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Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa

Gorgeous Pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas Mid-Century Modern Preview
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao sofas made by Preview. Sculptural modern sofas designed by
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Organic Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas, White Boucle
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Organic Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas, White Boucle Pair of handsome mid
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa for Weiman
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman
Located in Denton, TX
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao freeform sofa for Weiman. Organic design with black and tan micro fiber
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Late 20th Century American Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Fabulous Sculptural Modern Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa Mid-Century
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Midcentury Bilboa Curved Sofa in Royal Blue, attributed to Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Staten Island, NY
Postmodern Vladimir Kagan Bilbao sofa by Preview. The sofa is covered with ultra suede and is very
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

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Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa in Silk and Leather
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
A Post Modern Vladimir Kagan Bilbao sofa upholstered in silk and leather circa 1990s. Enamored
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Bilbao Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in Danville, CA
Bilbao sofa by Vladimir Kagan. These sofas were some of Kagan's most Avant Garde creations and are
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Bilbao Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
Bilbao Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
H 35 in W 95 in D 45 in
Vladimir Kagan for Preview Bilbao Mid Century Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Countryside, IL
Vladimir Kagan for Preview Bilbao Mid Century Sofa This sofa measures: 97 wide x 55 deep x 38.75
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Fabulous Sculptural Modern Vladimir Kagan Leather Bilbao Sofa Mid-century
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wood, Leather

Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pasadena, TX
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
H 35 in W 95 in D 45 in
Midcentury Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Curved Sofa in Ivory Velvet
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Large Vladimir Kagan Attributed Bilboa Sofa in Five Sections
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a dramatic Bilbao sofa attributed to Vladimir Kagan. Sofa is five sections. Was made by
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Upholstery

20th Century American Weiman Bilbao Four Seater Sofa, Canapé by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman Preview Furniture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern American Bilbao four seater sofa with two pillows, designed by
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Canapes

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Fabric, Cotton, Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Swivel Bilboa Chairs in Silk and Leather
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
A Post Modern pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao swivel chairs upholstered in silk and leather circa
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

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Vladimir Kagan Burl Wood Wall Unit Cabinet Sideboard
By Vladimir Kagan, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern burl wood liquor cabinet bar, display cabinet or sideboard by V. Kagan. Measures: 8' Tall.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Ether Curved Velvet Sofa
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Heaven sent. A curved sofa announces to the world that you are on the varsity decorating squad. Airy yet edgy, our Ether Curved sofa is upholstered in heavenly Bergamo Azure velvet a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Brass

Ether Curved Velvet Sofa
Ether Curved Velvet Sofa
H 32 in W 94 in D 52 in
Strelitzia Modern Solid Brass Upholstered Luxury Dining Chair by Egg Designs
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Strelitzia bespoke, dining chair is designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This luxury dining chair has a backrest of solid sand cast brass, the method of ...
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2010s South African Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Hand-Tailored Curved Sectional Sofa in Mustard Yellow Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern inspired sectional sofa featuring curved design with luxurious mustard yellow velvet fabric. Supported by walnut base. Standard dimensions: 293 cm x 157 cm x 84 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Walnut

21st Century Contemporary Minimal White Velvet Bench With Black Lacquered Base
Located in Porto, PT
Fifih Bench is a luxury bench upholstered in velvet and wood base. A contemporary design bench is perfect for minimalist and modern interior architecture projects. Materials: Uphols...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Fabric, Velvet, Lacquer, Wood

Modern Curved Serpentine Sofa in Orange Velvet W Gold & Wood Details
Located in Porto, PT
Modern curved serpentine sofa in orange velvet w gold & wood details Giulia sofa is a modern mid-century style sofa. This luxury sofa promises to be the absolute protagonist of a mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Large Late 19th Century French Gold Gilt Mirror
Located in London, GB
A very large gold gilt carved wood mirror, decorated with a large shell pediment, scrolled acanthus leaf, and foliate details. An egg and dart frame with beaded inner slip. Original ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

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Giltwood

Vladimir Kagan Style Serpentine Cloud Sofa in Camel Velvet
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Providence, RI
Serpentine sofa attributed to the late Vladimir Kagan. Upholstery is replaced in a Camel velvet.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in San Francisco, CA
A "Tangent" sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Furniture. Produced in North Carolina late in Kagan's career as he re-visited his early catalog and reinterpreted it for today's trends....
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Sofa
Vladimir Kagan Sofa
H 38 in W 92 in D 57 in
Serpentine Cloud Sofa in the manner of Vladimir Kagan, 1990s
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Hamburg, PA
A vintage 1990s Serpentine Cloud Sofa in the manner of Vladimir Kagan. The fabric on the Cloud Sofa is supple, soft, and ready to place. This sofa would look great in any Mid-Centur...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Sofa in Ivory White Bouclé by Directional, c. 1990
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Newly and professionally reupholstered Post Modern Nautilus sofa in ivory white bouclé by acclaimed designer Vladimir Kagan and made by Directional circa 1980. Known for his love of ...
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1990s American Post-Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Modern Laurence Dining Chairs, Pink Velvet, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Laurence Chair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Laurence leather dining chair ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Dining Set Designed by Alvar Aalto for Finmar Ltd., Finland, 1929
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Stockholm, SE
Dining set designed by Alvar Aalto for Finmar Ltd., Finland, 1929. Birch. Stamped. This rare dining set by the Finish design icon Alvar Aalto is characterised by the combination of...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Birch

