Vladimir Kagan for Dreyfuss Reclining ‘Contour’ Lounge Chair in Green Upholstery

$36,000.00 USD

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Vladimir Kagan for Dreyfuss, 'Contour' chair model VK 100, teak, green fabric, United States, 1950s  

This lounge chair by Kagan is sculptural and delicate. The frame is executed in teak, carved and detailed in an exquisite manner. The back legs are long and protrude elegantly outwards. There are several versions of the ‘Contour’ chair by Kagan. As Kagan explains himself, the chairs are designed in an organic manner. One form leads to the next. This particular version features a pull-out foot rest that is hidden in the seat when not in use. The seat itself can be adjusted in its angle to that the lounge chair transforms into a chaise longue.

Please note that the shown upholstery is an example of how the chair could look like.

Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) was born in Germany and grew up in the United States where his father opened a cabinet shop. Later, Kagan joined the family business. Here the designer experimented with organically sculpted wood in works that become the hallmarks of his career. Kagan himself explains that his father always said 'measure three times and cut once' whereas Kagan did exactly the opposite. He also believed that there was no way that ratio could replace dumb luck. Kagan's furniture has the extraordinary ability to completely change the landscape of the room even it is with one single object.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Vladimir Kagan (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1950s
  • Dimensions Height 102 cm Width 63 cm Depth 130 cm Seat Height 40 cm
  • Dimensions Height 40.16 in. Width 24.81 in. Depth 51.19 in. Seat Height 15.75 in.
  • Materials and Techniques Fabric Teak
  • Period 1950-1959
  • Place of Origin United States
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)