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Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Zoe Sofa in Milano Platinum Leather, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Spectacular Vladimir Kagan Zoe sofa for American Leather produced for a short time in the early 2000s signed bearing its original American Leather label. Vladimir Kagan pieces are hi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan “Zoe” Cloud Sofa, American Leather, Organic Modern
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic cloud or serpentine sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather. Currently in the original microfiber suede upholstery. Please note dimensions listed as overall ...
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Early 2000s American Organic Modern Sofas

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Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan Pair of Mirrored “Zoe” Sofas, American Leather, Organic Modernist
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Wonderful mirrored pair of sofas designed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather. Both are in original upholstery and priced with reupholstery in mind. Would work well in a variety...
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Early 2000s American Organic Modern Sofas

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Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa in Red Alcantara, Signed
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time during the early to mid 2000's, in its original 'Ruby' Alcantara Ultrasuede, signe...
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Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

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Ultrasuede

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa Reupholstered in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabric,...
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Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

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Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa Reupholstered in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabric,...
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Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

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Bouclé

Post Modern Matinee Sofa Daybed by Vladimir Kagan
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Remarkable white leather matinee convertible daybed sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Studios. The sofa is composed of two removable bolster accent pillows and a r...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather

Fabulous Sculptural Modern Vladimir Kagan Leather Bilbao Sofa Mid-century
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain. I do have a pair of these gorgeous sofa both ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wood, Leather

Leather 'Matinee' Sofa / Daybed by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Remarkable sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Studios composed of two removable bolster accent pillows and back bolster in leather. The removal of the back bolster ...
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Early 2000s American Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Red Leather “Matinee” Sofa Daybed
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Matinee sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather. Backrest easily removes to convert sofa to daybed.
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20th Century American Modern Daybeds

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Leather

Pair of Vladimir Kagan "Rock Star" His and Her Lounge Chairs and Ottoman
By Vladimir Kagan, American Leather
Located in Pasadena, TX
Kagen rocker chairs and ottoman By Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 1997 Pair "Rock Star" his and her rockers in rich red leather. Rounded forms in compact rocking chai...
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Poufs in Leather Directional, USA, 1999
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super nice and large seating poufs designed by Vladimir Kagan and manufactured by Directional, United States, 1999. The stools have white leather upholstery and have a chrome ring at...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Chrome

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Leather Nautilus Sofa
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Vladimir Kagan for Directional leather Nautilus sofa Sofa signed Directional.
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20th Century American Post-Modern Sofas

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Leather

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Tan Leather Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of nicely "broken in" tan leather upholstery swivel chairs by Vladimir Kagan.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Sculpted Lucite Leather & Chrome Executive Desk Chair, circa 1970
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stunning lucite, warm brown leather and chrome executive desk chair is by Vladimir Kagan for Vladimir Kagan Designs, circa 1970. This Kagan desk chair features swivel, recline, ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pasadena, TX
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Fabric

  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
H 35 in. W 95 in. D 45 in.
Rare 'Unicorn' Leather and Aluminum Curved Sofa by Vladimir Kagan, c. 1963
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extremely rare and highly sought-after collectors piece by Vladimir Kagan is his Model #U-522 'Unicorn' curved sofa by Vladimir Kagan Designs Inc. designed and produced circa 19...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Aluminum

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Single Back Chair in Black Leather with Metal Base
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour.The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Lounge Chair in Sienna Leather Seat with Metal Base
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour.The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vladmir Kagan Walnut Side Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Long tapered legs and a suspended backrest make the shield back chair an optimal choice to create negative space and lighten heavy spaces. Hand-finished solid walnut highlights the n...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

  • Vladmir Kagan Walnut Side Chairs
  • Vladmir Kagan Walnut Side Chairs
  • Vladmir Kagan Walnut Side Chairs
  • Vladmir Kagan Walnut Side Chairs
H 37 in. W 19 in. D 24 in.
Vladimir Kagan Attr. Cream Leather Lounge Chair for Preview, 1980s
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in Miami, FL
Vladimir Kagan attributed cream colored leather lounge chair for preview, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Curved Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan in Leather and Suede
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautiful sculptural Bilboa sofa in purple leather and suede designed by Vladimir Kagan. The sofa was manufactured in the late 1980s and is in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Suede

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Chair in Sienna Leather Seat with Metal Base
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour. The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Lounge Chair in Sienna Leather with Metal Base
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour.The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Lounge Chair in Sienna Leather with Metal Base
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour.The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Single Back Chair in Black Leather with Metal Base
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour.The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

