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Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

American, German, 1927-2016
American, German, 1927-2016

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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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Swivel Chairs in Ivory Bouclé by Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A less often found pair of Vladimir Kagan Modern swivel chairs newly upholstered in soft ivory bouclé fabric rated highly durable. Modern up and down and all around, the vibe is spac...
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1990s American Post-Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Pair of Hot Pink Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Hurricane Lounge/Club Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of "Hurricane" chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan and manufactured by Directional Inc. Very comfortable, sculptural form of rarely seen Kagan chairs are a delight. Profe...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Tilt-Swivel Barrel Lounge Chair Model 100-S w/ Holly Hunt Velvet
By Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Located in St. Louis, MO
Vladimir Kagan barrel lounge chair model 100-S with tilt and walnut wood base. It was reupholstered in 2017 using Great Plains [Holly Hunt] “Next Generation – Winter White” [1607/01]...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

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 Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

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 Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Leather

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 Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

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 Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

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 Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Swivel Lounge Chairs and Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Amongst the most popular Vladimir Kagan designs, these Nautilus swivel lounge chairs are sculptural, comfortable and fun, and were recently professionally reupholstered in cozy Ivory...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair Recliner with Original Pads
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Rare to find with the original pads, this lounge chair is in excellent condition. Pads are in amazingly great condition also.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Iron

1950s Oak and White New Upholstery Rocking Chair by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Rocking chair in oak, new upholstery, USA, 1955. The wonderfully curved rocking chair is a very articulated composition of sweeping organic lines and shapes, where the armrests an...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Vladimir Kagan, Organic 'Cosmos' Lounge Chair, Beige Fabric, Lucite, America
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A "Cosmos" lounge chair, designed by Vladimir Kagan. Produced by Kagans own firm Vladimir Kagan Designs Inc in the 1970s. The soft organic form contrasts the original Lucite base...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Lucite

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.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs in Ivory Velvet
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Vladimir Kagan for Directional pair of ivory velvet swivel lounge chairs with slightly curved backs and seats which tilt back and forth and swivel on upholstered round base. These ch...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

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 Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Navy Blue Velvet Nautilus "Corkscrew" Swivel Club Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Vladimir Kagan's work commands the eye with its freshness, energy, sensuality, and wit. Classic pair of swiveling "Nautilus" lounge chairs with ottoman by esteemed designed by Vladim...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Swivel Lounge Chairs and Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Weiman Preview Furniture, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Amongst the most popular Vladimir Kagan designs, these Nautilus swivel lounge chairs are sculptural, comfortable and fun, and were recently professionally reupholstered in cozy Ivory...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan Lucite Chair and Ottoman, circa 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Iconic Vladimir Kagan sculptural Lucite lounge chair and ottoman, circa 1970s. Thick clear sculpted Lucite arms support the modern frame of Vladimir Kagan’s modern take on a duchess ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Lucite

Vladimir Kagan for Dreyfuss Reclining ‘Contour’ Lounge Chair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan for Dreyfuss, 'Contour' chair model VK 100, teak, purple fabric, United States, 1950s   This lounge chair by Kagan is sculptural and delicate. The frame is executed ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Vladimir Kagan Rare High Back Barrel Lounge Chair, Velvet, Walnut, Studio, 1947
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare, and early high back "Barrel" lounge chair, designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1947 and made by Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc, most likely in the 1950s. The soft organic form rests on four t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan Pair of 'Capricorn' Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vladimir Kagan, pair of 'Capricorn' lounge chairs, lacquered metal, United States, 1950s. These metal garden loungers are designed by the iconic designer Vladimir Kagan. The shape o...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Lounge Armchair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Wayne, NJ
Vladimir Kagan corkscrew swivel lounge armchair.
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1990s American Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Vladimir Kagan for Directional Furniture Swivel Lounge Chairs in Boucle, a Pair
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Available right now we have these absolutely gorgeous lounge chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional furniture. These lounge chairs are not only easy on the eyes, they're i...
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

