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Joseph Paul DUrso Collection

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Joseph Paul DUrso Collection
DUrso Contract Small Sofa with Polished Chrome legs, right, in Knoll Luxe

Worth, Mist surround


and Spinneybeck

Marissa, Cactus cushions.


Joseph Paul DUrso, who studied design at Pratt Institute, Royal College of Art in London
and Manchester College of Art, is widely acknowledged as a leader of the high tech
design movement of the 1970s. While helping to dene minimalist principals for living,
he expanded design vocabulary with new materials and graphic, streamlined forms.
DUrsos work includes such icons as the showrooms of Calvin Klein and Esprit as well as notable
private residences. In 1980, he created a collection of tables and lounge seating for Knoll that
reected his preference for objects that look more engineered than styled. To this day, his stalwart
tables are lauded for their serviceability in contemporary ofces and versatility in homes.
Elegant and practical, his second collection for Knoll Sofa, Lounge Chair and Swivel Lounge
Chair is assertive in design yet adds distinction to any reception or lounge environment. Relaxed
and contemporary, these pieces offer a comfortable repose for both corporate and residential settings.
The Joseph Paul DUrso Collection reects the KnollStudio

commitment to timeless, enduring


design, continuing the Knoll legacy of producing furniture to the exacting standards of the designer
and afrming our unwavering belief in the power and utility of modern design.
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DUrso Residential Lounge Seating: Ottoman in Spinneybeck Saddle, Chestnut with Burnt Walnut legs; Lounge Chairs in Spinneybeck Andes,
Balsa and Saddle, Chestnut; Sofa in Knoll Luxe Stirling, Hillside with Bavaria, Oak Side Pillows.
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DUrso Lounge Seating defines modern casual with architectural presence and refined comfort.
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DUrso Work Tables, shown left and above, are available in three shapes: Square, Round and Racetrack Oval. Left, 54" Square Table, Jet Black laminate with
Jet Black legs; 42" Round Table, White laminate with Jet Black legs; 54" Round Table, Jet Black laminate with Red legs; 84" Racetrack Oval Table, White
laminate with Medium Metallic Grey legs. Above, 72" Racetrack Oval Table, Maple Techgrain with Polished Chrome legs.
Joseph Paul DUrso Work Tables
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DUrso Contract Lounge Seating: Lounge Chairs in Spinneybeck Andes, Balsa and
Small Sofa in Knoll Luxe Worth, Mist surround and Spinneybeck Marissa, Cactus cushions.
DUrso Low Table with Calacatta marble top.
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The Joseph Paul D'Urso Lounge Collection is available in wide range of upholstery and nish options that enhance any interior.
The Work Table and Low Table are available with casters or glides in a variety of surface nishes.
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Joseph Paul DUrso Collection
Front Cover: DUrso Swivel Lounge chairs in Knoll Felt, Poppy and Cornaro, Tabasco with height-adjustable Polished Aluminum base.
Back Cover: DUrso Swivel Lounge chairs in Knoll Felt, Poppy with height-adjustable Polished Aluminum base.
Swivel Lounge Seating Low Tables
Residential Lounge Seating
Contract Lounge Seating
Work Tables
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Photography by Ilan Rubin.
Knoll is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.
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