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Vladimir Kagan, Side Chair, Walnut, White Boucle, Kagan-Dreyfus 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sculptural organic side chair or dining chair designed by Vladimir Kagan. Organicly carved walnut is paired with a high-end boucle fabric. Marked.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan “Erica” Chaise, Knoll Bouclé and Acrylic
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Iconic "Erica" chaise designed by Vladimir Kagan circa 1969. Reupholstered in Knoll Classic Bouclé "Smoke". New internal straps and foam. Acrylic base in very good condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Bouclé, Acrylic

Vladimir Kagan, Armchair / Side Chair, Walnut, White Boucle, Kagan-Dreyfus 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sculptural organic armchair designed by Vladimir Kagan. Organicly carved walnut is paired with a high-end bouclé fabric.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, Armchair / Desk Chair, Wood, White Boucle, Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A swiveling organic armchair / desk chair designed by Vladimir Kagan. Organically carved wood is paired with a high-end bouclé fabric. Produced by Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s. With label. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, Armchair / Desk Chair, Wood, White Boucle, Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A swiveling organic armchair / desk chair designed by Vladimir Kagan. Organically carved wood is paired with a high-end bouclé fabric. Produced by Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s. With metal pl...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, Armchair / Desk Chair, Wood, White Boucle, Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A swiveling organic armchair / desk chair designed by Vladimir Kagan. Organicly carved wood is paired with a high-end bouclé fabric. Produced by Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s. With metal plaq...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan Brass Tripod Stools in White Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan brass tripod stools in white bouclé circa 1950s. New Italian wool bouclé upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Vladimir Kagan, Armchair / Desk Chair, Wood, White Boucle, Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A swiveling organic armchair / desk chair designed by Vladimir Kagan. Organicly carved wood is paired with a high-end bouclé fabric. Produced by Kagan-Dreyfus, 1960s. With metal plaq...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, Rare Organic Chaise Lounge, Cast Aluminum, White Bouclé, 1958
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare 3-legged chaise lounge. Designed by Vladimir Kagan, and produced by Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc. Reupholstered in a brand new high-end bouclé fabric. Other designers of the peri...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Aluminum

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Pair of Ivory Bouclé Swivel Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Postmodern pair of Vladimir Kagan chairs for Directional with swivel and tilt features in Ivory Bouclé. Vladimir Kagan surely understood and celebrated those iconic curves. And this ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Set of Opposing Sofas by Vladimir Kagan for Directional in Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Stamford, CT
A stunning and rare set of vintage "Serpentine" sofas designed by architect and furniture designer Vladimir Kagan for Directional. The sofas feature a distinctive curved frame that g...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Lucite, Walnut

Set of 12 Vladimir Kagan for Kagan-Dreyfuss Steel Dining Chairs in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Early 1950s Vladimir Kagan set of twelve stainless steel dining chairs professionally reupholstered in soft ivory bouclé. This rare set was designed in the 1950s by Vladimir Kagan du...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vladimir Kagan 'Sloane' Sofa, Model 7550
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
Early 2000's "Sloane" sofa by Vladimir Kagan, fully restored down to its frame, all insides including foam, straps, Dacron, and spring system have been updated. Re-upholstered in off...
Category

Early 2000s American Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

  • Vladimir Kagan 'Sloane' Sofa, Model 7550
  • Vladimir Kagan 'Sloane' Sofa, Model 7550
  • Vladimir Kagan 'Sloane' Sofa, Model 7550
  • Vladimir Kagan 'Sloane' Sofa, Model 7550
H 30 in. W 118 in. D 59 in.
Set of 12 Vladimir Kagan for Directional Dining Chairs in Ivory White Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Large hard to find Vladimir Kagan dining chair set of twelve newly upholstered in soft and breathable ivory white bouclé and made by Directional. Easily the most comfortable of Kagan...
Category