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Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Contour Loveseat and Footstool in Tan Leather with Natural Walnut
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
Resisting the move to ‘modern’ hard angles in the 1950s, the Kagan Contour series is iconic among midcentury designs for its emphasis on natural materials and hand craftsmanship. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Loveseats

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Walnut

Oversize Large Important Vladimir Kagan Art Deco Executive Desk
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Unusual rare Vladimir Kagan Art Deco style executive desk. Desk is equipped with space lights projecting light through elaborate pair of lucite shades that are also part of the desk ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Lucite, Hardwood, Leather

Foot Stool in Red Offered by Vladimir Kagan Design Group
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
Vladimir Kagan Foot Stool in Red. Pairs with Multi-position Reclining chair. Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1938. He studied Architecture...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

Multi-Position Reclining Chair in Red Offered by Vladimir Kagan Design Group
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Clifton, NJ
Modern multi-position reclining chair in red. The signature Kagan contour sling seat was first imagined alongside traditional midcentury materials like walnut wood. This update to th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Midcentury Vladimir Kagan Sculpted Sling Dining Chairs Model VK 101 and VK 101A
By Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc., Vladimir Kagan
Located in Baltimore, MD
A beautiful rare set of four American walnut, Vladimir Kagan sculpted sling dining chairs, in black leather. This spectacular set of American walnut dining chairs consists of two VK ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

20th Century American Dark Blue Curved Three-Seat Suede Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A half round, dark blue suede leather, vintage Mid-Century Modern American three-seat sofa, designed by Vladimir Kagan, in good condition. The high seat backrest of the divano is cur...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Settees

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Leather, Suede

Fabulous White Leather Cloud Sofa Weiman, 1980s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Vladimir Kagan white leather cloud sofa, circa 1980s. The original owner had this sofa recently re-upholstered in a durable thick white leather and looks great. Check out th...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Fabulous White Leather Scrolled Arm Cloud Sofa Weiman, 1980s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Vladimir Kagan scrolled arm white leather cloud sofa, circa 1980's. This sofa has been recently re-upholstered in a durable thick white leather and looks great. Check out th...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Pair of Sculptural Mid-Century Kagan Style Walnut and Leather Lounge Chairs
Located in Bernville, PA
Professionally restored luxurious pair of large scale lounge chairs. Crafted with solid walnut in a high polished finished. Perfectly complimented with a new soft cream upholstery. T...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Swiveling "Nautilus" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of vintage leather Italian armchairs, by Vladimir Kagan, conversation type when bring closer.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Midcentury Sectional Sofa by Preview Vladimir Kagan Style
By Preview
Located in Baltimore, MD
Stylish two-piece midcentury sectional perfectly designed in the style of Vladimir Kagan for Preview. An iconic piece of furniture that has remained in a single collection since it w...
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Vintage 1980s American Sofas

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Leather

Lucite Base Faux Snake Skin Sculptural Shape One-Drawer Writing Table Desk
By Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern sculptural futuristic shape desk writing table with one drawer. Kagan Space Age attribution influence.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Faux Leather, Lucite

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Curved 'Zoe' Sofas in Bouclé, Signed
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular pair of Vladimir Kagan 'Zoe' sofas were produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabr...
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Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

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Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Leather and Mohair Executive Desk Chair, circa 1979, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous leather, mohair and brass executive desk chair by Vladimir Kagan for Vladimir Kagan Designs, Inc is a rare authentic signed example with its original label underneath t...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass

Vladimir Kagan Leather "Cloud" Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
A white leather free-form shaped sofa with a polished chrome base by famed American designer, Vladimir Kagan.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

  • Vladimir Kagan Leather "Cloud" Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Leather "Cloud" Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Leather "Cloud" Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Leather "Cloud" Sofa
H 26 in. W 95 in. D 42 in.
Vladimir Kagan Matinee Sofa or Daybed in Brown Leather
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Hudson, NY
A Vladimir Kagan Matinee sofa made by American Leather. A discontinued design that is reminiscent of an earlier Kagan sofa. The back cushion is removable to convert it into a daybed.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

