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1966 Single Rocker

Richard Schultz 1966

The 1966 Rocker brings a dynamic twist to the collection has set the standard for modern outdoor furniture for over 60 years.

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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
    • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
    Fitted Covers
    • Fitted cover is available for each piece. Call to order.
    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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