Barrel Chair

Barrel Chair

Barrel Chair

Barrel Chair

Barrel Chair

  • Kagan’s first signature design, the Barrel Chair was introduced in 1947, inspired by the rounded frames of zeppelins he observed during his early childhood in Germany.
  • An 8-way tied spring seat and sculpted upholstery on the back create a “so good it has to be handmade” feel.
  • The classic silhouette has refined details emblematic of Kagan’s early work, including the voluptuous curves and option of sculpted legs or a metal swivel base.
Vladimir Kagan

Designer

Vladimir Kagan

Vladimir Kagan pioneered the enduring voice of midcentury modern design. A designer of not simply furniture but what he called “vessels to hold the human body,” Kagan joined the portfolio in 2016, personally entrusting his legacy to HOLLY HUNT. Kagan’s designs radiate his vitality and passion for discovery. Born in Worms, Germany in 1927, he emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 11, just before the dawn of WWII. From his father’s repeated admonishment “Ehre das Handwerk!” (“Honor the handcraft!”), Vladimir inherited an appreciation of artisan skill which, combined with his innovative design sensibility, was key to his success.

Dimensions & Details

Made to Order

Customizable options across size, material or finish - 10 to 12 weeks
Maple or Walnut Legs with Upholstery
Overall Dimensions
30.0w | 33.0d | 30.0h in (76.0w | 84.0d | 76.0h cm)
Seat Height
17.0 in (43.0 cm)
Seat Depth
23.5 in (60.0 cm)
Arm Height
23.0 in (58.0 cm)
Finish
Maple Ebony | Maple Natural | Walnut Ebony | Walnut Natural
Metal Swivel Base with Upholstery
Overall Dimensions
30.0w | 33.0d | 30.0h in (76.0w | 84.0d | 76.0h cm)
Seat Height
17.0 in (43.0 cm)
Seat Depth
23.5 in (60.0 cm)
Arm Height
23.0 in (58.0 cm)
Finish
Antique Brass | Polished Brass | Polished Nickel

Notes

Walnut

Walnut Natural
Walnut Natural
Walnut Ebony
Walnut Ebony

Maple

Maple Natural
Maple Natural
Maple Ebony
Maple Ebony

Metal

Polished Nickel
Polished Nickel

Metal Veneer

Polished Brass
Polished Brass