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Vladimir Kagan Furniture

Vladimir Kagan (USA, b. 1927)

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 chairs, tables and cabinets 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. Signature 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 burled wood veneer. 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 says 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 has said. “I created what I called vessels for the human body.”

     A diverse group of bodies have made themselves at home with Kagan designs. His clients and collectors have included 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 these pages, even decades after their conception, Kagan pieces still command the eye with their freshness, energy, sensuality and wit.

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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Serpentine or Cloud Sofas
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s Modern Sofas
Pair of 1980 Vladimir Kagan serpentine cloud sofas. One right arm, one left arm. Original cream colored fabric.
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Vladimir Kagan Dining Chairs, Set of Ten
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood, Fabric
Set of 10 bone lacquer dining chairs by Vladimir Kagan. 2 arm chairs with 8 side chairs. Beautiful sculptural form. All marked "Vladimir Kagan NY". Arm chairs 21" wide. Side chairs ...
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Pair of Barrel Swivel Lounge Chairs by Vladimir Ka...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric
Pair of barrel swivel lounge chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional.
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
Almond Hartzog Gallery
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut, Wool
A serpentine sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Kagan-Dreyfuss. Walnut base with a supporting foot of Lucite. Newly restored in a heathered grey boiled wool with double top stitching.
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Vladimir Kagan Lucite Barrel Lounge Chairs
Vladimir Kagan, Jack Lenor Larsen
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Lucite, Velvet
Lucite barrel lounge chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan. Original Jack Lenor Larsen fabric.
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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofas
Modern Drama
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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofas
Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Walnut
Pair of Serpentine sofas by Vladimir Kagan. One left arm sofa and one right arm sofa. Vintage upholstery with new walnut bases.
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Vintage Nautilus Chair and Matching Ottoman by Vla...
Vladimir Kagan
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
A Classic Nautilus chair designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional featuring sloping, a asymmetrical backrest. This lounge chair rests upon swiveling a base which allows it to rotate 1...
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Stunning Signed Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud So...
Vladimir Kagan
American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Lucite, Upholstery
Classic Kagan sculptural design. This sofa rests on two round, upholstered discs with extra support provided by a center Lucite slab. Original vibrant yellow ultra-suede upholstery with...
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Rare Vladimir Kagan "Tri-symmetric" Chair
Reeves Antiques
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Rare Vladimir Kagan "Tri-symmetric" Chair
Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum
Rare "Tri-symmetric" model 500 side chair designed in 1958 by Vladimir Kagan. Black leather covered sling seat floats on a three legged sculptural aluminum pedestal. A small blemish on ...
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Vladimir Kagan Lamp
Modern Drama
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Vladimir Kagan Lamp
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Monumental glass tile lamp by Vladimir Kagan. Vibrant mosaic with brass fitting and new shade.
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Snail Table by Kagan
Barbarella Home
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Snail Table by Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Wood
Classic Snail Table designed by Kagan. Excellent overall condition, very insignificant scratch to top of wood base, visible in photos. Great example of a great table. Top ( original ) ....
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Pair of "Nautilus" Swivel Chairs by Vladimir Kagan...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of "Nautilus" or "corkscrew" swivel chairs by Vladimir Kagan. Chairs needs to be upholstered. Chair backs swoop down in opposite directions-making the perfect pair.
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Set of Eight Very Rare Vladimir Kagan Dining Chair...
Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Dining Room Chairs
Wood, Fabric
Vladimir Kagan is one of today’s most enduring designers of modern furniture with a career that has spanned over 55 years. Kagan started designing in 1947 and by the early 1950s, his in...
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Vladimir Kagan Omnibus Sofa in Three Sections
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Vladimir Kagan Omnibus Sofa in Three Sections
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Upholstery, Wood, Lucite
Vladimir Kagan is one of today’s most enduring designers of modern furniture with a career that has spanned over 55 years. Kagan started designing in 1947 and by the early fifties, his ...
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Rare Office Credenza in Exotic Veneer and Lucite b...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Lucite, Wood
Rare office credenza in exotic veneer and Lucite by Vladimir Kagan, 1970s. Fully restored and in excellent condition.  We offer free regular deliveries to NYC and Philadelphia area. De...
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Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lucite Club Chair and Ottoman
Moxie
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Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lucite Club Chair and Ottom...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s Club Chairs
Brass, Lucite, Velvet
Vintage lucite chair and ottoman newly rebuilt and upholstered in Napier green velvet with brass detailing. Overall length measurement of 53'' is without gap between chair and ottoman.
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Pair or Single Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serp...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Pair or single Vladimir Kagan Directional sofas serpentine. If you would like to purchase one, let us know left or right arm when facing it.
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Vladimir Kagan Chaise Longue for Kagan-Dreyfuss, 1...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Chaises Longues
Fabric, Wood
chaise longue chair by Vladimir Kagan. Early design for Kagan-Dreyfuss. Recently reupholstered. Walnut feet.
