Richard Schultz

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Richard Schultz (born 1926) [1] is a furniture designer responsible for several iconic and notable creations during the last sixty years.

After studying at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago,[2] Shultz joined Knoll in 1951 to work with Harry Bertoia. He also taught basic design at the Philadelphia College of Art and had a one-man show of his sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.[3] He left Knoll in 1972 to freelance[4] until founding Richard Schultz Designs in Palm, Pennsylvania, with his son, Peter in 1992. The company and brand continue today.[5]

Significant designs over the years include the Petal Table[6] (1960) and Wire Mesh Chaise[7] (1963) for Knoll, and the Topiary Chair[8] (1989) for his own company.

It was reported that as of March, 2012, Knoll bought the Richard Schultz company.[9] To date, the Schultz website continues to operate the same.


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