Produced in response to Florence Knoll's desire for a piece of furniture that was well considered but also able to withstand the humid climes of her Florida home, the 1966 series of outdoor chairs and tables is a real masterpiece of Modernist design. With its sleek aesthetic, the dining chair cuts a fine figure, and yet it's a hard-wearing piece of furniture too, thanks to the nature of the materials involved in its powder-coated aluminium construction.
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 selected in 1963 by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection of contemporary furniture.