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1966 Dining Armless Chair

Richard Schultz 1966

Richard Schultz's outdoor dining chairs have been setting the scene for modern meals outdoors for over 50 years. The aluminum frame makes them resilient to weather and wind, while the signature mesh back keeps you cool.

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Construction and Details
  • Seat and back are woven vinyl coated polyester mesh
  • Straps are solid pure vinyl with no fillers and sewn onto the mesh seat and back with teflon thread
  • Frame is welded cast and extruded aluminum finished in weather resistant polyester powder coat
  • Stainless steel supports and connectors
  • Glides included
Fitted Covers
  • Fitted cover is available for each piece. Shop Now
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • Certified Clean Air GOLD
Additional Options Available by Phone (See Below)
  • Frame in a variety of outdoor powder coat finishes VIEW ALL
  • Mesh and nylon straps in a variety of colors VIEW ALL
  • Optional pads and pillows available in select KnollTextiles

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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.'"

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