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Topiary® Collection Bench

By Richard Schultz, from Knoll
$2,317.00
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Topiary® Collection Bench

Topiary® Collection Bench
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Cover for Topiary® Collection Bench
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Design by Richard Schultz.
By Knoll.

With Topiary, Richard Schultz wanted to design a chair that looked like a shrub pruned to look like a chair. The designer is "fascinated by the way sunlight comes through the leaves of shrubbery, producing dappled shadows." And this furniture was designed to act as a light filter, disappearing into nature. Sometimes the pattern looks like flowers. Covered with dew, it looks alive.

The Topiary® Collection is made of sheet aluminum that is bent, stamped and folded. All aluminum components are then powder coated, resulting in furniture that you can leave outside throughout the year. Simple bent components form the seat back and arms of the series' Bench - a flowing, sculptural design which complements its natural surroundings. Use this two-seater Bench for anything from quiet outdoor garden spots to lounge and entertaining spaces.

Select from 13 weather resistant polyester powder coat colors. Optional custom covers are available and sold separately (see below).

Dimensions
  • Overall: 55"W X 26"D X 34.5"H
  • Seat Height: 18" H
  • Arm Height: 25" H
  • Weight: 84 lbs.
Material(s)
0.2" aluminum frame, stamped and formed with weather resistant polyester powder coat, clear butyrate plastic glides, stainless steel, polyurethane and vinyl connectors
Manufacturer Specifications
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Item Number
KNL-RSD-TOP-455
Model(s)
TOP-455

Design by Richard Schultz.
By Knoll.

With Topiary, Richard Schultz wanted to design a chair that looked like a shrub pruned to look like a chair. The designer is "fascinated by the way sunlight comes through the leaves of shrubbery, producing dappled shadows." And this furniture was designed to act as a light filter, disappearing into nature. Sometimes the pattern looks like flowers. Covered with dew, it looks alive.

The Topiary® Collection is made of sheet aluminum that is bent, stamped and folded. All aluminum components are then powder coated, resulting in furniture that you can leave outside throughout the year. Simple bent components form the seat back and arms of the series' Bench - a flowing, sculptural design which complements its natural surroundings. Use this two-seater Bench for anything from quiet outdoor garden spots to lounge and entertaining spaces.

Select from 13 weather resistant polyester powder coat colors. Optional custom covers are available and sold separately (see below).

Knoll

Knoll was founded in 1938 by Hans and Florence Knoll who sought to create new types of furniture and environments for the home and workplace. Their approach was to join craftsmanship with technology through the use of design and to create beautiful home furnishings that stood the test of time visually, functionally and practically. The pair sought out designers willing to change the landscape of modern design. With pioneering modernists like Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, and Richard Schultz they built a brand that today contains many of the hallmarks of modern design.

Knoll enjoys brand recognition throughout the world for its modern classics as well as groundbreaking new products formulated under new designer partnerships. Few companies can match the array of Knoll products, which combine a modernist aesthetic with residential appeal. This point of view nurtured by Florence Knoll, has become the trademark of Knoll design. The Knoll name offers a rich design history - a legacy of iconic designers and inventive new collaborations. Their focus on quality and responsible manufacturing means that each piece transcends multiple generations in both use and appeal.

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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.

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