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Vladimir Kagan Trisymmetric Walnut Coffee Table
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
Sculptural Trisymmetric Walnut Coffee Table, designed by Vladimir Kagan, circa 1950's. Retains it's original finish with a warm patina.
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Cloud Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
Galerie Sommerlath
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Cloud Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
Cloud sofa re-upholstered in light grey chenille
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Kagan Sectional Sofa with Lounge Chair Suite
Chris Houston dba Modern Artifacts
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Kagan Sectional Sofa with Lounge Chair Suite
Vladimir Kagan
Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Sofas
Curvaceous kidney shaped sofa with matching swivel lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1985. Flowing lines and deep cushions offer decadent comfort and visual exuberan...
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Flexible Nine Part Sectional Sofa Designed by Vlad...
Vladimir Kagan, Weiman Preview Furniture
American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Fabric, Foam, Wood
A large, dynamic and flexible sectional sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for the Weiman-Preview furniture company. This sectional is from the 1980s and consists of nine pieces that can b...
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Early Walnut and Marble Curvy Coffee Table by Vlad...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Marble, Walnut
An early and rare model of curvy coffee table by Vladimir Kagan for Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc., circa 1950. Constructed from walnut and inset with a piece of beautifully grained marble. This ...
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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Signatur...
Vladimir Kagan
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan signature free-form sofa. A free-form curved sofa with extended lounge with a wood base and ivory upholstery.
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa, Directional, USA, 1975
Midmod - Design
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa, Directional, USA, ...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Chrome, Fabric, Wood
Amazing large lounge sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, USA 1956. This sofa was designed by Kagan for Directional and this example is from circa 1975. It is one of the mos...
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Set of Four Vladimir Kagan Lotus Chairs
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Set of Four Vladimir Kagan Lotus Chairs
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs
Cotton
Set of four Vladimir Kagan Lotus dining chairs with original upholstery. Light crazing, consistent with age, and obvious surface wear to cushions. Reupholstery recommended.
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Vladimir Kagan "Omnibus" Lit Coffee Table, circa 1...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Acrylic, Lucite, Wood
"Omnibus" lit cocktail table by Vladimir Kagan. Markings: Marked.
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Vladimir Kagan Designed Serpentine Sofa, 1980s
Talisman
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Vladimir Kagan Designed Serpentine Sofa, 1980s
Vladimir Kagan
American Sofas
Upholstery
A Vladimir Kagan designed Serpentine Sofa 1980s, original upholstery in very good vintage condition
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Vladimir Kagan, Two-Piece Omnibus Sectional Sofa, ...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s Sectional Sofas
Comprised of two parts, the sofa may be arranged as one large piece as pictured or with two sections of which one features a slight V-shape and curve the other an L-shape lounge (pictur...
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Gorgeous Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa Mid-Centur...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
Gorgeous Vladimir Kagan sepentine sofa in a sumptuous rose velvet. This sofa retains it's original crushed rose velvet in very good vintage condition. The sofa is super comfortable and ...
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Vladimir Kagan, Double Wide High Low Sofa, USA, 1970s
Todd Merrill 20th Century
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Vladimir Kagan, Double Wide High Low Sofa, USA, 19...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s Sofas
A beautifully reupholstered sofa, the high-low epitomizes Vladimir Kagan’s unique and iconic designs. With a front section resting on electrically powered illuminated Lucite panels, the...
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
Foreground
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Sofas
Mohair, Walnut
A serpentine sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Circular walnut plinth bases. Newly recovered in mohair. Lucite support plate. Directional label.
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"Nautilus" Swivel Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Mid-Century spiral chairs in ultra-suede. Designed by Vladimir Kagan, featuring a swivel base and pattern back. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer).
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Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
Volume Gallery
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Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Sofas
Acrylic, Stainless Steel, Upholstery
Sofa Directional 1975 Upholstery, acrylic, stainless steel 96W x 58D x 29.5H inches
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Rosewood and Glass Desk by Vladimir Kagan
Adam Edelsberg
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Rosewood and Glass Desk by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Rare custom Kagan two-drawer desk in figured rosewood, glass and aluminum. Desk is very well constructed and is possibly a custom ordered design.
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Serpentine Cloud Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Direct...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Chrome, Upholstery
Fantastic serpentine cloud sofa by Vladimir Kagan for directional, 1970s. This piece is in original condition. Upholstery has significant wear. Structurally perfect and chrome bases are...
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Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Chair
Aaron Mapp
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Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Chair
Vladimir Kagan
Late 20th Century American Chairs
Fabric
"Nautilus" swivel chair in green ultra suede by Vladimir Kagan.
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Mid-Century Modernist Extension Dining Table by Vl...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Sophisticated Mid-Century Modernist dining table by Vladimir Kagan in bookmatched walnut with one extension leaf. This ultra-chic Mid-Century dining table features a tabletop in bookmat...
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Signed V. Kagan Modern Liquor and Bar Cabinet
Soho Treasures
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Signed V. Kagan Modern Liquor and Bar Cabinet
Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars
Unusual liquor cabinet by V. Kagan.
