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Vladimir Kagan Seating

American, German, 1927-2016

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.

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Creator: Vladimir Kagan
1990s Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud Sofa for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Boston, MA
Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud sofa for Directional, circa 1990s. Postmodern curves and design. Lucite bar complimented by two ro...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric

Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair in a Charcoal Dark Blue Mohair. One of Kagan's Signature Designs, known as the 100A Series. Kagan reinvented the design...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Mohair, Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Style Three-Piece Sectional Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in South San Francisco, CA
Newly re-upholstered in high-quality bouclé. durable and scotch guarded comes apart easily into three sections This is a consigned piece sold by a vintage seller...
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1970s Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Mohair Wing Chair 100c-S, Polished Nickel Swivel Base, Holly Hunt
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vladimir Kagan mohair wing chair 100c, polished nickel swivel base, holly hunt. Gorgeous Amber Whiskey Mohair Custom piece. Rare metal swivel base version...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Stainless Steel, Nickel

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Swivel Lounge Chairs and Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan
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 Boucle. Corkscrew shape with sloped back and scrolled arm. The Nautilus chairs swivel making them a good choice for open floor plans - you may align your sight with any person or object in the room simply with a gentle swivel. Matching contoured Ottoman is on casters and seamlessly rolls into place like a puzzle piece inviting you to relax and put your feet up with a good book or a glass of your favorite vino. Fabric is highly durable; it's texture provides for ventilation to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click "View All From Seller" or favorite our shop to get your 1stDibs on our new inventory. Nautilus Swivel Chairs: 36” W x 33” D x 29” H (Seat Height 17”) Ottoman: 33” W x 21” D x 17” H Photographed along with and also currently available in our shop: Post Modern Karl Springer Style ottoman...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Bouclé

Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Roche Bobois, France, 2003
By Roche Bobois, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Antwerp, BE
This "Comete" sofa, a futurist and asymmetric marvel designed by Vladimir Kagan for Roche Bobois in 2003, redefines modern elegance and luxurious comfort. It features two large secti...
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Wool, Alpaca, Cotton

Iconic Vladimir Kagan ‘Serpentine’ Sofa in Beige Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan, sofa model ‘Serpentine’, fabric, chrome-plated metal, United States, design 1950s, later production This sofa is designed by Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) and clearly e...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Metal, Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud Sofa for Directional in Heavy Boucle
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Culver City, CA
This Vladimir Kagan sofa is simply stunning. The entire sofa has been upholstered in a heavy ivory bouclé, including the double disc bottom. This heavily textured sofa is not only vi...
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1990s American Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Bouclé

Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Label to underside. Fully restored and upholstered in Holly Hunt / Fuzzy Wuzzy / Honey Bear plush mohair.
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1970s Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Mohair

Vladimir Kagan 'Wide Angle' Sofa in Red Brown Upholstery and Walnut
By Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan for Vladimir Kagan Designs, Inc., ‘Wide Angle’ sofa, model ‘W 506’, fabric, walnut, United States, circa 1970 This rare ‘Wide Angle’ sofa is designed by Vladimir Kaga...
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1970s American Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Swiveling "Nautilus" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan in Smoked Platinum
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Nautilus chairs exemplify the stunning organic Futurist forms and clean lines for which Vladimir Kagan one of the most esteemed furniture designers of the 20th century i...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Hardwood, Velvet

Vladimir Kagan for Dreyfuss ‘Multi-Position Reclining’ Chair in Teak
By Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan for Dreyfuss, ‘Multi-position Reclining’ chair model VK 100, teak, fabric Arbus/004 Prugna by Dedar Milano, plastic, chrome-plated metal, United States, circa 1956 Th...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Metal, Chrome

Vladimir Kagan 'Ellipse' Lounge Chair in Beige Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan, 'Ellipse' lounge chair, alcantara, chrome-plated aluminum, United States, designed in 1976 and produced circa 1980 This 'Ellipse' lounge chair truly employs the desi...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Aluminum, Chrome

Vladimir Kagan 'Capricorn' Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan, pair of 'Capricorn' lounge chairs, lacquered metal, United States, circa. 1958 The ‘Capricorn’ chair epitomizes a splendid constructio...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Metal

