Inspiration sometimes comes from a client’s expressed desires or from things I see around me; other times I wake up in the morning with an idea burning in my mind.

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.

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Auction Results Vladimir Kagan

VLADIMIR KAGAN, Unicorn sofa, model U 522 | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Unicorn sofa, model U 522

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $96,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Unicorn sofa, model U 522 | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Unicorn sofa, model U 522

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $90,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Unicorn sofa, model U522 | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Unicorn sofa, model U522

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $66,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, sofa | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

sofa

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $40,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Contour chairs, pair | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Contour chairs, pair

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $38,400
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Serpentine sofa | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Serpentine sofa

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $37,200
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Floating Seat and Back sofa | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Floating Seat and Back sofa

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $34,800
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Serpentine sofa | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Serpentine sofa

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $33,750
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Contour lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Contour lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $33,600
VLADIMIR KAGAN, dining chairs model 175A, set of ten | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

dining chairs model 175A, set of ten

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $33,600
VLADIMIR KAGAN, high back lounge chair | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

high back lounge chair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $32,400
VLADIMIR KAGAN, set of six Sling dining chairs, models VK101 and VK102 | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

set of six Sling dining chairs, models VK101 and VK102

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $31,200
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Contour lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Contour lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $30,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, custom library cabinet | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

custom library cabinet

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $30,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Serpentine sofa | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Serpentine sofa

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $30,000
VLADIMIR KAGAN, Floating Curve sofa | wright20.com

Vladimir Kagan

Floating Curve sofa

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $28,750