D'Urso Swivel Chair

Joseph Paul D'Urso 2008

The D’Urso Swivel Lounge strikes a playful balance between utility and whimsy, bringing a modern twist to the cocktail lounge seating category that is perfect for today’s more relaxed workplace or hospitality setting.


Construction and Details
  • Available in a range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Railroaded textile application
  • Leather upholstery features two vertical double needle top stitched seams on the outside back of the chair
  • 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
  • Inner frame is constructed of solid wood and bent laminate plywood
  • Base is die cast aluminum finished with polished chrome, or textured black or warm white powder coat
  • 360 degree swivel mechanism with pneumatic seat height adjustment, cable operated with a low profile lever, flush mounted on the underside of the chair
  • 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
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

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Available in a variety of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck Leathers.

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  • color Polished Aluminum
  • color Textured Black
  • color Warm White


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.”