Vladimir Kagan Ellipse Swivel Lounge Chair Directional, USA 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Vladimir Kagan Ellipse Swivel Lounge Chair Directional, USA 1970s Vladimir Kagan Designs upholstered tufted swivel Ellipse or Crescent lounge, c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Nickel

Vladimir Kagan asymmetrical Cloud Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Fraser, MI
Please feel free to reach out for efficient shipping to your location. Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa. Vladimir Kagan serpentine cloud sofa. Original cream colored fabric. Best to recove...
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1980s Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric

Vladimir Kagan #4891-J Sofa for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1980s for Directional in its original microsuede. There is some light scratching to the microsuede consistent with how microsuede wears along with general wear from use and age. I...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric

Model 6910 Erica Chaise Lounge in Wool with Lucite Base by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Vladimir Kagan Model 6910 Erica Chaise Brown Patterned Wool Chaise With Lucite Base Designed in 1969 Upholstered In A Textured Fabric Made in USA Vladimir Kagan's "Erica" chaise lo...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Lucite

Rockstar Chair + Ottoman by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1997. Original tan leather rocking chair designed by Vladimir Kagan. Tagged. Ottoman Dimensions: 21" W x 19" D x 16" H
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1990s American Post-Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan for Directional "Hurricane" Lounge Chair
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vladimir Kagan for Directional "Hurricane" Lounge Chair. Outlandish and crazy! This one makes a statement! In it's original fleshy pink Boucle Fabric!
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1990s American Post-Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery

Caterpillar Swivel Lounge Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of comfortable pair of 360 swivel chairs. Make them your own!
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1990s American Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Iconic Vladimir Kagan ‘Serpentine’ Ottoman in Off-White Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan, ottoman, model ‘Serpentine’, off-white Alcantara upholstery, chrome, United States, design 1950 The Serpentine ottoman, designed by Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016), exemp...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Chanel Back Swivel Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, US
These wonderful chairs not only swivel but they rock as well. They are very comfortable and show nicely in new ivory colored luxurious Boucle. They rest on a round plinth base bearin...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Korduda Sofa for Holly Hunt in Emerald Green Velvet 2022
By HOLLY HUNT, Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
One of the most influential designers of the 20th century, Vladimir Kagan was in a class by himself. After graduating Columbia University where he studied architecture, Kagan worked...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Velvet, Wood, Walnut

Floating Seat and Back Sofa in Mohair by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in San Diego, CA
The Floating Seat and Back Sofa is a unique and iconic piece of furniture designed by the American furniture designer Vladimir Kagan. This sofa is known for its distinctive shape, which features a curved back and a seat that seems to be suspended in mid-air. This design element gives the sofa its name and creates a sense of weightlessness. The sofa is designed to be both comfortable and visually striking, with its unusual shape making it a focal point in any room.  The Vladimir Kagan Floating Sofa is often described as a perfect blend of form and function, as it not only looks great, but is also incredibly comfortable. The curved backrest provide support, while the suspended seat adds a level of softness and comfort. The piece is punctuated by beautiful solid walnut legs. The Floating Sofa has become an icon of mid-century modern design and continues to be popular with collectors and design enthusiasts today. It's a testament to the enduring appeal of Vladimir Kagan's design aesthetic, which marries form and function in a way that is both visually striking and comfortable. The sofa has been upholstered in a beautiful high quality mohair from the Netherlands. Dimension: 90L x 54 D x 31 H Seat Height: 17 H Vladimir Kagan was an illustrious American furniture designer whose historic career spanned nearly 65 years. Born in Germany in 1927, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1938 fleeing from the rise of the Nazi regime. He studied architecture at Columbia and later apprenticed with his father, a master cabinetmaker, in his woodworking shop. In 1949, Kagan opened his own shop in New York, shortly thereafter releasing his first furniture collection, receiving the Museum of Modern Art, New York&Good Design Award & for his wrought-iron chair. His work is well-known for its avant-garde craftsmanship combined with comfort and functionality. The sensuous, organic forms take on human-like characteristics through exaggerated, curved lines. Kagan’s designs are produced with varying materials including brass, acrylic, aluminum and, most notably, wood. Over the course of his career, his work was highly sought after by celebrity clientele from Marilyn Monroe to Tom Ford, and he lent his design to projects such as Disneyland’sMonsanto House of the Future in 1964 and the Downtown Los Angeles Standard Hotel lobby redesign in 2002. Kagan lectured extensively on the history of modern furniture design at institutions including Parsons School of Design, Yale and Philadelphia University. A highly honored designer, he was elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers New York...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Mohair, Walnut

