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Richard Schultz 1966 Lounge Chair With Arms

by Richard Schultz, from Knoll

richard schultz 1966 lounge chair with arms

richard schultz 1966 lounge chair with arms

Design Richard Schultz, 1966
Aluminum, Steel, powder-coat, polyester mesh
Made in USA by Knoll

Schultz designed this collection in 1966 at the request of Florence Knoll, who wanted well-designed outdoor furnishings that would withstand the corrosive salt air at her home in Florida. Through the years, the 1966 Collection has earned a special place in the world of outdoor furniture and is considered a classic design for the garden. The 1966 Collection has also been chosen to be included in various museums, including the Permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). The collection emphasizes exceptional durability and has been re-engineered to incorporate the best modern materials, including Teflon thread, powder coat paint and stainless steel.

The 1966 collection features a cast and extruded aluminum frame powder-coated in a variety of colors. The upholstery is woven vinyl coated polyester mesh outlined by solid pure vinyl straps all sewn together with Gore™ Tenara® sewing thread (Teflon). Both the upholstery & straps can be ordered in a variety of fabrics.

26" w | 28.25" d | 26" h | seat: 14" h | arms: 20.25" h | 24lbs.

$1,605.00 + free shipping
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Richard Schultz

After studying at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Richard Shultz joined Knoll in 1951 to work with Harry Bertoia. He also taught basic design at the Philadelphia College of Art, and had a one-man show of his sculpture at the MoMA. In 1992, Richard Schultz began his own furniture manufacturing and design company, Richard Schulz Designs in Pennsylvania where he and his son Peter have built an impressive line of outdoor furniture collections. Significant designs over the years include the Petal Table and 1966 series for Knoll which purchased the Richard Schultz company in 2012.
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer's seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.

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Low-slung profile makes for sophisticated look on patio
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One of the things I like most about pieces of furniture designed mid-century is that they're not oversized, as is the case with so much mass-produced furniture designed today. This outdoor lounge chair is low-slung with a slim profile, and easily seats an adult with plenty of room for comfortable, long-term lounging. The quality of the chair is outstanding, and I particularly liked the ability to customize it with several options available among fabric, trim, and structure colors. It and its twin with matching ottomans look great on my patio!
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