Prototype Lounge Chair (1980)
Made by Knoll
Listed for sale is a Richard Schultz c. 1980 Collection for Knoll stainless steel lounge chair prototype with mesh upholstery. This is a marvelous and rare example. The stainless steel frame is in terrific shape with light wear and upholstery shows some minimal wear also. This piece has been inspected and cleaned. As quoted from Peter Schultz: "Prototypes for new seating line designed for Knoll circa 1980. Knoll requested a new design to replace the 1966 Collection, which they were discontinuing. Prototype from same collection, stainless steel frame. Mesh and stitching in good condition. Line never produced by Knoll"
This example was acquired directly from Peter Schultz, the son of Richard Schultz and co-owner of Richard Schultz Design. He remained a hugely influential part of the company for decades until production rights were sold back to Knoll in 2012. Peter Schultz annotated a list of details for each piece listed. I am thus able to verify both the authenticity and accuracy of each piece's background. Please note, multiple prototypes are available from different Schultz designs.