The Statement of Vladimir Kagan. From apprentice to the creator.
Kagan’s legacy it’s an inspiration to the work of many interior designers.
Design Gallerist is proud to show you a lit bit of Kagan’s work and how his design is so exclusive.
Born in Worms, Germany in 1927, Vladimir Kagan came to the United States in 1938. His earliest focus was on painting and sculpture but in his formative years, he became exceedingly attracted to architecture and design. He studied Architecture at Columbia University and in 1947 joined his father, Illi Kagan, a master cabinetmaker, to work in his woodworking shop and learn furniture making from the ground up.
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His iconic designs are defined by their sensuous curves and sculptural beauty. Early commissions included the Delegate’s Cocktail Lounges for the first United Nations Headquarters in Lake Success N.Y. His clients were luminaries in the world of art, theater, music and industry. They included Marilyn Monroe, Xavier Cugat, Lily Pons, and Gary Cooper; Sherman Fairchild of Fairchild Aviation, Walt Disney, General Electric, Monsanto, General Motors, Prudential Insurance, and the Government of Venezuela.
Vladimir Kagan was an example of a lifetime creation, building his career with figures like his father and Hugo Dreyfuss and working for amazing and exclusive clients.
A recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the American Society of Furniture Designers, an inductee into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, as well as a creator with more than 70 years of amazing design under his belt.
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In 2016 Vladimir Kagan passed away at his home in Palm Beach, FL. Leaving his legacy to generations to come.
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