Vladimir Kagan was born in Worms, Germany in 1927. His earliest focus in art was on painting and sculpture and later evolved to spotlight architecture and design.
After coming to the United States in 1938, he studied Architecture at Columbia University and in 1947 joined his father, Illi Kagan, a master cabinetmaker, to work in his woodworking shop where he learned furniture making from the ground up. Connoisseurs and museums are avidly collecting his designs today and Kagan’s furniture is in private collections worldwide. His prize-winning designs have been published in books and magazines internationally. Vladimir Kagan passed away in 2016 leaving a void in the design community, but an incredibly rich legacy behind.