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Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Southampton, NJ
Gorgeous serpentine sofa by Designer, Vladimir Kagan for Directional. In the original cocoa ultrasuede fabric, this sofa, with its companion piece listed separately, is in Fabulous ...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede

Flawless Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Southampton, NJ
Gorgeous serpentine sofa by Designer, Vladimir Kagan for Directional. In the original cocoa ultrasuede fabric, this sofa, with its companion piece listed separately, is in Fabulous ...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede

Crescent Sectional by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
Extremely rare crescent sectional designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. All insides including foam, straps, dacron, and spring system have been updated. Re-upholst...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Wool, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa, Organic Modernist
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Iconic Vladimir Kagan Sofa complete with acrylic center support. Highly sought after for his organic and freeform designs, this sofa can work with a wide range of interiors. Wonderfu...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Acrylic

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Ivory Velvet Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Vladimir Kagan for Directional elegant swivel and tilt lounge chairs with slightly curved backs and seats, USA, 1980s. These chic lounge chairs are not only beautifully sculptural bu...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Rare Double L Facing Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
Double facing sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Two mirror image sofas that interlock and share the backrest. Super comfortable. Retains original ultra-suede upholster...
Category

1990s American Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Pair of Ivory Bouclé Swivel Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Postmodern pair of Vladimir Kagan chairs for Directional with swivel and tilt features in Ivory Bouclé. Vladimir Kagan surely understood and celebrated those iconic curves. And this ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Set of Opposing Sofas by Vladimir Kagan for Directional in Bouclé
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
A stunning and rare set of vintage "Serpentine" sofas designed by architect and furniture designer Vladimir Kagan for Directional. The sofas feature a distinctive curved frame that g...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Lucite, Walnut

Pair of Sofas attributed to Vladimir Kagan for Directional, Newly Upholstered
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Norwalk, CT
Amazing pair of sofas attributed to Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Brand newly upholstered in blue woven fabric front and matching velvet back. Meticulously done.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan cloud sofa for Directional, reupholstered with Maharam Mode color Oxeye. With dark walnut bases. [Directional label on underside].  
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Pair 1980's Vladimir Kagan For Directional Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs
By Directional
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning, highly sculptural lounge chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional Design. Amazingly comfortable expertly restored, recovered in a gorgeous royal blue velvet. They ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Swivel Chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Hollywood Palm Beach Regency Pair of slipper, club, lounge chairs that swivel by Vladimir Kagan for Directional (tagged) Original fabric that will need new upholstery.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Set of 12 Vladimir Kagan for Directional Dining Chairs in Ivory White Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Large hard to find Vladimir Kagan dining chair set of twelve newly upholstered in soft and breathable ivory white bouclé and made by Directional. Easily the most comfortable of Kagan...
Category

1990s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bouclé

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs in Faux Persian Lamb
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stylish, sculptural and incredibly comfortable pair of tilt and swivel Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs for Directional. Our shop has carried several Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs in our ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Faux Fur

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa on Chrome Base
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Cloud sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional Furniture. Blue-grey mohair upholstery with chrome base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Swivel Chairs for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vladimir Kagan designed Nautilus lounge chairs upholstered in a yellow microfiber fabric which matches the Vladimir Kagan Serpentine sofa we have listed (this was purchased as a set)...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1980s Vladimir Kagan Modern Dining Chairs for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Miami, FL
Reduced from $4800. Set of four 1980s sculptural dining chairs by Vladimir Kagan, designed for Directional with original bone ultra suede upholstery. Elegant and plush. Tagged Direc...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa for Directional with Lucite Support
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Vintage cloud sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional with desired lucite support. Sofa retains originally upholstery which presents very well with no apparent issues. Upholstery is a...
Category

1990s American Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Lucite

Vladimir Kagan Curved Serpentine Cloud Sofa for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vladimir Kagan curved serpentine cloud sofa for Directional. Model# 4891 J. This piece has been expertly restored.  
Category

20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Lucite

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew 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 Serpentine Cloud Sofa for Directional in Heavy Boucle
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, 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...
Category