Vitra Polder Sofa XXL '2007' by Hella Jongerius, Dutch Design, Post-Modern
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Designed in 2005 by Hella Jongerius, the Polder Sofa is named after the Dutch way of organizing the landscape: reclaiming arti­ficial land from the sea by building long horizon­tal d...
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Early 2000s Sofas

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Upholstery

Modern Unfinished Curved Sofa, Pearl Velvet, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Unfinished Sofa, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Unfinished curved sofa stands...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Daybeds

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Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

Mid-Century Danish Sectional Corner Sofa ca. 1950
By Bramin Mobler
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Rare early mid-century Danish 2-piece sectional corner sofa. This sofa was made even before sectional sofas became a thing but excellent proportions and overall form lending support ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Beech

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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Sofas
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao serpentine sofas. Newly upholstered in soft grey with pale blue tone
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Ultrasuede

Sculptural 95 Inch Bilbao Sofa by Vladimir Kagan, circa 1990s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Houston, TX
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves of the Guggenheim
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1990s American Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan "Bilbao" Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
ultra suede back, designed by Vladimir Kagan who was inspired by Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in
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Late 20th Century American Sofas

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Fabric, Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan "Bilbao" Sofa
Vladimir Kagan "Bilbao" Sofa
H 38.5 in W 97.5 in D 54 in
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman/Warren Lloyd
Located in Chicago, IL
Serpentine sofa was inspired by the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Sexy Curvaceous Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa
Located in North Miami, FL
Vladimir Kagan received his inspiration for this sofa from the Bilbao Museum. Ultra comfortable
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20th Century American Sofas

Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Countryside, IL
Vladimir Kagan mid century Bilbao sofa Sofa measures: 100 wide x 56 deep x 38 high, with a seat
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Countryside, IL
Vladimir Kagan mid century Bilbao sofa Sofa measures: 93.5 wide x 53 wide x 39 high, with a seat
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Maroon Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Countryside, IL
Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Maroon Bilbao sofa Sofa measures: 97 wide x 62.5 deep x 37 high, with a
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Mid Century Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa with New Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural Mid-Century Modern style sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa with New Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural Mid-Century Modern style sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa with New Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural mid century modern style sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Sculptural Bilbao Sofa by Vladimir Kagan in Ultrasuede, 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural Bilbao sofa by Vladimir Kagan in Ultrasuede, 1970s. Newly reupholstered. Color reads as
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Curved Sculptural Sofa for Weiman Preview
By Weiman, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Bilbao sofa design by Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Preview. Original deep blue ultra suede
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1990s American Sofas

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Ultrasuede, Wood

Matching Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofas with New Upholstery, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A matching pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern style sofas designed by Vladimir Kagan and
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Serpentine Curved Sofa After Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Asheville, NC
Mid-Century Modern style Bilbao Serpentine curved sofa designed after Vladimir Kagan and inspired
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Pair of Mid Century Style Serpentine Sofas After Vladimir Kagan, New Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Asheville, NC
Pair of Mid-Century Modern style Bilbao Serpentine sofas designed after Vladimir Kagan and inspired
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Midcentury Style Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa Iridescent Fabric
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Mid-century Style Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa Iridescent Fabric
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Sculptural & Sexy Pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Swivel Chairs
Located in North Miami, FL
Listed in the Vladimir Kagan book, Mr. Kagan received his inspiration for these chairs from the
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20th Century American Swivel Chairs

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas, a Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of coordinating book-matched sofas designed by Vladimir Kagan and manufactured by Weiman in
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1990s American Post-Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas, a Pair
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas, a Pair
H 38.5 in W 100 in D 54 in
Superb Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Sofa
By Preview, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
Designed by Vladimir Kagan for Preview, the Bilbao Sofa was inspired by the Frank Gehry designed
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1990s American Modern Sofas

Vladimir Kagan Leather Tan and Navy Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Culver City, CA
A stunning piece of Postmodern design, this Bilbao sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan is will breathe
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1990s Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Curved Serpentine Bilbao Sofa Set
By Weiman, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A lovely pair of sculptural sofas designed by Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Preview. These early
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Matching Pair Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofas with New Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
A matching pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern style sofas designed by Vladimir Kagan and
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Five-Piece Sectional Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Preview
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular five-piece “Bilbao” sectional sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1998 for Preview
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1990s American Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric, Mohair