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 ...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Sculptural Velvet Upholstered Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Weiman, Vladimir Kagan
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern club chairs or lounge chairs By Vladimir Kagan for Weiman USA, 1970s Sculptural design, with light gray velvet upholstery. Measures:...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of Swiveling "Nautilus" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan in Luxe Charcoal Velvet
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful pair of nautilus chairs exemplify the stunning organic futurist forms and clean lines for which Vladimir Kagan one of the most esteemed furniture designers of the 20th...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Vladimir Kagan, Lounge Chair, Walnut, White Bouclé, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc, c. 1950
By Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc., Vladimir Kagan
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A early production adjustable lounge with retractable footrest. Designed by Vladimir Kagan for his own firm Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc, c. 1950. Branded. Features finely carved walnut, r...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Fabric, Walnut

Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Swivel Lounge Chairs Vintage Pair of
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in North Miami, FL
These corkscrew swivel vintage design lounge chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional are extremely comfortable. They have been newly upholstered in an off-white textural raised beau...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Mid Century "Barrel" Chairs Designed & Documented, 1947
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural and iconic pair of low back "Barrel" chairs were designed and executed by Vladimir Kagan, in 1947. They feature amorphic arms; subtly scalloped tops; and splayed coni...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Pair of Swiveling "Nautilus" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan in Holly Hunt Fabric
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Nautilus chairs exemplify the stunning organic Futurist forms and clean lines for which Vladimir Kagan one of the most esteemed furniture designers of the 20th century i...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan #100B High Back Barrel Chair & Ottoman 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an excellent, high back, barrel chair with matching ottoman, #100B by Vladimir Kagan, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition, with a professional reuph...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

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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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Faux Fur

Pair of Vladimir Kagan "Rock Star" His and Her Lounge Chairs and Ottoman
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
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 Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Swiveling Sculptural "Cork Screw Chair" by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Swiveling sculptural "Cork Screw Chair" by Vladimir Kagan, American, 1992 (retains original "Directional" label).
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Slipper Swivel Lounge Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Weiman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of Bilboa swivel chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan and produced by Preview. These feature their original fabric and black wood swiveling base. Partial manufa...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Designs "Crescent" Swivel Club Chair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Vladimir Kagan Designs "Crescent" swivel lounge chair. The chair is nicely upholstered with a brass base. Mid-Century Modern style.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Camel Upholstery
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of vintage camel upholstery nautilus chairs by Vladimir Kagan.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

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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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Crescent Chair
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful and comfortable chair by Vladimir Kagan. Chair swivels and is currently on casters that can be easily removed. We recommend new upholstery.    
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Early and Rare American Modern Pair of Barrel Swivel Chairs, Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of Barrel Swivel chairs of typical form, in original fabric, in fine working order.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

Vladimir Kagan "Crescent" Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Large-scale swivel chairs by Vladimir Kagan. Chrome swivel bases, contemporary upholstery, as these were reupholstered 5 years ago. Castors also recessed behind chrome bases for ease...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair Lucite Cross Base Swivel Lounge Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of swank low slung lounge chairs with a plush seat, back and arms in a cream upholstery all raised on a swivel cross form Lucite base, which creates a floating effect. By Vla...
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1970s American Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Lucite

Upholstered 'Crescent' Swivel Club Chair by Vladimir Kagan Designs
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Vladimir Kagan Designs upholstered tufted swivel crescent club or lounge or swivel chair, circa 1970 on stainless steel base with original melon orange upholstery, USA, labeled. The ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Crescent Swivel Chairs in Ivory Bouclé with Brass Bases
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunningly chic pair of freshly reupholstered Vladimir Kagan crescent large scale swivel chairs set upon glowing brass bases and dressed in soft ivory bouclé. These are large modern ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. 41 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Vladimir Kagan's original lounge chairs were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Karl Springer Lounge Chairs, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lounge Chairs and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Lounge Chairs. Prices for Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,320 and tops out at $36,000 while pieces like these can sell for $7,780 on average.