Richard Schultz: 1966

All of our furniture relates to this deep interest in sculptural form and its relation to nature and man.


Knoll Outdoor: Richard Schultz 1966 Collection
Modern Outdoor Furniture

Sizes:
1966 table range from small side tables (18″W x 18″D x 15″H) to large dining tables (90″W x 38″D x 28″H). Bar height and counter height tables also available.
1966 Chairs are available in dining, bar, counter and lounge heights
Petal Tables available in 3 sizes: 16″W x 19″H (side), 42″W x 15″H (coffee), 42″W x 28″H (Dining).

Materials: 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

Upholstery: Seat and back pads available in select outdoor KnollTextiles or COM for all seating collections. Outdoor covers also available in grey vinyl

This modern outdoor furniture collection was 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® Rocker 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 10 colors). The cast and extruded aluminum frame is finished in a weather resistant polyester powder coat (select from 16 colors). An optional custom cover is 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.

In 1962, Florence Knoll specifically 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 with pieces like the 1966 Collection® Rocker: designed with a fresh outlook for the modern homeowner and constructed to weather the great outdoors beautifully.

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