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D'Urso Swivel Chair

Joseph D’Urso 2008

The D’Urso Swivel Chair strikes a playful balance between formality and whimsy, offering a modern twist on the classic cocktail lounge chair.

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Construction and Details
  • Railroaded textile application
  • Cushion is urethane foam with polyester fiber wrap featuring a single needle top stitch detail
  • Urethane foam with polyester top layer wraps interior frame and a fully upholstered panel surrounds the chair
  • Base is die cast aluminum
  • Inner frame is constructed of solid wood and bent laminate plywood
  • 360 degree swivel mechanism with pneumatic seat height adjustment, cable operated with a low profile lever, flush mounted on the underside of the chair
  • D'Urso Swivel Chair is certified Clean Air GOLD
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  • View Approved KnollTextiles

  • Available in a range of Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Base in textured black or warm white powder coat paint finish
  • Optional return to center mechanism allows for 360 degree swivel movement and returned to a center position when not engaged. Available as a fixed height only with a 19” seat height and a 27 ¾” overall height

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Joseph Paul D’Urso, who helped pioneer the “high-tech” movement in interior design, collaborated with Knoll in the 1980s to introduce lounge and table collections. In 2008, he returned to design a new sofa and lounge chair.

D’Urso: “Being as I’ve done interiors for about 40 years, I have a pretty good idea of all the products that are out there. I am constantly looking for things and not finding exactly what I want. So, I use that as a challenge to try to design something that suits the function that I need.

"The lounge is meant to be a small, but comfortable, fun chair. It swivels, which is something that really interests me. I find that people are really much more comfortable in chairs that can move with them.”
 

Known as a preeminent member of the 1980s “high-tech” movement, Joseph D’Urso studied interior design and architecture at Pratt Institute, Royal College of Art in London, and Manchester College of Art and Design. He made his reputation in the mid-1970s designing private residences and showrooms in his signature austere style. He was known for heavily stripped down interiors featuring white walls and single pieces of iconic modern furniture — oftentimes a Wassily or Barcelona Chair.

In 1980, D’Urso collaborated with Knoll to develop a collection of high rolling tables, low tables and lounge seating that reflected his preference for objects that look more engineered than styled. More recently D’Urso returned to Knoll to design the Swivel Lounge and D’Urso Lounge Collection.