Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Chairs in Ivory Brazilian Cowhide
As you can see with this one of a kind, Kagan's work commands the eye with its freshness, energy, sensuality, and wit. We completely restored the foam structure of each chair and meticulously upholstered in ivory cowhide. The Nautilus chairs have a return-to-center swivel mechanism which makes them perfect seats for a conversation.
About 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. 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.' 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."
37" W x 37" D x 27" H
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