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Vladimir Kagan Pair of 'Capricorn' Lounge Chairs

$7,200per set

About the Item

Vladimir Kagan, pair of 'Capricorn' lounge chairs, lacquered metal, United States, circa. 1958 The ‘Capricorn’ chair epitomizes a splendid construction that is suitable for indoor and outdoor, making it a dynamic and easily adaptable chair. The frame is based on a curvaceous movement solely executed in a white lacquered metal grid. The seat rests on a three-legs formed base consisting of a continuous wire. In absence of decorative details, the design convinces visually through the well-balanced appearance and the transparent construction. The story behind the development of the outdoor furniture ‘Capricorn’ series is an interesting one. This line was exclusively designed for the New York department store W. & J. Sloane. Kagan had difficulty with producing these items, although they were derived from the designer’s earlier Trisymmetric designs. It required various techniques like gang-welding, wire bending, and bonderizing for rust protection. Initially, Kagan came in contact with a shopping-cart maker to fabricate them, but to no avail. Thereafter, a fire-escape manufacturer, later became known as furniture maker Brueton, succeeded in producing this series. Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) was born in Germany and grew up in the United States where his father opened a cabinet shop. Later, Kagan joined the family business. Here the designer experimented with organically sculpted wood in works that became the hallmarks of his career. Kagan himself explained that his father always said 'measure three times and cut once' whereas Kagan did exactly the opposite. He also believed that there was no way that ratio could replace dumb luck. Kagan's furniture has the extraordinary ability to completely change the landscape of the room, even with a single object.
  • Creator:
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 38.19 in (97 cm)Width: 22.05 in (56 cm)Depth: 35.24 in (89.5 cm)Seat Height: 12.01 in (30.5 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Metal,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1958
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location:
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 450132291stDibs: LU933120620912

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Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly examines each piece to determine what, if any, work needs to be done. Whether that means new upholstery or a complete restoration, Morentz's aim is always to honor the designer’s intention while fulfilling the wishes of the client. The team is up to any challenge, from restoring a single piece to its original glory to furnishing a large-scale hotel project.

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