Made by Knoll
1966 Chair Prototype (1966)
Listed for sale is a Richard Schultz 1966 Collection polished aluminum lounge chair prototype with custom leather sling. The lounge chair measures 26.5 inches wide, total height is approximately 26 inches, and depth is 30 inches. This is a marvelous and rare example. Frames were rarely if ever fully polished, as this was an immensely expensive process. From my recollection, Peter Schultz mentioned that the cost to polish the chair alone was often in excess of the original purchase price. This example was thus polished for interior applications, also explaining the gorgeous leather sling. There is some wear to the sling (bottom left corner of the sling for instance), though the chair is usable as/is and gorgeous or can be easily repaired if desired. This piece has been inspected and cleaned.
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.