1966 Coffee and End Tables

Richard Schultz 1966

Richard Schultz designed the 1966 Collection at the request of Florence Knoll, who wanted well-designed outdoor furniture that would withstand the corrosive salt air at her home in Florida. The Collection was the first truly modern outdoor collection and has been the category standard ever since.


The 1966 Collection is a part of the Permanent Collection at the Museum of Modern Art and has been re-engineered to incorporate the best modern materials, including powder coat paint and stainless steel. Bright new powder coat finishes are now available. Fresh looks on a classic collection.


Construction and Details
  • 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
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®


Downloads for 1966 Coffee and End Tables

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General Info


  • color White
  • color Light Bronze
  • color Weatherable Silver
  • color Onyx
  • color Warm Wood
  • color Warm Bronze
  • color Chestnut
  • color Dark Bronze
  • color Green
  • color Blue
  • color Sky Blue
  • color Lime Green
  • color Yellow
  • color Orange
  • color Plum
  • color White
  • color Marine Blue
  • color Warm Wood
  • color Light Bronze
  • color Warm Bronze
  • color Dark Bronze
  • color Brown Porcelain
  • color Clear Glass
  • color Etched Glass
  • color Teak
  • color White Fiberglass
  • color White HDPE


Richard Schultz: "In October 1962 I began working on an aluminum outdoor group. Florence Knoll moved to Florida and said, 'You have to make some decent outdoor furniture, something that is made out of materials that won’t rust and corrode.' That appealed to me, and I started working.

"I experimented with button connectors for the slings, padded slings and plastic beading around the tabletops. Ultimately I devised concealed connectors, which made the chairs more elegant.

"In April 1963 Florence Knoll approved the outdoor program. I had to develop all the patterns for all the cast parts. It took me a long time to develop the collection, as there wasn’t a whole team of people to help me. Details were carefully considered. We spent so much time refining it. That’s why the furniture still looks fresh.

"In March 1966 the furniture was introduced. The furniture didn’t have extraneous curves. Most outdoor furniture those days was designed to look like it was designed before the French Revolution, with stamped out metal, bunches of flowers and leaves; it was very much period looking furniture. This was the first outdoor furniture that enthusiasts of modern design could say, 'this is a breath of fresh air.'"