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Custom Kagan Illuminated Rosewood Low Table
Vladimir Kagan
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Lucite, Rosewood
This unique rosewood coffee or sofa table has Lucite supports. There is a center Lucite covered display area lined with original purple felt that illuminates. The wood grain is beautifu...
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Curved Sofa with Lucite Base by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Mid-20th Century American Sofas
Chenille, Lucite, Wood
Original, 1960s chenille sofa with rare cross-base in Lucite by American architect Vladimir Kagan, known for his long, low and sinuous “Serpentine” sofas. Kagan referred to his work as ...
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A Midcentury "Erica" Chaise Longue by Vladimir Kag...
Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaises Longues
Damask, Plexiglass
A vintage "Erica" chaise lounge seat, upholstered in grey damask with paisley pattern, supported by clear 'T' form plexiglas base, from 1969 design by Vladimir Kagan. Good vintage condi...
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A Midcentury Single Pedestal Dining Table in Brush...
Vladimir Kagan
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Glass
A vintage dining table, produced sometime following the circa 1960's designs of Vladimir Kagan, with glass top above aluminum brushed dual support beams and a single rectangular pedesta...
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Marble-Top Executive Desk by Vladimir Kagan
Palm Beach Vintage
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Marble-Top Executive Desk by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Desks
A rare and unusual find. This marble-top desk by Vladimir Kagan retains its original label. Wonderful original marble-top.
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Large Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
Oliver Modern
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Large Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Direct...
Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric
Large Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Walnut bases.
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American Mosaic-Top Fruitwood Coffee Table by Vlad...
Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Ceramic, Fruitwood
Mid-late 20th century long and narrow coffee table having a brown, white and orange mosaic tile top supported by a fruitwood double arch form base (by Vladimir Kagan 1927).
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Rare Vladimir Kagan Dining Table with Two Leaves
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Walnut
You are viewing an original Vladimir Kagan design, one of his early works from 1951-1953 and sold directly out of the Kagan-Dreyfuss showroom in Manhattan. Recently acquired from the or...
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Vladimir Kagan Chaise Longue
Via Verso - 20th Century Design
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Vladimir Kagan Chaise Longue
Vladimir Kagan
Late 20th Century American Chaises Longues
Show-stopping Vladimir Kagan "Erica" slim Silhouette contour chaise in porcelain-hued bouclé textiles by Knoll International. Curved back and seat on raised acrylic base. Left arm chai...
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Erica Chaise Longue by Vladimir Kagan
Stripe
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Erica Chaise Longue by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaises Longues
Acrylic, Silk
Curvy, sexy, left-arm Erica lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan. Acrylic base, upholstered in rich, creamy silk.
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Set of Six Vladimir Kagan Dining Chairs
Full Circle Modern
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Set of Six Vladimir Kagan Dining Chairs
Grosfeld House, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Chic set of six dining chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Grosfeld House. Two swivel chairs and four oh-so-low-back side chairs. Fully restored with new taupe vintage velvet upholstery and re...
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Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs
Modern Drama
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Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Pair of swivel lounge chairs with single ottoman. Designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Original upholstery with walnut bases. Chairs swivel and rock.
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Vladimir Kagan Swan Sofa
The Exchange Int
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Vladimir Kagan Swan Sofa
Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Vladimir Kagan Swan sofa Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc. USA, 1955 upholstery, coated steel, aluminum 117 w x 66 d x 31 h inches
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Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Lounge Chair
Modern Drama
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Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Lounge Chair
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Walnut, Upholstery
Rare lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan for Kagan-Dreyfuss. Sculptural walnut frame. Newly upholstered.
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Omnibus Seating Unit by Vladimir Kagan
Cain Modern
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Omnibus Seating Unit by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Fabric, Lucite, Wood
An original omnibus sectional by Vladimir Kagan, USA, circa 1970s. A gorgeous room-sized sectional. This huge sofa has raised and wheeled sections that give it both playful and function...
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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Designed Nautilus Swivel Ch...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Modern Chairs
Velvet
Pair of Vladimir Kagan designed nautilus swivel chairs reupholstered in grey velvet.
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American Modern Ebonised Extension Dining Table, V...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Wood
The oval top with extension top for one leaf, with a frieze with curved area over legs Kagan-Dreyfuss label.
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Vladimir Kagan Omnibus Sofa for Gucci
Classic Modern Design
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Vladimir Kagan Omnibus Sofa for Gucci
Vladimir Kagan
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Vladimir Kagan omnibus sofa for Gucci. Unusual chrome Front
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine SofaOn Hold
Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects & Fine Art
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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Modern Sofas
Suede
Wonderful Vladimir Kagan Serpentine free form Sofa form the 80s. The velour cover is in good condition. It is manufactured by Directional.
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Large Vladimir Kagan "Omnibus" Sectional Sofa, circa 1970
Objects20C
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Large Vladimir Kagan "Omnibus" Sectional Sofa, cir...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Lucite, Upholstery
Sofa is comprised of three sections.
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Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs
CONVERSO
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Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs
Vladimir Kagan
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Kagan Swivel lounges for Directional. New foam and reupholstered with Great plains cotton-poly fabric. Signed with label on underside [Directional].
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