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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Weiman Preview Bilbao Swivel Lounge Chairs

$3,895per set

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Superb pair of sculptural Bilbao swivel lounge chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Preview. Features beautiful and uniquely stylish shaped, curved angular backrests/armrests, with comfortable plush seats. Chairs rest on circular swivel plinth black base, fitting underneath with full 360 degree turn, with self-righting mechanism always bringing chair back to the front. Retains beautiful, original, white/cream fabric. Set includes one raised left facing and one raised right facing chair. The Bilbao collection was inspired by Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Excellent build, frame tight and sturdy, structurally sound, great style and quality construction, with beautiful modernist design, superior durability. Maker’s original paper label affixed to underside (Preview). The low profile is perfect for relaxation and would add an element of elegance to any room.

Details

  • Creator
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer),Weiman Preview Furniture (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Depth: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1990s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Original upholstery minor wear, no rips or tears, very comfortable and supportive. Frame is sturdy and strong. Base is sturdy and chair rotates smoothly.
  • Seller Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5065119239212

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    Ships From: Baltimore, MD
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Vladimir Kagan

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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