Prototype Rocking Chair (2001)
Made by Richard Schultz Design
Listed for sale is a Richard Schultz 2002 Collection stainless steel rocking chair prototype with mesh upholstery. This is a marvelous and rare example of a 2002 collection rocking chair, produced in 2001. The stainless steel frame is in terrific shape and upholstery shows only light wear. It also retains an original Richard Schultz Designs label. This piece has been inspected and cleaned. As quoted from Peter Schultz: "Prototype 2002 Collection rocking chair, stainless steel with mesh, designed by Richard Schultz, 2001. Based on the production Lounge Chair. This item was never produced.
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.