1990s Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

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

Early 2000s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Chaise Lounge for Directional Attributed to Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Chaise lounge for Directional attributed to Vladimir Kagan, reupholstered with great plains cotton velvet. [Label on underside Directional] Measures: Seat depth 55".
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional swivel lounge chairs. The chairs are upholstered in an off-white bouclé fabric with black wooden swivel bases.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa for Directional with Oak Pedestal Base
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Vladimir Kagan crescent shaped cloud sofa produced for Directional with oak pedestals and acrylic center support. The original label is still intact. The sofa retains its or...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede, Acrylic, Oak

Pair of Vladimir Kagan "Cloud" Sofas for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Vladimir Kagan "Cloud" sofas for Directional, reupholstered in Italian Boucle. Lucite vertical center structural support with round oiled rosewood plinth bases. [Label on ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Bouclé, Rosewood

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in San Diego, CA
Curved sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional with chocolate brown velvet upholstery. Marked with label.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Sofas

  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
H 29 in. W 95 in. D 47 in.
Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Norwalk, CT
Great size and form, with Directional labels. In excellent overall condition; delicate upholstery fabric shows slight wear: best if replaced
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Sofas

  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sofa
H 28.5 in. W 88 in. D 44 in.
Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Vladimir Kagan for Directional iconic curved sofa with characteristic upholstered round plinth bases and Lucite stretcher. This sofa has recently been restored and reupholstered in ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite, Wood

  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
H 28.5 in. W 95 in. L 28.5 in.
Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A sculptural sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1950s and made by Directional, USA, circa 1980s. One of Vladimir Kagan's most famous designs which seamlessly blends style and comfort...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Sofa
H 29.5 in. W 96 in. D 49 in.
Large Sectional by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful three-part sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. This sofa has new upholstery which can be changed if desired.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Vladimir Kagan for Directional, Serpentine Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Vladimir Kagan serpentine sofa designed in the 1970s and manufactured by Directional. The sofa retains the original label, the sofa is upholstered in a cream color microfi...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud Petite Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Soquel, CA
Simultaneously hip and sophisticated, this is a Mid-Century free-form cloud petite sofa or fainting coach by Vladimir Kagan. This size is perfect for a bedroom or smaller space. Orig...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Lucite, Upholstery, Wood

Vladimir Kagan for Directional 3-Piece Serpentine Sectional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Southampton, NJ
Note: This sectional will need to be reupholstered. Although this sectional will need to be recovered, it's still one of the best designs from Designer, Vladimir Kagan. The curved...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Cloud Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
Vladimir Kagan serpentine cloud sofa for Directional, circa 1980s. Cloud sofa with a left facing arm Upholstered cylindrical plinth pedestal bases and center lucite support. Original...
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede, Lucite

Vintage Vladimir Kagan for Directional, Serpentine Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Vladimir Kagan serpentine sofa designed in the 1970s and manufactured by Directional. The sofa retains the original label, the sofa is upholstered in a bright yellow micro...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan for Directional “Nautilus” Swivel Chairs, 1980
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional “Nautilus” swivel chairs. Original upholstery in very good condition.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Nautilus Swivel Chair by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Nautilus Swivel Chair by Vladimir Kagan for Directional.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

"Cloud" Sofa Designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning sculptural sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Newly reupholster in silver sheen fabric. Polished chrome legs.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Pouf Ottomans Designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Palm Springs, CA
For your consideration, Pouf ottomans. Designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Newly reupholster, with each ottoman retaining the original Directional label.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Nautilus Chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, Pair
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pasadena, CA
These classic, Nautilus Chair designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional feature a sloping, asymmetrical backrests. The lounge chairs rest on swivel bases on a return which allow the...
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Late 20th Century American Lounge Chairs

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Three-Piece Sectional, 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in South Bend, IN
A fantastic three-piece curved sectional sofa attributed to iconic designer Vladimir Kagan for Directional. This all original 1970s sectional is a beautiful piece of American design ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Omnibus Sectional Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Omnibus Sectional by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Consisting of two pieces. Excellent restored condition. Lucite legs Let the sofa appear to float.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Lucite

