Richard Schultz (1930 – 2021) American sculptor and furniture designer

1966 Dining Chair Designed by Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz (1930 – 2021) was an American sculptor and furniture designer.

Biography

In 1951, he became a member of Knoll’s design development group. Initially, he collaborated on the wire Diamond sitting collection with Harry Bertoia. Schultz designed the Petal table in 1960, steel-wire lounge chairs in 1961, and outdoor Leisure Collection seating and tables in 1966 for Knoll. He designed a 1981 collection of outdoor furniture while pursuing his passion for the outdoors.

Recognition

The American Interior Design International Award was given to his Leisure Collection chair in 1967.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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