20th Century American Pair of Vintage Preview Lounge Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern American pair of 360 degrees Nautilus swivel lounge chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan and produced by Preview in good condition. The seat backrest of the...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric, Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Toronto, CA
Timeless Vladimir Kagan Bilbao sofa for your consideration. Iconic sculptural design, inspired by the Bilbao Guggenheim. Incredibly preserved p...
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1980s Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Velvet, Polyester

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Swivel Slipper Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Toronto, CA
Timeless Vladimir Kagan Bilbao swivel slipper chairs for your consideration. Iconic sculptural design, inspired by the Bilbao Guggenheim. Incre...
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1980s Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Velvet

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman
Located in Chicago, IL
Dimensions H: 29.5" W: 36" D: 34" Seat H: 17.5" Vladimir Kagan asymmetric lounge chairs, a distinctive find for enthusiasts of unique design. Created for Weiman, these chairs exempl...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Set of 6 Clos Dining Chairs, 2 Arms and 4 Side Chairs Mid Century
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ultra rare set of six 1970's Vladamir Kagan "Clos" dining chairs in lucite. The high back chairs flow to the floor in back, while the front seems to float on the lucite legs. The cas...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric, Lucite

Vladimir Kagan Zoe Sofa, Newly Upholstered
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Raleigh, NC
A striking sculptural sofa by Vladimir Kagan. This vintage sofa is newly upholstered in a luxurious mohair and ready for placement.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan for Preview Mid Century Serpentine Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in Countryside, IL
Vladimir Kagan for Preview Mid Century Serpentine Sofa This sofa measures: 74 wide x 36 deep x 38.25 inches high, with a seat height of 1...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan for Preview Mid Century Serpentine Sofas - Pair
By Preview, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Countryside, IL
Vladimir Kagan for Preview Mid Century Serpentine Sofas - Pair Each sofa measures: 74 wide x 36 deep x 38.25 inches high, with a seat hei...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Venetian Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in San Diego, CA
The Venetian Sofa is a rare example in Vladimir Kagan’s repertoire that includes loose cushions. The design dates back to 1956, this inviting sofa features rounded shapes and playfully upturned arms to create a romantic silhouette. Placed on top of a sculpted wood base with the iconic Kagan’s tapered legs, the Venetian is both timeless and characteristic of the Mid-Century aesthetic. This sofa is upholstered in a very charming boucle and features luxurious down feather seat and back pillows. Dimensions: 92 L x 34 D x 32 H  Seat Height 19 H Vladimir Kagan 1927–2016 Vladimir Kagan was an illustrious American furniture designer whose historic career spanned nearly 65 years. Born in Germany in 1927, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1938 fleeing from the rise of the Nazi regime. He studied architecture at Columbia and later apprenticed with his father, a master cabinetmaker, in his woodworking shop. In 1949, Kagan opened his own shop in New York, shortly thereafter releasing his first furniture collection, receiving the Museum of Modern Art, New York Good Design Award for his wrought-iron chair. His work is well-known for its avant-garde craftsmanship combined with comfort and functionality. The sensuous, organic forms take on human-like characteristics through exaggerated, curved lines. Kagan’s designs are produced with varying materials including brass, acrylic, aluminum and, most notably, wood. Over the course of his career, his work was highly sought after by celebrity clientele from Marilyn Monroe to Tom Ford, and he lent his design to projects such as Disneyland’s Monsanto House of the Future in 1964 and the Downtown Los Angeles Standard Hotel lobby redesign in 2002. Kagan lectured extensively on the history of modern furniture design at institutions including Parsons School of Design, Yale and Philadelphia University. A highly honored designer, he was elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers New York...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Walnut

