JR® Chair

Item #37

Joseph Ricchio 1994

A contemporary addition to the Ricchio Side Chair Family, the JR Chair features the same gentle curves and comfortably scooped back that made the original chair so popular, while subtly graduated legs lighten the chair’s overall presence.


Starts at: $783


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NYC Home Design Shop: 212 343-4190

Customer Service: 800 343-5665


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  • Available in a range of Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Available with or without arms
  • Available with a fully upholstered seat and back
  • Seat and back are high density polyurethane foam
  • Seat has elastic seat belt suspension
  • Injection-molded copolymer plastic seat pan screws into corner blocks of the chair frame
  • Frame available in Maple with a clear finish or in Beech with stained finishes
  • Chairs are finished with a catalyzed lacquer protective coating and a hand-applied final wax coating
  • Frame uses dowel and mortise and tenon construction
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified


Linda and Joseph Ricchio are both graduates of California State University. Their respective backgrounds in industrial design and interiors led them naturally to furniture design. Their first chair for Knoll, the Ricchio chair, features carefully contoured lines and a comfortably scooped back for a contemporary and timeless aesthetic—earning it a 1991 ROSCOE Award. The success of the original Ricchio chair prompted Knoll to collaborate twice more with Joseph Ricchio. The JR and Joe chairs are both more compact designs derived from the Ricchio.

Joseph attributes many of his design sensibilities to the time he spent studying art and design in Florence. After working as a designer at several private practices, he taught product and graphic design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Linda is a member of the Industrial Designer Society of America. Her work experience ranges from design and space planning with various southern California design firms to magazine and art direction.