Chairs are uniquely the best expression of design. They encompass more of the challenges by which I live and work than any other single component of furniture.

Vladimir Kagan

Vladimir Kagan 1927–2016

Vladimir Kagan was an illustrious American furniture designer whose historic career spanned nearly 65 years. Born in Germany in 1927, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1938 fleeing from the rise of the Nazi regime. He studied architecture at Columbia and later apprenticed with his father, a master cabinetmaker, in his woodworking shop. In 1949, Kagan opened his own shop in New York, shortly thereafter releasing his first furniture collection, receiving the Museum of Modern Art, New York Good Design Award for his wrought-iron chair. His work is well-known for its avant-garde craftsmanship combined with comfort and functionality. The sensuous, organic forms take on human-like characteristics through exaggerated, curved lines. Kagan’s designs are produced with varying materials including brass, acrylic, aluminum and, most notably, wood.

Upcoming Lots Vladimir Kagan

VLADIMIR KAGAN, Long Island sofa | ragoarts.com

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Vladimir Kagan

Long Island sofa

estimate: $3,000–5,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Corkscrew chairs, pair | ragoarts.com

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Vladimir Kagan

Corkscrew chairs, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

Auction Results Vladimir Kagan

VLADIMIR KAGAN, Extension dining table, model 6705 | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Extension dining table, model 6705

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,105
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Shield back dining chairs model VK 103, set of six | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Shield back dining chairs model VK 103, set of six

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,125
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Multi-position Reclining chair, model VK100 | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Multi-position Reclining chair, model VK100

estimate: $6,500–9,500
VLADIMIR KAGAN, table lamp | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

table lamp

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,328
VLADIMIR KAGAN, desk | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

desk

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $5,938
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Glass Top Extension dining table, model 6705 | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Glass Top Extension dining table, model 6705

estimate: $3,000–5,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Limbus dining chairs, set of six | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Limbus dining chairs, set of six

estimate: $3,000–5,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Omnibus illuminating sofa | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Omnibus illuminating sofa

estimate: $1,500–2,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Floating Seat and Back sofa | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Floating Seat and Back sofa

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $14,300
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Serpentine sofa | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Serpentine sofa

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $11,250
VLADIMIR KAGAN, swivel-top side table | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

swivel-top side table

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,408
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Tri-symmetric dining table, model 414 | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Tri-symmetric dining table, model 414

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,500
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Omnibus sectional | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Omnibus sectional

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,850
VLADIMIR KAGAN, armchair, model 175A | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

armchair, model 175A

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $960
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Cantilevered occasional table, model 578 | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Cantilevered occasional table, model 578

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $10,625
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Wing lounge chair | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Wing lounge chair

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,450
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Contour lounge chair and ottoman | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Contour lounge chair and ottoman

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $20,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Rocking chair | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Rocking chair

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $11,875
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Contour loveseat/sofa | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Contour loveseat/sofa

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $11,250
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Contour lounge chair | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Contour lounge chair

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,750
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Early Cabinet | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Early Cabinet

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $4,688
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Custom sofa | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Custom sofa

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $25,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Large Serpentine sofa | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Large Serpentine sofa

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $16,250
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Floating Seat and Back sofa | ragoarts.com

Vladimir Kagan

Floating Seat and Back sofa

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $17,500