Sensational Pair Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Ultra-suede Upholstered Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Sensational pair Vladimir Kagan sculptural Elephant Chairs. This pair retains their original purple ultra-suede with some signs of wear-cleaning recommended. They measure 31"t x 31...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Curved 'Zoe' Sofa
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Embrace the epitome of iconic design with this stunning vintage Mid Century "Zoe" Sofa, an homage to the legendary Vladimir Kagan's signature aesthetics. Designed by Kagan for Americ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Suede

Vladimir Kagan 100C-S Mohair Wing Chairs & 100BF Barrel Ottoman, Polished Nickel
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vladimir Kagan 100C-S Mohair Wing Chairs & 100BF Barrel Ottoman, Polished Nickel, Holly Hunt. Gorgeous Amber Whiskey Mohair Custom piece. Rare metal swi...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Stainless Steel, Nickel

Post Modern 3 Piece Sectional Sofa by Preview
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview, Weiman Preview Furniture
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This 3 piece Preview sectional sofa is great. I love the details, it adds so much interest and design flair. Taking it from a simple sectional to a real designer piece. The sofa i...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric

Set of 4 Midcentury Vladimir Kagan Sculpted Sling Dining Chairs Model VK 101A
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
Vladimir Kagan’s work was known for his organic shapes and superior craftsmanship and these chairs are infused with his eye for design and his demand for comfort. History: Vladimir ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Wingback Swivel Chairs & Ottomans in Curly Latte Fabric
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
If you want to be the envy of your friends and fellow designers, here's how you do it. Rare pair of Vladimir Kagan Swivel Wingback Chairs for Directional with custom ottomans freshly...
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1990s American Post-Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery

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 inches high, with a seat height of 16.75 inches All pieces of furniture can be had ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Rare Set of 4 Signed Vladimir Kagan Channeled "Clos" Chairs in Holly Hunt Fabric
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This rare and stunning set of four "Clos" dining/ game table chairs were realized by Vladimir Kagan- one of the most celebrated designers of the 20th century- in the United States, c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Lucite

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Houston, TX
The Vladimir Kagan "Mini" version of the Serpentine Sofa stands as a pinnacle of beauty and sophistication, captivating any space with its timeless allure. While its name evokes admi...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Swivel Chair with En Suite Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Amongst the most popular Vladimir Kagan designs, this Nautilus swivel lounge chair is sculptural, comfortable and fun, and is shown in fresh ivory bouclé upholstery. The Bouclé is ub...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud Sofa, Directional, in Chinoiserie Tiger Velvet
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Culver City, CA
This Vladimir Kagan Cloud sofa is divine! This is not just any sofa; it's a fantastical journey into the world of design where comfort meets chic in the most delightful way possible...
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1990s American Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Velvet

Nautilus Chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1980s. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. Reupholstered in nubby chenille from Fishman's Fabrics. Tagged Directional. Original example desig...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Chenille

Vladimir Kagan Unicorn sofa for Kagan Designs, 1967. Very Rare. One Owner.
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Kansas City, MO
This original Vladimir Kagan Curved Unicorn sofa has had only one owner and was purchased directly from Vladimir Kagan Designs, Inc. in 1967. The design ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Aluminum, Wrought Iron

Nautilus Ottomans by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1980s. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. We also have two more available ready for reupholstery, as well as four Nautilus chairs by Directi...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan New York Collection Swivel Chair with Original Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
Vladimir Kagan New York Collection Swivel Chair with Original Upholstery Offered for sale is an original Vladimir Kagan "New York ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Metal

Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Two Position Contour Walnut Rocking Chair and Ottoman
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Countryside, IL
Vladimir Kagan Mid Century Two Position Contour Walnut Rocking Chair and Ottoman The chair measures: 31.25 wide x 43 deep x 37.25 high, with a seat height of 16 inches and arm heigh...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan (1927-1988) Tufted Livid Velvet 'Unicorn" Sofa Model U522, 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Germantown, MD
A Iconic Vladimir Kagan (1927-1988) Tufted Livid Velvet Upholstered Cast Aluminum 'Unicorn' Sofa, Model U522, Introduced 1960, Late 1960'S. Vladimir Kagan began experimenting with Aluminum in the 1950s when he was partnered with Hugo Dreyfuss, first with the 'Tri-Symmetric' line then translating the 'Unicorn' table which was first designed in wood in 1957. In the early 1960s, after Kagan separated from Kagan-Dreyfuss, he developed the entire line of Unicorn seating which was inspired by Constantin Brancusi's 'Bird in Flight' sculpture exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Unicorn line which includes a table, armless chair, armchair, sofa of different sizes ranging from loveseat to semi-circle / half-circle room sized couches remain as one of his most rare and coveted designs for collectors and art/design investors. But on top of all that - this sofa is incredible comfortable with leather that is so soft you might think you are actually sitting on an actual Unicorn. This tufted Livid Velvet and cast aluminum Model U522 Unicorn sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Vladimir Kagan Designs Inc would be ideal in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a high-end entertainer's home, a luxury commercial project such as a boutique hotel lobby lounge or members club, a leading creative design studio or a high-rise executive office or suite. DOCUMENTATION: "The Complete Kagan, A Lifetime of Avant-Garde Design" by Vladimir Kagan MEASUREMENTS: H 31.5" x W 101" x D 29" / D 44" (overall due to curvature) Seat Height: 16 Provenance: Collection of a Kalorama Washington DC Collector. Vladimir Kagan person Vladimir Kagan 1927–2016 Vladimir Kagan was an illustrious American furniture designer whose historic career spanned nearly 65 years. Born in Germany in 1927, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1938 fleeing from the rise of the Nazi regime. He studied architecture at Columbia and later apprenticed with his father, a master cabinetmaker, in his woodworking shop. In 1949, Kagan opened his own shop in New York, shortly thereafter releasing his first furniture collection, receiving the Museum of Modern Art, New York Good Design Award for his wrought-iron chair. His work is well-known for its avant-garde craftsmanship combined with comfort and functionality. The sensuous, organic forms take on human-like characteristics through exaggerated, curved lines. Kagan’s designs are produced with varying materials including brass, acrylic, aluminum and, most notably, wood. Over the course of his career, his work was highly sought after by celebrity clientele from Marilyn Monroe to Tom Ford, and he lent his design to projects such as Disneyland’s Monsanto House of the Future in 1964 and the Downtown Los Angeles Standard Hotel lobby redesign in 2002. Kagan lectured extensively on the history of modern furniture design at institutions including Parsons School of Design, Yale and Philadelphia University. A highly honored designer, he was elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers New York...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Aluminum

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud Sofa for Directional, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Iconic Mid Century Modern Vladimir Kagan serpentine cloud sofa for Directional, USA circa 1970's. This highly collectable and des...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Ultrasuede, Lucite, Wood

Vladimir Kagan 6 Sculptural Cubist Dining Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
A set of 6 Cubist dining chairs by Vladimir Kagan. Wood frames with upholstered seats. Retain labels.
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1960s American Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Wood

Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Curved 'model 150BS' sofa by Vladimir Kagan, c.2000s, USA. Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) originally designed this sofa in the 1950s, this piece is from a later production. The sofa feat...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Original Vladimir Kagan ‘Cloud’ Sofa with Ottoman and Rare Sofa Table Ebony
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Miami, FL
Rare opportunity, Vladimir Kagan sofa with ottoman and attached sofa table. Sofa is from the 70ies and made by Directional, sofa table is about 2 years old and made by Vladimir Kagan...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Fabric, Lucite, Wood

Matinee Chair by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 2000s. Reupholstered in orange/grey nubby wool boucle. Removable armrests and backrest. Made in USA.
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Bouclé

Serpentine Sofa in Chocolate Velvet by Vladimir Kagan, C. 1970s
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Westport, CT
Experience the timeless elegance of the Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. This iconic piece has been fully restored and reupholstered in luxurious choco...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Velvet, Lucite, Walnut

1970s Kagan Directional Nautilus Swivel Chairs Vintage - a Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of Nautilus chairs exemplify the stunning organic Futurist forms and clean lines for which Vladimir Kagan one of the most esteemed furniture designers of the 20th century i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Seating

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Vladimir Kagan seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Vladimir Kagan seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 207 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 6 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original seating by Vladimir Kagan were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Karl Springer, and Baker Furniture Company. Prices for Vladimir Kagan seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,190 and can go as high as $110,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $12,900.

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