Richard Schultz Petal Table for Knoll

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Richard Schultz Petal Table for Knoll

1,000.00

Current Knoll production example of Richard Schultz teak/white 1960 petal side table for Knoll
Indoor/Outdoor Petal coffee table with wood top appropriate for outdoor use atop delicate spidery support system
Knoll Reissue of this classic member of MoMa’s design collection
Vertical grain Teak petals independently mounted to spidery base allow rain and sunlight to pass through and around surface and allow for wood to contract and expand without splitting as one large surface would tend to do outdoors.
Classic white semigloss textured base in state of the art polyester powdercoat with nylon feet also impervious to indoor/outdoor conditions.
Solid Teak top, aluminum and stainless steel base under poly powder-coat.  Teak petals allowed to independently swell with moisture and thrive in outdoor setting.  Designed for outdoor use.  Separate petals prevent warping due to natural swelling and compression of wood.
In Schultz’s words:
"The Petal table is a flower that is always in bloom….”I designed the Petal Table to accompany the Bertoia Chairs that Harry Bertoia designed for Knoll. The tops on these tables are made of eight petals, which are mounted on a beautifully crafted cast aluminum spider. I was inspired by Queen Anne's Lace, a weed that grows near our house in Pennsylvania. Each cluster of flowers is supported on its own stem. By making a table in this manner there is no need for a ring support, and each petal is independent which allows the table to expand and contract with the weather."
A graduate of the Chicago Institute of Design, aka “The New Bauhaus” founded by Moholy-Nagy, Richard Schultz joined the team at Knoll in 1951. In his first year, Schultz worked with Florence Knoll in the interior design office and assisted Harry Bertoia on the development of his wire furniture collection. Schultz designed his indoor/outdoor Petal Table (1960) to accompany Bertoia’s wire chairs, leading to the launch of his first product for Knoll and one of the collections for which he is most known. Inspired by the sight of a Queen Anne’s Lace flower growing near his home, he designed the tabletop to have eight petals. He then mounted them on a cast aluminum “spider” that keeps each petal independent and allows the material to expand and contract with the weather. The Petal Table is included in the permanent collection at MoMA.
Again, separate petals prevent warping due to natural swelling and compression of wood.
The Petal collection features an aluminum and stainless steel base and stem powder-coated in a variety of colors. The top petals are vertically grained Teak with a natural finish. Base is coated with polyester powder coat-an advanced multi-step process in which a fine raw plastic powder is applied to the frames, which are then baked in an oven.
This is the authentic Petal Table by Knoll. Made in U.S.A.
19”ht 16”diam  $1000

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