Pair of Vladimir Kagan Large Swivel Greige Lounge Chairs for Directional For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Large Swivel Greige Lounge Chairs for Directional

About

A pair of Vladimir Kagan large lounge chairs for Directional featuring a sculptural shield shaped back extending from a curved lower form resting on a circular base allowing the chairs to swivel and rock, newly upholstered in mottled greige fabric with slight puckers and glints of silvered metallic threads.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 39 in. x W 33 in. x D 31 in.H 99.06 cm x W 83.82 cm x D 78.74 cm
  • Seat Height
    19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU83569733553
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Vladimir Kagan (Designer)

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 these pages, even decades after their conception, Kagan pieces still command the eye, with their freshness, energy, sensuality and wit.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2007
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Vladimir Kagan "Erica" Chaise Lounge on Lucite ...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Lucite
Vladimir Kagan's "Erica" chaise lounge, named after his wife, features a right sided armrest with an undulating, tapered body floating on a bisected lucite base, newly upholstered i...
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Reclining Lounge Ch...
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wood
A pair of Italian Mid-Century lounge chairs, with three adjustable positions obtained by lifting the back, the shaped newly upholstered back and seat cushions resting on a polished w...
Pair of Federico Munari Italian Midcentury Ivor...
Federico Munari
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A copious pair of Federico Munari Italian midcentury Italian lounge or armchairs, the heart shaped sinuous backs with broad curved backs, the seats consisting of loose cushions, rest...
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Sculptural L...
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A pair of Mid-Century Italian lounge or armchairs with sculptural flat armrests, tight backs and seats resting on metal legs with brass capped feet newly upholstered in pale mushroom...
You May Also Like
Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chair for Directional
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Suede
An incredibly stylish and comfortable swivel lounge chair designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. A great form with an unusual wing-back detail and its original pale-sage suede u...
Pair of Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Chairs ...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
This stylish pair of vintage modern club chairs feature iconic corkscrew style backs, memory swivel bases, and unique two-tone upholstery. The comfortable matching pair was designed ...
Vladimir Kagan for Directional Nautilus Swivel ...
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs
Fabric
All original vintage fabric in two-tones. These are well proportioned swivel chairs by Vladimir Kagan.
Vladimir Kagan for Directional "Nautilus" Swive...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery
An outstanding pair of "Nautilus" swivel club chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. These iconic mid-century modern club chairs simulate the shape of nautil...
Vladimir Kagan “Nautilus” Swivel Club Chairs fo...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Fabric
Pair of “Nautilus” Swivel chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional in the United States circa 1970’s. These iconic Mid-Century Modern club chairs simulate the shape of nauti...

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs for Directional with Ottoman

By Directional
$7,600 Sale Price / set
20% Off
Pair of Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs for Direct...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Ultrasuede
REDUCED FROM $9,500 Exceptional Kagan design for Directional, this pair of stylized wingback lounge chairs with an ottoman both swivel and rock. Sumptuously styled with enveloping cu...
Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs
Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cotton, Wood
Kagan swivel lounge chairs, original cotton poly-blend fabric. Label underside.
Pair of Wrap Around Swivel Chairs by Vladimir K...
Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Hardwood, Rosewood
Sculptural swivel lounge chairs with rosewood bases by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. The chairs have been left in their original worn upholstery, allowing the buyer to choose thei...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries