough to move around. The one-piece cast chair seat and back has seamlessly welded-on legs and arms; the table has a flat aluminum top encircled by a tapered cast rim and an inverted cone-shaped stem with feet; both raise detail and finish to high art.