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Design by Richard Schultz, 1966.
In 1962, Florence Knoll asked designer Richard Schultz to create a collection of furniture that could withstand the outdoors. The result was the "1966 Collection" which became an instant classic. This furniture series revolutionized outdoor furniture with a clean, fresh look that remains fully relevant today. Richard Schultz outdoor furniture emphasizes exceptional durability. All furniture has been re-engineered to incorporate the best modern materials, including Teflon thread, powder coat paints and stainless steel.
The 1966 Collection® Contour Chaise can be customized with strap, mesh seating and frame color options. Features vinyl straps (select from 6 colors) with woven polyester mesh seating (select from 6 colors). The cast and extruded aluminum frame is finished in a weather resistant polyester powder coat (select from 13 colors). Optional custom covers and upholstered seat/back padding are available and sold separately.
Recipient, American Institute of Interior Designers Award; International Design Award, USA, 1967; Designers Center Stuttgart Award, Germany, 1969/70 and ICFF Editor's Award for Outside Furniture, 2007. 1966 is also exhibited in a number of museums, including the Permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA); Louvre Museum, Design Collection, Paris, France; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
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Material(s): Welded sand cast and extruded aluminum frames with weather resistant polyester powder coat, woven vinyl coated polyester mesh and solid pure vinyl straps with stainless steel supports, stainless steel connectors, table tops available in clear tempered glass, porcelain enamel on steel, vertical grain teak or white fiberglass
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Designer: Richard Schultz
Richard Schultz joined Knoll Associates in 1951 to work with Harry Bertoia, after studying at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Schultz's work with Knoll took a serendipitous turn when Florence Knoll asked him to design durable, attractive outdoor furniture for her Florida home. The result was the "Leisure Collection" (now sold as the "1966 Collection") which became an instant classic. In addition to his work for Knoll, he designed an office system for Stow/Davis. He also taught basic design at the Philadelphia College of Art and had a one-man show of his sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
In 1992, Richard Schultz began his own furniture manufacturing and design company, where he and his son, Peter, have built an impressive line of outdoor furniture collections including Topiary, Swell, and Mateo. In 2012, Knoll and Richard Schultz reunited to distribute these widely acclaimed and sought after collections to the residential market.View other products by Richard Schultz
Manufacturer: Richard Schultz
The rich history of Richard Schultz began with Richard Schultz's long involvement in modern furniture design, sculpture and art. He worked with Harry Bertoia during the development of Bertoia's iconic collection of wire chairs for Knoll. Schultz later designed the Petal Collection to accompany the Bertoia's Diamond Chair. Some years later, Florence Knoll specifically asked Schultz to create a collection of furniture that could withstand the outdoors. The result was the "Leisure Collection" (now sold as the "1966 Collection") which became an instant classic.
In 1992, Richard Schultz began his own furniture manufacturing and design company. The entire collection, featuring outdoor chairs, lounges, tables and accessories, relates to the designer's deep interest in sculptural form and its relation to nature and man. Outdoor furniture must be comfortable and durable for use in outdoor and garden settings. And, balanced with that, designs are kept either complementary or supplementary to their natural surroundings, providing an aesthetic of luxuriant creativity, guided by materials and form.
For the past 20 years, Schultz and his son, Peter, have been able to build an impressive line of outdoor furniture collections including Topiary, Swell, and Mateo. In 2012, Knoll and Richard Schultz reunited to distribute these widely acclaimed and sought after collections to the residential market.View other products from Richard Schultz