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Contour Low back Lounge Chair


Vladimir Kagan

Contour Low back Lounge Chair


Vladimir Kagan
Counter Low Back Lounge chair and matching foot stool
A fusion of sleek design and ergonomic comfort, the Contour Lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan is a stunning contemporary chair. Coveted by many for its sculpturally expressive design, it is a true collector’s piece. It boasts a dynamic frame with arched and tapered legs shaped from solid wood. The sinuous frame sensually wraps around a pristine leather cushion. Its impeccably smooth curves and organic shapes makes this chair a stylish, yet inviting prospect in any living space.

“And so comfort is: form follows function; the function was to make it comfortable.”

Vladimir Kagan
Counter Low Back Lounge chair and matching foot stool

Celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Andy Warhol, David Lynch, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and firms such as Gucci and Giorgio Armani. have all owned pieces by Vladimir Kagan. 

On 14 October 2015, an original Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chair & Ottoman sold for £8,750 at auction by Christie’s in London. 

Kagan’s work is on display at the V&A Museum in London, Die Neue Samlung in Germany, in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Pasadena Art Institute, Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago’s Athenaeum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as in Gucci stores around the globe.

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Classic Comfort

The Contour chair was designed with the body’s natural contours in mind. It offers soft but firm back support. The individual has the optional extra of the Contour ottoman for optimal unwinding. Both the lounge chair and ottoman are padded with 150mm polyurethane foam.

Quality and Craftsmanship
Dark, strong walnut wood is handcrafted to the shape of the Contour chair. Walnut is durable and luxurious, with rich brown coloration and offers good shock resistance. Top grain Italian leather is carefully treated and stretched around the polyurethane to shape a pristine cushion without creases.
Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan was born in Germany in 1927. The son of a cabinet maker, his family emigrated to the United States in 1938. At first, Vladimir was interested in painting and sculpture but soon became attracted to architecture and design. He graduated from the School of Industrial Art in 1946, majoring in architecture. He then went on to further studies in architecture at Columbia University. In 1950 the Kagan-Dreyfuss partnership launched with a showroom in New York. Kagan also dabbled in teaching during his extended career but furniture and architecture remained his passion. He continued working and received several design and Lifetime Achievement Awards up until his death in 2016.
“I created what I called vessels for the human body.”
Vladimir Kagan
Product Literature
The finest walnut wood is cut, shaped and sanded to a smooth finish. Polyurethane is shaped into the cushion which gets upholstered in top grain Italian leather. Our reproduction of the Contour chair abides by the original specifications.
Product Materials

Frame: Walnut in natural or ebony finish 

Upholstery: Top grain Italian leather 

Cushioning: Polyurethane foam 

Product Dimensions

Height: 86cm 

Width: 76cm 


Seat height41cm 

Carrying capacity: 150kg  



Height: 38cm 

Width: 51cm 

Depth: 51cm 


Weight as shipped: 40kg

Care Instructions


Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction  of the wood grain. Clean the surface  periodically  with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture.  Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off. Make sure that your  wood furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle.  We recommend that wood  products should  not  be  exposed to intense sunlight for prolonged periods of time as  ultra-violet rays may eventually damage the finish.

Do not use an abrasive material on the  wood.


Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a colourless  eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush. 

Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather. 

Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.

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