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Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Lounge Armchair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Wayne, NJ
Vladimir Kagan corkscrew swivel lounge armchair.
Category

1990s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Nautilus Swivel Chairs for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair of Vladimir Kagan corkscrew swivel chairs for Directional.
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vladimir Kagan "Corkscrew" Swivel Chair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wonderful, plush and comfortable swivel chair by the iconic designer. Superbly upholstered.
Category

Late 20th Century American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

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H 28 in. W 35 in. D 35 in.
Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Corkscrew Chairs
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of contemporary lounge chairs sit on a swivel base and feature a unique "corkscrew" shape with sloped arms that flow into a barrel back. Please confirm item location (...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Corkscrew Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Pasadena, CA
This playful yet elegant "Corkscrew" sofa by Vladimir Kagan has been reupholstered in champagne-toned microfiber.
Category

Late 20th Century American Sofas

Materials

Wood

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H 28.5 in. W 79 in. D 36 in.
Vladimir Kagan Swivel Corkscrew or Nautilus Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Vladimir Kagan meets Kelly Wearstler. Newly upholstered nautilus chairs in Duralee fabric with faux leather trim.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Corkscrew Swiveling Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of swiveling Nautilus corkscrew lounge chairs with patterned contract fabric manufactured by the Directional Furniture company.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Swivel "Corkscrew" Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous "Corkscrew" chair and ottoman designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional in 1978. Newly reupholstered in a beautiful gold metallic copper color high quality vinyl. I...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus or Corkscrew Chairs
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus/Corkscrew chairs in red with black leather trim. Chairs swivel.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Midcentury Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Corkscrew Swivel Chairs New Upholstery, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Hartford, CT
Fabulous pair of Kagan Nautilus 360 degree "Corkscrew" swivel chairs with new beige nubby upholstery. The ultimate in comfort and design. Now, more than ever, home is where the hear...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Nautilus Swivel "Corkscrew" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous sculptural pair of Mid-Century Nautilus swivel "corkscrew" chairs by Vladimir Kagan. This pair of swivel chairs by Vladimir Kagan features a sculptural, asymmetrical desig...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of "Corkscrew" Nautilus Chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Milo Baughman, Karl Springer, Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "Cork Screw" Nautilus chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional Furniture, circa 1990. Superb quality with an ergonomic design that extremely comfortable. The original upholst...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

Pair of "Corkscrew" Swivel Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "Corkscrew" swivel chairs in original bubblegum pink ultrasuede by Vladimir Kagan.
Category

20th Century American Club Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Vladimir Kagan corkscrew swivel nautilus lounge chairs. There is a tiny hole to the back of one chair which can easily be stitched.
Category

1990s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew/Nautilus Chair with Ottoman
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
A Vladimir Kagan corkscrew chair in red microfiber with ottoman. Chair has swivel base. Chair fabric in very nice shape. Ottoman can be reupholstered in complimentary fabric or the e...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Contemporary Modern Pair of Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Chairs, 1980s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent pair of corkscrew, swivel chairs, with purple microsuede upholstery, by Vladimir Kagan, circa the 1980s. In great condition. The dimensions ar...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Chairs for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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 ...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan "Corkscrew" Nautilus Swivel Lounge Chairs for Directional
By Milo Baughman, Karl Springer, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Matching set of "Corkscrew" Nautilus chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan and manufactured by Directional Furniture. They feature the original upholstery from the 1980s. Very comfortabl...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Nautilus/ Corkscrew Swivel Armchairs, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in East Hampton, NY
Original micro-fiber fabric in excellent condition. These armchairs swivel and are very comfortable.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Swivel Chairs

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Swivel Nautilus or Corkscrew Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Upholstered in an ultrasuede. The chairs swivel. These are in great condition and ready to go!
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan Nautilus "Corkscrew" Swivel Club Chairs and Ottoman
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Classic pair of swiveling "Nautilus" lounge chairs with ottoman by esteemed designed by Vladimir Kagan, circa 1990s. Features a sloping asymmetrical back on a swiveling base. The cha...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Modern Kagan Nautilus Corkscrew Pair of Swivel Chairs 1980s Zebra
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fabulous pair of "corkscrew" nautilus, swivel lounge chairs, with a zebra upholstery, by Validimir Kagan, circa 1980s. In excellent vintage condition. The...
Category

Late 20th Century Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Leather for Directional Nautilus Corkscrew Swivel Chairs
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Vladimir kagan leather for Directional Nautilus corkscrew swivel chairs Chairs are signed 'Directional'.
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Kagan Corkscrew For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal kagan corkscrew for your home. A kagan corkscrew — often made from fabric, upholstery and faux leather — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect kagan corkscrew — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A kagan corkscrew, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made kagan corkscrew over the years, but those crafted by Vladimir Kagan and Directional are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Kagan Corkscrew?

The average selling price for a kagan corkscrew at 1stDibs is $4,350, while they’re typically $945 on the low end and $8,850 for the highest priced.

vladimir-kagan Biography and Important Works

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.

vladimir-kagan Biography and Important Works

Vladimir Kagan Furniture are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. In our Vladimir Kagan Furniture collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 216 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 26 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Vladimir Kagan's original furniture was created during the 19th century in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America. Vladimir Kagan Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On Amazon, the price for these items starts at $1,200 and tops out at $60,000, while pieces like these can sell for $9,100 on average.

Finding the Right Lounge Chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique, new or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his recliner was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounge (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of authentic lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftsmen such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.