1990s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bouclé

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Crescent Swivel Chairs in Ivory Bouclé with Brass Bases
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunningly chic pair of freshly reupholstered Vladimir Kagan crescent large scale swivel chairs set upon glowing brass bases and dressed in soft ivory bouclé. These are large modern ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa Reupholstered in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabric,...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa Reupholstered in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabric,...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Curved 'Zoe' Sofas in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular pair of Vladimir Kagan 'Zoe' sofas were produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabr...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Swivel Lounge Chairs and Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman Preview Furniture
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Amongst the most popular Vladimir Kagan designs, these Nautilus swivel lounge chairs are sculptural, comfortable and fun, and were recently professionally reupholstered in cozy Ivory...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Pair of Vladimir Kagan "Cloud" Sofas for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Vladimir Kagan "Cloud" sofas for Directional, reupholstered in Italian Boucle. Lucite vertical center structural support with round oiled rosewood plinth bases. [Label on ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Bouclé, Rosewood

Set of Opposing Sofas by Vladimir Kagan in Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
Rare set of opposing "Serpentine" sofas designed by the late Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. Completely restored, down to their frames with all insides fully updated (s...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Lucite, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan Lucite and Bouclé Swivel Lounge Chair, circa 1970
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vladimir Kagan Lucite and bouclé swivel lounge chair, circa 1970. This piece has been expertly restored in Holly Hunt bouclé upholstery.
Category

20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Lucite

Vladimir Kagan, Rare Organic Wingback Lounge Chair, Walnut, Bouclé, America
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare wingback lounge chair, model no. 503. The soft organic forms are further enhanced by the high end bouclé fabric. Frame rests on a finely carved walnut base. Designed in the 19...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud Sofa Upholstered in Heavy Boucle
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Vladimir Kagan sofa is absolutely stunning! With Kagan's furniture having more curves than Beyonce and the class and sophistication of the queen, it’s obvious why Vladimir Kagan...
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan for Directional, Waterfall Stools in Tan Boucle, 1990
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan for Directional, waterfall stools in tan bouclé, circa 1990s.
Category

1990s American Modern Footstools

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Sofa Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan kidney shaped "cloud" sofa for Directional, circa 1970s . Curved sofa with a left facing arm and a right facing enlarged bumper. Asymmetric in form. Newly upholstered ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Upholstery

  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa Directional
H 28 in. W 94 in. L 28 in.
Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vladimir Kagan serpentine sofa for Directional. This piece has been upholstered in Knoll Classic Boucle. A iconic freeform curved sofa design.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Lucite

  • Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
H 28.5 in. W 93 in. L 28.5 in.
Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs for Directional, a Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An absolutely stunning pair of swivel lounge chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional Furniture. These chairs are upholstered in a sumptuous nubby white bouclé and are not o...
Category

1990s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan kidney shaped "cloud" sofas for Directional, designed in the 1960s. Curved armless sofas one with a right facing enlarged bumper and back shifted to the left and the o...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Wood, Upholstery, Lucite

  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
H 28 in. W 94 in. L 28 in.
Two-Piece Directional Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A two-piece Vladimir Kagan-designed curved sectional for Directional, reupholstered in a caramel-colored bouclé. The two interlocking sections have a rounded backrest and open sides,...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan, Contour lounge / armchair, Walnut, White fabric, Studio, 1953
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic lounge chair / arm chair by Vladimir Kagan. Sculpted walnut frame with overstuffed seat in white high-end European fabric. Bears label. Designed in 1953, this example pro...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Mirrored pair of Vladimir Kagan kidney shaped "cloud" sofas for Directional, designed in the 1960s. Curved armless sofas one with a right facing enlarged bumper and back shifted to t...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Lucite, Fabric, Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Wool Boucle Swivel Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vladimir Kagan swivel chairs with walnut base. Reupholstered in creamy white wool boucle. Great in shape and function!
Category

Vintage 1960s American Club Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wool