“Rock Star” Leather Rocking Chair by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1997 design by Vladimir Kagan for American leather, the so-called “Rock Star” features Kagan’s signature rounded forms in a compact rocking chair with hidden wooden runners. Curved...
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1990s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Beautiful Leather Matinee Daybed Sofa by Vladimir Kagan Sage Green Leather
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful designer leather matinee daybed sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Studios. Amazing light green sage soft leather. Has a (1) removable back bolster in sag...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vladimir Kagan Black Leather Matinee Sofa Daybed 3-seat, American Leather 1990s
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous black leather sofa by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather Studios. The sofa is comprised of two removable bolster accent pillows and long back bolster. The removal of the ba...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Fiftyish' Wingback Sofa, Signed
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible and very rare Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Fiftyish' wingback sofa which was based on his winged barrel-form designs from the 1950s with Kagan-Dreyfuss, is ab...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Custom Sectional Leather Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Boston, MA
This large J-shaped sectional sofa was custom-made by Vladimir Kagan. It is composed of two segments that are upholstered in rich navy blue leather, and it features a chrome base.
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Late 20th Century American Sectional Sofas

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Chrome

Vladimir Kagan for American Leather "Rock Star" Modern Leather Rocking Chair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare modern "Rock Star" purple leather rocker, featuring Kagan’s signature rounded forms in a compact rocking chair with hidden wooden runners. Curved arm panels and an integrated ...
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1990s American Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Style Lucite and Red Leather Sling Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful red leather and Lucite sling sofa in the style of Vladimir Kagan. The leather is very soft and smooth and in excellent condition, the side Lucite panels are also in very g...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Lucite and Leather Swivel Rocker Lounge Chair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Norwalk, CT
This is a very rare Vladimir Kagan Lucite Frame Club chair. Both rocks and swivels, on chrome circular base. Has original patch work leather in vintage condition. Very thick lucit...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Leather Swivel Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chocolate brown leather with walnut base swivel bucket chairs.
Category

20th Century Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Directional Leather and Walnut Swivel Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional swivel and reclining lounge chairs, circa late 1970s. These stunning examples have been newly upholstered in a beautifully patinated olive leat...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Suede Leather Poufs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of fuchsia suede leather poufs designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional circa 1980s
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Late 20th Century American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Suede, Wood, Leather

Sofa by Vladimir Kagan in Leather on Lucite Legs with Lights
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
A fantastic example of the Omnibus series of furniture designed by Vladimir Kagan. This extremely comfortable sofa offers three sections upholstered in beautiful tufted baseball-glov...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Vladimir Kagan Contour Rocker with Ottoman, Holly Hunt Leather, Excellent
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Kansas City, MO
Vladimir Kagan manufactured this contour rocking chair and ottoman in an exclusive reissue with Ralph Pucci International. The upholstery was upgraded to holly hunt stingray leather....
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan, Early Contour Lounge Chair, Walnut, Yellow Leather, Studio, 1953
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early, all original adjustable organic lounge chair / armchair with ottoman by Vladimir Kagan. Sculpted walnut frame with overstuffed seat in original yellow leather. Bears label....
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Leather

Rare Stool by Vlasimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Stool covered with leather on cast aluminium feet
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Vintage 1960s American Stools

Materials

Leather

10 Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
A set of ten rare chairs by Vladimir Kagan. Solid and polished Stainless steel frames with the original white leather upholstery. Superb lines and proportions, super comfortable as ...
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Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • 10 Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
  • 10 Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
  • 10 Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
  • 10 Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
H 34 in. W 22 in. D 21 in.
Vladimir Kagan Adjustable Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of lounge chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan, produced by Kagan Dreyfuss. Smooth gliding adjustable tilt with extendable footrests. Early model circa 1950s. Model VK100X. Excelle...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

  • Vladimir Kagan Adjustable Lounge Chairs
  • Vladimir Kagan Adjustable Lounge Chairs
  • Vladimir Kagan Adjustable Lounge Chairs
  • Vladimir Kagan Adjustable Lounge Chairs
H 36 in. W 28 in. D 40 in.
Pair Kidney Shaped Kagan Inspired Putty Leather Sofa Loveseat Mid-century Modern
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of kidney shaped Kagan inspired putty leather sofas loveseats. I love the petite small size of these sculptural sofas measuring 30"t x 70"l x 38"d. Wonderful to use in ...
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Vintage 1980s American Loveseats

Materials

Wood, Leather

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Kagan Leather For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of kagan leather for your home. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and wood. Find 122 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of kagan leather now, or shop our selection of 11 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of kagan leather — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of kagan leather, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of kagan leather over the years, but those crafted by Vladimir Kagan, American Leather and Directional are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Kagan Leather?

Prices for a piece of kagan leather can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $950 and can go as high as $62,500, while the average can fetch as much as $7,630.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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.