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Cloud / Serpentine Curved Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Kansas City, MO
Vladimir Kagan sofa for Directional. Original green gray Ultrasuede in excellent condition. Classic Kagan design.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Sculptural Hurricane Lounge Chair by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural curved "Hurricane" lounge chair designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Original neutral blush tone ultra suede upholstery. Original Directional manufacturer label.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede, Wood

Serpentine Cloud Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Fantastic serpentine cloud sofa by Vladimir Kagan for directional, 1970s. This piece is in original condition. Upholstery has significant wear. Structurally perfect and chrome bases ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Serpentine Cloud Sofa Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Miami, FL
Vladimir Kagan serpentine cloud sofas for Directional, circa 1980s. Pair of cloud sofas with a left facing arm Upholstered cylindrical plinth pedestal bases and center Lucite suppo...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede, Lucite

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Vladimir Kagan for Directional serpentine sofa circa late 1970s. This all original example has its black ultra suede upholstery, round plinth bases and Lucite stretcher. Some age app...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
H 28.88 in. W 92 in. L 28.88 in.
Vladimir Kagan for Directional Sectional in Teal Mohair, circa 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Stamford, CT
Extremely rare five piece sectional designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. Completely restored down to its very frame, spring system, foam, straps and Dacron have ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Vladimir Kagan for Directional serpentine sofa. This all original iconic example is upholstered in a black textile with hints of bronze and grays and has a Lucite support in the cent...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Clound Sofa Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Atlanta, GA
A sculptural cloud sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Curved free form showcases Kagan's design in the 70s and the cloud sofa is one of the best such examples of his wo...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam, Wood

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Serpentine Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Stunning Serpentine sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional in shimmery light grey Sunbrella. The sofa has been newly upholstered and retains the Directional label.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Serpentine Sofa Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large serpentine sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. The free-form sofa features a partial back rest supported by two upholstered pedestal feet and a medi...
Category

20th Century American Sofas

Materials

Foam, Wood, Lucite, Fabric

Three-Piece Cloud Sofa Sectional by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in San Leandro, CA
Sculptural three-piece free-form Cloud sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. The three sections are connected by oval plinth style bases and the two ends are raised on round plinth...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede, Hardwood

Mohair Cloud Sofa on Walnut Bases by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Stamford, CT
Serpentine sofa designed by the late Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. This rare example features fully restored walnut bases an Lucite support. Newly upholstered in na...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan for Directional ‘Nautilus’ Sofa in “Moon Beam” Velvet
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Southampton, NJ
A beautiful sofa having round curved features throughout designed by Vladimir Kagan for his ‘Nautilus’ series and produced by Directional Furniture Company. Newly upholstered in “Moo...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Biomorphic Kidney Bean Shaped Sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, 1970s
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Biomorphic kidney bean shaped sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, 1970s. This piece has been fully restored in an ultra-suede much like the original upholstery. We offer free ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan kidney shaped "cloud" sofas for Directional, designed in the 1960s. Curved armless sofas, one with a right facing enlarged bumper and the other with a left facing enla...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Lucite, Wood

  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
H 28 in. W 94 in. L 28 in.
Pair of Barrel Swivel Lounge Chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of barrel swivel lounge chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Vladimir Kagan kidney shaped "cloud" sofa for Directional, designed in the 1960s . Only one sofa is currently available. The sofa on the bottom of the main image. The sofa with the...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Lucite, Wood

  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofas for Directional
H 28 in. W 94 in. L 28 in.
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Kagan For Directional For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal kagan for directional for your home. A kagan for directional — often made from fabric, wood and upholstery — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a kagan for directional — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right kagan for directional, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made kagan for directional over the years, but those crafted by Vladimir Kagan, Directional and Weiman are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Kagan For Directional?

The average selling price for a kagan for directional at 1stDibs is $8,500, while they’re typically $20 on the low end and $40,000 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.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.