Richard Schultz …. “I designed the 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).
We emphasize exceptional durability. We have re-engineered the furniture to incorporate the best modern materials, including Teflon thread, powder coat paint and stainless steel.
Richard Schultz …. “I designed the Petal Table to accompany the Bertoia Chairs that Harry Bertoia designed for Knoll. The tops on these tables are made of eight petals, which are mounted on a beautifully crafted cast aluminum spider. I was inspired by Queen Anne’s Lace, a weed that grows near our house in Pennsylvania. Each cluster of flowers is supported on its own stem. By making a table in this manner there is no need for a ring support, and each petal is independent which allows the table to expand and contract with the weather.”
The tables were introduced by Knoll in Los Angeles in 1960 and were immediately made part of the MoMA Design Collection.
Knoll‘s classic furniture enhances both modern and traditional architecture.