Made by Richard Schultz Design
Prototype Ottoman (2001)
Listed for sale is a Richard Schultz 2002 Collection stainless steel ottoman prototype with mesh upholstery. This is a marvelous and rare example of a 2002 collection piece, produced in 2001. The stainless steel frame is in terrific shape and upholstery shows only light wear. It also retains an original fabric label. As quoted from Peter Schultz: "Prototype 2002 Collection ottoman, stainless steel with mesh, designed by Richard Schultz, 2001. This item was never produced." Note: the ottoman appears somewhat skewed inward, however, it can be adjusted to sit properly and straight. The ottoman measures 26.5 inches long by 23.5 inches wide and 16.5 inches tall.
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. Please see my eBay store for other listings.