• Knoll 66 Collection Lounge Chair by Richard Schultz
  • Knoll 66 Collection Lounge Chair by Richard Schultz
  • Knoll 66 Collection Lounge Chair by Richard Schultz

KnollStudio®

AVAILABLE ONLINE

1966 Lounge Chair

Richard Schultz 1966

Richard Schultz designed the 1966 Collection at the request of Florence Knoll who, after retiring, wanted outdoor furniture that could withstand the corrosive Florida ocean air. The 1966 Collection is regarded as the first modern outdoor furniture and has been the category standard ever since.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Seat and back are woven vinyl coated polyester mesh available in a variety of colors
  • Straps are solid pure vinyl with no fillers and are sewn onto the mesh seat and back with teflon thread
  • Straps are available in a varietty of colors
  • Frame is welded cast and extruded aluminum finished in weather resistant polyester powder coat in a variety of colors
  • Stainless steel supports and connectors
  • Glides included
  • Optional pads and pillows available in select KnollTextiles
  • Optional fitted outdoor cover available
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

 

Downloads for 1966 Lounge Chair

General Info

  • color White Mesh
  • color Grey Tone Mesh
  • color Aluminum
  • color Bronze Mesh
  • color Chestnut Mesh
  • color Onyx Mesh
  • color White Strap
  • color Grey Strap
  • color Onyx Strap
  • color Sand Strap
  • color Bronze Strap
  • color Brown Strap
  • color Choice White
  • color White
  • color Light Bronze
  • color Weatherable Silver
  • color Onyx
  • color Warm Wood
  • color Warm Bronze
  • color Chestnut
  • color Dark Bronze
  • color Forest Green
  • color Daffodil Yellow
  • color Sky Blue
  • color Terra Cotta

Dimensions

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.'"