The Contours

Vladimir Kagan's sexiest chair

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Above: A pair of Contour chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan and first produced by Kagan-Dreyfuss, New York in 1953. Photo: Phillips

Vladimir Kagan’s sculpted ‘Contour’ series of furniture was first produced in 1953 by Kagan-Dreyfuss – a New York-based company founded by Hugo Dreyfuss and Vladimir Kagan in 1950 – and remains one of the most sensual pieces of Modern American furniture ever created. With fluid, curvilinear styling the Contours series seems eschews the notion of design mandates and problem solving and simply exists to look good. But it does more than look good, the scene-stealing Contour chair is also quite comfortable and found early fans with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Lily Pons, and Gary Cooper. More than 60 years after it was produced the chair is still in production today. Here are a few of the Vladimir Kagan’s sexy Contour chairs.

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A young Vladimir Kagan in a ‘Two Position’ Contour rocker. Photo: vladimirkagan.com

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A Contour chaise in this 1956 Vogue Magazine photo by Karen Radkai.

 

A few of the variations of Vladimir Kagan’s Contour series of chairs. Click on Image for full view.

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The Contour chair designed by Vladimir Kagan and first produced by Kagan-Dreyfuss, New York in 1953.

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Such a sweet man, I had the pleasure of meeting him when sold his daughters jewelry.