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Mid Century Petal Table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, 1960's.Mid Century Petal Table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, 1960's.Mid Century Petal Table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, 1960's.Mid Century Petal Table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, 1960's.Mid Century Petal Table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, 1960's.

Mid-century petal table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, features an ingenious support structure and eight-point base in aluminum. Eight redwood petals, mounted to the structure, comprise the tabletop.

"I was inspired by Queen Ann's lace...each cluster of flowers is supported on its own stem". This graceful Petal Table, introduced in 1960, received the design award from Industrial Design magazine.

Reference: Knoll Designer Bios
Richard Schultz
b. USA, 1930
Richard Schultz has long been an integral part of the Knoll story. After studying mechanical engineering and design at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Schultz joined Knoll in 1951. His first assignment was to assist Harry Bertoia on the development and production of the Bertoia Wire Collection. This led to an 18-month assignment in Europe, establishing and supervising production of the Bertoia designs for Knoll subsidiaries and licensees. After returning to the U.S., he joined the Design Development Group at the Knoll factory in East Greenville, PA.

Schultz is best known for his outdoor furniture designs. His graceful Petal Table, introduced in 1960, received the design award from Industrial Design magazine. The steel wire-formed 715 Chaise Lounge, which was introduced the following year to complement the Bertoia collection, was s

ITEM ID
NY8134
HEIGHT
28" (71 cm)
CREATOR
Knoll
AGE
Mid 20th Century
ROOM
veranda
STYLE
Mid-Century Modern
WIDTH
42" (107 cm)

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    Mid Century Petal Table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, 1960's.

    $3,900