Tuesday December 3, 2013
Carl Fields Center Multipurpose Room
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.
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.