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    Ricchio Chair

    Joseph and Linda Ricchio 1990

    With an effortless aesthetic and traditionally-inspired construction, combined with a wide range of finishes, the Ricchio chair is a pragmatic and dependable seating solution for any space. The chair is proportioned and detailed for comfort, with upholstered and fully upholstered models available with or without arms.


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    See approval matrices in the downloads section for Leather approvals.

    • color Beech
    • color Bronzed Cherry
    • color Light Cherry
    • color Medium Cherry
    • color Medium Walnut
    • color Warm Brown Walnut
    • color Medium Red Mahogany
    • color Deep Red Mahogany
    • color Burnt Walnut
    • color Ebonized
    • color European Clear Maple


    Additional Info

    Construction and Details
    • Available with or without arms
    • Available with a fully upholstered seat and back
    • Upholstered seat and seat back available in a range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers
    • 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
    • Optional 2" thick seat version is offered
    • 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
    Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
    • Ricchio Chair is certified Clean Air GOLD
    • Learn more about Ricchio Chair product certifications and materials at Ecomedes.


    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.