Vladimir Kagan is one of the 20th century's pre-eminent modern furniture designers. His iconic designs, spanning the forties, fifties, and sixties have become pillars of mid-century modernity. Kagan was born in Germany but emigrated to the United States at a young age. He was artistic from his childhood, but in his formative years became exceedingly attracted to architecture and design, and went on to study architecture at Columbia University. Later, he joined his father in his woodworking shop to learn the art of furniture making. He began designing furniture in 1946, and by the early 1950s, his innovative designs were making an impact on the American furniture market, transforming it with his sculptured pieces. Kagan's designs spearhead projects for hotels, homes, furniture and textiles. Part James Bond, part Jetsons, his pieces are just as well suited to a gallery as they are to a home. Kagan pieces are unmistakably unique and superbly elegant. Private collectors of his work include Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Frank Sinatra, Isaac Stern, and David Lynch. Haute Living is extremely proud to be the exclusive Chicago distributor of Vladimir Kagan's designs.
Read more about the brand here, or read an interview with Vladimir Kagan here. To see the designs in space, visit our Vladimir Kagan Design News post.