American Vintage Bench in Lilac Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Milano, IT
American vintage bench from the. The bench has been restored and reupholstered in an elegant lilac bouclé fabric. The bench has a wooden frame with special attention to its semi-curv...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Swivel Chairs in Bouclé, circa 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of Vladimir Kagan for Directional, pair of swivel lounge chairs. Original swivel return mechanism in excellent condition. Walnut support fully restored, newly upholstered in bouc...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, "Floating Curved Sofa" Walnut, Bouclé, Studio, circa 1980
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A hyper-modern and organic sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1952. Produced by Vladimir Kagan Designs, Inc, circa 1980. Executed in finely sculpted walnut, overstuffed seat and back...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, Contour Sofa, Sculpted Walnut, White Bouclé, Studio, 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic sofa, settee or love seat by Vladimir Kagan. Sculpted walnut frame with overstuffed seat in white high-end European Bouclé. Bears label. Present example is an early one...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, Contour Ottoman, Sculpted Walnut, White Bouclé, Studio, 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic ottoman / stool / bench by Vladimir Kagan. Sculpted walnut frame with overstuffed seat in white high-end European Bouclé. Bears label. Present example is an early one pro...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Walnut, Bouclé

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Armchairs, Restored, Excellent, Off-White Boucle
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Vladimir Kagan chairs with arms. Use as side chairs or dining / desk chairs. Expertly reupholstered in an ivory bouclé. Beautiful sculptural walnut frames.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan Wingback Swivel Chair with Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Vintage Vladimir Kagan wingback tilt and swivel lounge chair with matching ottoman, newly reupholstered in ivory bouclé fabric for Directional. Sculptural and classic Kagan design, t...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Wingback Swivel Chair with Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Vintage Vladimir Kagan wingback tilt and swivel lounge chair with matching ottoman, newly reupholstered in ivory bouclé fabric for Directional. Sculptural and classic Kagan design, t...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Wingback Swivel Chair with Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Vintage Vladimir Kagan wingback tilt and swivel lounge chair with matching ottoman, newly reupholstered in ivory bouclé fabric for Directional. Sculptural and classic Kagan design, t...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Mom & Pop Pair Vladimir Kagan Wingback Swivel Chairs & Ottomans in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
If you want to be the envy of your friends and fellow designers, here's how you do it. Our shop is very excited to offer a rare pair of Mom & Pop Vladimir Kagan swivel wingback chair...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa Reupholstered in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabric,...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan "Erica" Chaise Lounge, circa 1975
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vladimir Kagan “Erica" chaise lounge, circa 1970. This piece has been upholstered in holly hunt boucle.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Lucite

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Vladimir Kagan kidney shaped "cloud" sofas for Directional, circa 1970s . Curved sofas each with a left facing arm and a right facing enlarged bumper. Asymmetric in form. New...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan, Rare and Early Lounge Chair, Walnut, White Fabric, Studio 1950s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and early organic lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan. Featuring a sculpted, angular wood base and flowing seat, this chair's progressive design beautifully illustrates why Kagan h...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut, Fabric

Modernist Sculptural Walnut Bench in Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Stamford, CT
Beautiful and sculptural large scale bench in the style of Adrian Pearsall. Walnut base fully restored. Newly upholstered in beige in off-white bouclé by Kravet.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Swivel Pouf Lounge Chairs, 1970
By Preview, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of swivel pouf lounge chairs. Reupholstered white Boucle, circa 1970.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

  • Swivel Pouf Lounge Chairs, 1970
  • Swivel Pouf Lounge Chairs, 1970
  • Swivel Pouf Lounge Chairs, 1970
  • Swivel Pouf Lounge Chairs, 1970
H 29 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.

Vladimir Kagan Boucle For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vladimir kagan boucle available at 1stDibs. Each vladimir kagan boucle for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using bouclé, fabric and wood. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect vladimir kagan boucle — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A vladimir kagan boucle is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vladimir kagan boucle over the years, but those crafted by Vladimir Kagan, Directional and Weiman Preview Furniture are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vladimir Kagan Boucle?

The average selling price for a vladimir kagan boucle at 1stDibs is $7,000, while they’re typically $3,415 on the low end and $40,000 for the highest priced.

vladimir-kagan Biography and Important Works

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 Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.