Richard Schultz began his career with Knoll in 1951 by working with Harry Bertoia on the development and production of the Bertoia Wire Collection. His first design on his own at Knoll was his graceful Petal Table in 1960 which received the design award from Industrial Design Magazine. He went on to not only design these beautiful chairs but to design, at Florence Knoll’s urging, his aluminum Leisure collection. Richard Schultz was an integral part of Knoll for many years.