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    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.


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    • color Aluminum, Polished
    • color Textured Black Powder Coat
    • color Warm White


    Additional Info

    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 optional return to center mechanism
    • Pneumatic seat height adjustment with a low profile lever on the underside of the chair
    • Available in fixed height: 19” seat height and a 27 ¾” overall height
    Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
    • D'Urso Swivel Chair is certified Clean Air GOLD
    • Learn more about D'Urso Swivel Chair product certifications and materials at Ecomedes.

    Configure D'Urso Swivel Chair

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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.