Midcentury Style Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa Iridescent Fabric
Located in West Hartford, CT
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Wood

Vladimir Kagan "Bilbao" Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vladimir Kagan "Bilbao" Sofa, Late 20th Century. It has been reupholstered in Ivory Mohair. See the
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Late 20th Century American Sofas

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Mohair, Wood

Vladimir Kagan "Bilbao" Sofa
Vladimir Kagan "Bilbao" Sofa
H 35.5 in W 96 in D 42 in
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This undulating serpentine sofa was inspired by Frank Gehry's Bilbao Museum of Spain. Kagan
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1990s American Modern Sofas

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Chenille

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa
H 39 in W 96 in D 48 in
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
Very comfortable sofa in original micro fiber fabric.
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Late 20th Century Sofas

Set of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas
By Weiman, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of Bilbao sofas Designed by Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Preview Furniture USA, circa 1980s
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Sofas

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Velvet

Set of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas
Set of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofas
H 38.75 in W 100.5 in D 53.5 in
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Curved Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Vladimir Kagan Bilbao serpentine curved sofa. Newly upholstered great condition.
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Vintage 1980s Sofas

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Serpentine Sofa by Preview in Black Velvet
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Beautiful and sculptural sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Preview this sofa is absolutely
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1990s Sofas

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sculptural Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Phoenix, AZ
, designed by Vladimir Kagan manufactured by Preview. Inspired by Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Bilbao Series Swivel Lounge Chairs Designed by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
Large swivel chairs. Part of Kagan's Bilbao line. Very comfortable with room for two. Sculptural
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Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs

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Wood

Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman
Located in Pau, FR
of the sofa. The Bilbao sofa and the Serpentine sofa are two of Kagan's most searched after sofas
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1990s American Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Velvet

Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Bilbao Sofa
Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Bilbao Sofa
H 38.75 in W 100.5 in D 53.5 in
Vladimir Kagan Grey Velvet Bilboa Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan one of the most powerful kings of the Mid-Century Modern design movement, visualized
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Velvet

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Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vladimir kagan bilbao sofa you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and textile, every vladimir kagan bilbao sofa was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the vladimir kagan bilbao sofa you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Each vladimir kagan bilbao sofa bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Vladimir Kagan, Weiman and Preview each produced at least one beautiful vladimir kagan bilbao sofa that is worth considering.

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Prices for a vladimir kagan bilbao sofa start at $1,900 and top out at $13,885 with the average selling for $6,850.

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The pioneers of modern furniture design in America in the mid-20th century all had their moments of flamboyance: Charles and Ray Eames produced the startling, biomorphic La Chaise; George Nelson’s firm created the Marshmallow sofa; Edward Wormley had his decadent Listen to Me chaise. But no designer of the day steadily offered works with more verve and dynamism than Vladimir Kagan. While others, it seems, designed with suburban households in mind, Kagan aimed to suit the tastes of young, sophisticated city-dwellers. With signature designs that feature sleekly curved frames and others that have dramatic out-thrust legs, Kagan made furniture sexy.

Kagan’s father was a Russian master cabinetmaker who took his family first to Germany (where Vladimir was born) and then to New York in 1938. After studying architecture at Columbia University, Kagan opened a design firm at age 22 and immediately made a splash with his long, low and sinuous Serpentine sofa. Furniture lines such as the Tri-symmetric group of glass-topped, three-legged tables and the vivacious Contours chairs soon followed.

Kagan’s choices of form and materials evolved through subsequent decades, embracing lucite, aluminum and burl-wood veneers. By the late 1960s, Kagan was designing austere, asymmetrical cabinets and his Omnibus group of modular sofas and chairs. For all his aesthetic élan, Kagan said that throughout his career, his touchstone was comfort. “A lot of modern furniture was not comfortable. And so comfort is: form follows function. The function was to make it comfortable,” he once commented. “I created what I called vessels for the human body.”

A diverse group of bodies have made themselves at home with Kagan designs. Among the famous names who commissioned and collected his designs are Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Andy Warhol, David Lynch, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and firms such as Gucci and Giorgio Armani. His work is in numerous museum collections, including those of the Victoria & Albert and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Because of its idiosyncrasy, Kagan’s work did not lend itself to mass-production. Kagan never signed on with any of the major furniture-making corporations, and examples of his designs are relatively rare. As you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, even decades after their conception, Kagan pieces still command the eye, with their freshness, energy, sensuality and wit.

Finding the Right sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for antique, new or vintage sofas, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most Baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí. Elsewhere, the furniture of the 1970s evokes an era when experimentation ruled, or at least provided a reason to break the rules. Just about every area of society felt a sudden urge to be wayward, to push boundaries — and buttons. Vintage leather sofas of that decade are characterized by a rare blending of the showy and organic.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of unique sofas on 1stDibs.