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Form Follows Technique: A Fireside Chat with Furniture Designer Richard Schultz

Form Follows Technique: A Fireside Chat with Furniture Designer Richard Schultz


Date:
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Time:
4:30 p.m.
Location: Carl Fields Center Multipurpose Room
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Other: Reception to follow

The Keller Center is pleased to welcome furniture designer Richard Schultz to the Princeton campus on Tuesday, December 3rd. Schultz, who is responsible for several iconic and notable creations during the last sixty years, will give the talk "Form Follows Technique" in the Carl A. Fields Center Multipurpose Room. The discussion will be moderated by Axel Kilian, Assistant Professor of Computational Design at the School of Architecture.

This event, which is part of the Keller Center's "The Creative Mind: Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series", is co-sponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum and the School of Architecture and is open to the public. 

After studying at Iowa State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Schultz joined Knoll in 1951 to work with Harry Bertoia. 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. He left Knoll in 1972 to freelance until founding Richard Schultz Designs in Palm, Pennsylvania, with his son, Peter in 1992. The company and brand continue today. 

Significant designs over the years include the Petal Table and the 1966 Adjustable Chaise for Knoll, and the Topiary Chair for his own company.