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Pair of Vladimir Kagan Crescent Swivel Chairs in Ivory Bouclé with Brass Bases

US$28,000per set

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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 throne like swivel chairs with a confident high design look not unlike that feeling when one turns up that shirt collar. That's the feeling one experiences when enjoying these Vladimir Kagan Crescent chairs. Indeed, a very sophisticated look. Large curved seat backs feature three layered horizontal cushions that provide great back support while also allowing for ventilation. Wide seats invite you to get comfortable and stay awhile. These particular Crescent chairs rest upon glowing brass bases that are warm and compliment the ivory upholstery. The bouclé fabric is high durability and works in all seasons - its texture allows for air flow. Statement pieces for any living room or great room or to add sophistication and glamour to any large bedroom. Photographed with a Karl Springer Style Soufflé Pouf, an Adrian Pearsall walnut side table, and a Directional Pouf Ottoman also currently available in our shop. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click "View All From Seller" or favorite our shop to get your 1stDibs on our new inventory.

Details

  • Creator
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer),Directional (Manufacturer)
  • Design
    Crescent ChairCrescent Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 37 in. (93.98 cm)Depth: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Seat Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. These magnificent swivel chairs were professionally reupholstered in soft highly durable Ivory Bouclé fabric and are in great condition.
  • Seller Location
    Saint Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4235122956882

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    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
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About the Designer

Vladimir Kagan

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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