Born in Germany in 1927, Vladimir Kagan emigrated to the United States in 1938. He studied Architecture at Columbia University before joining his father, a master cabinetmaker, to apprentice in his woodworking shop and learn the essentials of furniture design from the ground up.
In 1948 he opened his first shop in New York, where the Kagan name quickly became synonymous with undulating, sinuous lines and superior craftsmanship.
After a prolific career spanning nearly 70 years, Vladimir passed away in April of 2016. At 88 years old, he remained an active part of his company, debuting a new design the evening before he passed.
Vladimir’s legacy is far reaching and will continue to be felt for decades to come.