Richard Schultz designed the 1966 Collection at the request of Florence Knoll who, after retiring, wanted outdoor furniture that could withstand the corrosive Florida ocean air. The 1966 Collection is regarded as the first modern outdoor furniture and has been the category standard ever since.
- Frame is Aluminum Extrusions with Mitered Corners and Interior Stainless Steel Connectors.
- Extruded Aluminum Legs Screw into Frame with Stainless Steel Screws.
- Tops Fit Flush within The Frame.
- Glass Top:
- 3/8 Inch Beveled Glass Top.
- Porcelain Top:
- .08 Inch Thick Steel Plate with A Porcelain Enamel Layer Comprised of Glass Particles, Baked To Melt into A .002 Inch Smooth Surface.
- Honey Comb Subtup Comprised of Metal or Particle Wood Board Provides Additional Support.
- Teak Top:
- 1 Inch Natural Teak.
- Size (small): 149 x 42 cm / 58.7 x 16.7 inch
- Size (medium): 149 x 93 cm / 58.7 Inch x 36.7 inch
- Size (large): 213 x 93 cm / 83.7 Inch x 36.7 inch
- Height: 73 cm / 28.6 Inch
- Various sizes available.
- Tabletop available in white fiberglass, ultra clear tempered glass, porcelain enamel on steel and vertical grain teak.
- Frame is welded cast and extruded aluminum finished in weather resistant polyester powder coat available in a variety of colors.
- Stainless steel supports and connectors.
- Glides included.
- Optional fitted outdoor cover available.
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Richard Schultz Fresh Air Rectangle Dining Table Designed by:
- Richard Schultz , 2011
Richard Schultz has long been an integral part of the Knoll story. After studying mechanical engineering and design at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Schultz joined Knoll in 1951. His first assignment was to assist Harry Bertoia on the development and production of the Bertoia Wire Collection.
Schultz is best known for his outdoor furniture designs. His graceful Petal Tables, introduced in 1960, received the design award from Industrial Design Magazine. The steel wire-formed 715 Chaise Lounge, which was introduced the following year to complement the Bertoia collection, was selected in 1963 by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection of contemporary furniture. After Florence Knoll moved to a seaside home in Florida, she started sending the design team rusty pieces of furniture, asking them to develop something that could perform in the salty climate. Schultz responded with the aluminum Leisure Collection in 1966.
After leaving Knoll, Schultz continued to have a successful career designing outdoor collections for his own studio. Knoll acquired Richard Schultz Design in 2012, enabling the re-release many of Schultz’s classic Knoll designs.