1966 Collection® Chaise
Richard Schultz for Knoll - 1966
Florence Knoll, upon her retirement to Florida, asked Richard Schultz to design “a decent set of outdoor furniture made out of materials that won’t rust or corrode.” Four years later he debuted his 1966 collection which brought the clean lines and balanced proportions of indoor modern furniture to outdoor living. Enthusiasts of modern design then and now regard the first modern outdoor collection as “a breath of fresh air.” Since its debut the collection has been updated to take advantage of modern materials like Teflon thread. The 1966 Chaise is available as a Contour Chaise or Adjustable Chaise. Strap, Mesh and Frame finishes are available in a variety of different colour options. Chaise pads and covers are also available.
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Frame is aluminum castings and extrusions welded and glued together using a two-part epoxy. Finished in highly durable weather resistant polyester powder coat paint. The seat is woven vinyl coated polyester mesh that is sewn to pure vinyl straps using Teflon thread to form the seat and back. Stainless steel supports provide shape and are attached to the frame with stainless steel connectors.