1966 Collection Chaise Lounge
designed by Richard Schultz
At A Glance:
Richard Schultz designed the 1966 Chaise Lounge at Florence Knoll's request. She was looking for outdoor furniture that would withstand the corrosive salt air at her Florida home. Typically, Schultz's resultant 1966 collection became what is now considered a garden classic, with clean good looks and exceptional durability. Oh, and let's not forget the comfort factor.
What's To Like:
- It's a part of MoMA's permanent collection. Need we say more?
- This outdoor chaise will withstand decades of the worst that Mother Nature can throw at it.
- Do you want it with wheels and an adjustable back, or with a contoured seat? You have the power to choose.
- Outdoor furniture, it's true - but it's got good manners indoors as well.
- You've got a wide range of colors to choose from, and your patio will look just the way you want it to.
- The 1966 Collection has won multiple design awards.
What's Not to Like:
We really can't pick on anything besides price, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is an expensive - and extraordinarily durable - outdoor chaise lounge, no doubt.
The Bottom Line:
Give the 1966 Chaise Lounge a home in your back yard. It's ready to go for the next ... say, 20 years or so.
- Overall dimensions, 4-leg contour lounge: 33.75" h x 24.5" w x 58" l, with 13" seat height
- Overall dimensions, adjustable wheeled lounge: 36" h x 25.5" w x 76" l, with 14.25" seat height
- Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
- Frame is made from cast and extruded aluminum
- Finish is a weather resistant polyester powder-coat
- Wheels are cast aluminum with rubber tires and a differential axle
- Upholstery is woven vinyl-coated polyester mesh
- Straps are solid pure vinyl with no fillers, with Teflon sewing thread
- Clear butyrate plastic glides protect your flooring if you bring the chaise indoors
A cover may be purchased separately if you wish to further protect your chaise from the elements. Give us a call at 888-467-6278 and we'll hook you up!
In 1951, after studying mechanical engineering and design at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Richard Schultz joined Knoll. Of all the projects he could have possibly worked on, his very first was to assist Harry Bertoia with the Bertoia Wire Collection - even spending 18 months in Europe in order to get production of that collection underway. Schultz is best known for his graceful Petal Collection of tables. In addition, one of his most enduring designs is the 1966 Collection of outdoor furniture that he developed at Florence Knoll's request; she needed patio furniture that wouldn't rust in the seaside climate of her home, and Schultz delivered.
After leaving Knoll in 1972 to freelance he opened his own studio where he has always worked independently, defining his own projects and selling them to manufacturers for production. The Richard Schultz studio was recently re-acquired by Knoll, making it possible for the re-issue of his classic pieces by the company with which he began his illustrious career.