Brian Kane graduated from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design. He worked for several New York City design studios and spent a year in Milan, Italy, working for Architect Silvio Coppola. His projects included the design of seating and casegoods for such companies as Mobil Italia Spa. and Bernini Spa. After returning to the U.S. he worked in New York for Atelier International (A.I.) on special contract furniture design projects and showroom design, as well as the start-up of U.S. production of Italian designs by Cassina, B&B and Tecno.
In March of 1989, Kane established Kane Design Studio in San Francisco. The firm has been involved in the design and development of products for many companies, including Metro, Steelcase, Turnstone, Landscapeforms, Bernhardt Furniture Co., Martin/Brattrud Inc, Interprofil Gmb, Falcon, Howe, Halcon, Stelter Partners, Fixtures, HBF, and Coalesse. If you have been to an airport or a bank or a hotel in Manhattan midtown or to the Embarcadero in San Francisco - chances are youve sat on one of his designs.
Brian is a member of the Industrial Design Society Association. His designs have won over 80 design awards and have been exhibited at the Whitney and Brooklyn Museums in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.