For half a century, Richard Schultz has been designing outdoor furniture, first at Knoll where he assisted Harry Bertoia and developed his own lines, and after 1972 as a freelancer. Richard Schultz designed the 1966 collection at the request of Florence Knoll who, after retiring, wanted outdoor furniture that could withstand the corrosive Florida ocean air. The 1966 collection is regarded as the first modern outdoor furniture and has been the category standard ever since. The frame is welded cast and extruded aluminum with a weather-resistant white polyester powder-coat finish. Tabletop is white porcelain enamel on steel. Stainless steel supports and connectors.