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Vladimir Kagan was an industrial designer of furniture. Vladimir Kagan was born in Worms, Germany in the year 1927.The family emigrated to the United States in 1938 due to the rise of the Nazis.

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Kagan attended a high school in Manhattan that focused on industrial design. Kagan remained in Manhattan where he attended college at Columbia University. Whilst at Columbia he studied architecture.

In this clip a great interview with Vladimir Kagan talking about his influence in the world of design:

Kagan was inducted into the Interior Designer Hall of Fame.

The artist designed furniture for important buildings including the United Nations.

Vladimir Kagan passed away after having a heart attack in April 2016. He was 88 years of age.

Kagan was renown among celebrities and famous well known people. Collectors include Marylin Monroe, Gary Cooper, and the Walt Disney Company.

Below a link to the website of the artist:


Vladimir Kagan is a wonderful example of modern design. His chairs and tables have very modern lines, not the traditional vertical lines we usually associate with furniture.