With the growing popularity of more fully furnished outdoor environments, customers have begun to look for large, luxurious sofa seating to create outdoor living rooms. Based on the 1966 collection, Swell is a generously proportioned and exceptionally comfortable outdoor lounge collection that does not require cushions.
- Frame is welded cast and extruded aluminum finished in weather resistant polyester powder coat in a variety of colors
- Seat and back are woven vinyl coated polyester mesh available in a variety of colors
- Straps are solid pure vinyl with no fillers and are sewn onto the mesh seat and back with teflon thread
- Stainless steel supports and connectors
- Height: 71.1 cm / 28 inch
- Width: 220.9 cm / 87 inch
- Depth: 80 cm / 31.5 inch
- Seat Height: 41.9 cm / 16.5 inch
- Glides included
- Straps are available in a varietty of colors
- Optional pads and pillows available in select KnollTextiles
- Optional fitted outdoor cover available
- Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified®
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Richard Schultz joined Knoll Associates in 1951 to work with Harry Bertoia, after studying at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In addition to his work for Knoll, he designed an office system for Stow/Davis. He also taught basic design at the Philadelphia College of Art and had a one-man show of his sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Richard Schultz Swell® Lounge Sofa Designed by:
- Richard Schultz
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.
Schultz is best known for his outdoor furniture designs. His graceful Petal Tables, 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. After Florence Knoll moved to a seaside home in Florida, she started sending the design team rusty pieces of furniture, asking them to develop something that could perform in the salty climate. Schultz responded with the aluminum Leisure Collection in 1966.
After leaving Knoll, Schultz continued to have a successful career designing outdoor collections for his own studio. Knoll acquired Richard Schultz Design in 2012, enabling the re-release many of Schultz’s classic Knoll designs.