1966 Collection Coffee Table
designed by Richard Schultz
At A Glance:
Richard Schultz designed the 1966 Dining Table 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. This is one outdoor dining table you'll look forward to seeing every spring when it gets warm out.
What's To Like:
- It's a part of MoMA's permanent collection. Need we say more?
- This outdoor dining table will withstand decades of the worst that Mother Nature can throw at it.
- Porcelain tabletop is easy to clean
- You've got a wide range of sizes 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 dining table, no doubt.
The Bottom Line:
Give the 1966 Dining Table a home in your back yard. It's ready to go for the next ... say, 20 years or so.
- Overall dimensions: 18" high, multiple width and depth options
- Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
- Frame is made from cast and extruded aluminum
- Supports and connectors are stainless steel
- Tabletop is porcelain (extremely weather-resistant)
- Finish is a weather resistant polyester powder-coat
- Clear butyrate plastic glides protect your flooring if you bring the table indoors
A cover may be purchased separately if you wish to further protect your table from the elements. Give us a call at 888-467-6278 and we'll hook you up!
Materials & Measurements
Base and frame: cast and extruded aluminum
Finish: weather resistant polyester powder coat
Top: porcelain enamel on steel
18" w x 18" h x 18" d
20" w x 18" h x 32" d
28" w x 18" h x 28" d
38" w x 18" h x 38" d
60" w x 18" h x 60" d
60" w x 18" h x 18" d
60" w x 18" h x 38" d
About the Designer
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.
About the Manufacturer
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.