Petal End Table designed by Richard Schultz from Knoll
At A Glance: Richard Schultz designed the Petal Table in 1960 as a companion piece to the Bertoia Chairs that were so enthusiastically received by the design-minded public. With a tabletop made from eight separate petals mounted on a cast aluminum "spider" bracket, the Petal End Table distinctly resembles the Queen Anne's Lace flower that inspired Schultz.
What's To Like:
MoMA loved the Petal Tables when they came out - they grabbed them as soon as they were introduced.
Each "petal" expands and contracts with the weather independently from the other petals, protecting the top from cracks.
Yes, the table can be used outdoors!
The table has an exceptionally sturdy base due to its many legs.
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 table, no doubt.
The Bottom Line: Easy to look at and sturdily constructed with an eye for detail, the Petal End Table by Richard Schultz meets all the criteria of both art and furniture. Knoll has a winner here.
Richard Schultz 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.
Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.
Materials: Top: naturally finished, vertical grain teak or machined high density polyurethane (HDPE) in white Top support: powder cast aluminum Stem: powder coated stainless steel Base: Powder coated cast aluminum
Items under $1,200.00
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Items over $9,200.00
This item comes with a $600 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove these shipping charges.
arrive within 6-8 weeks from date of order.