Design Vladimir Kagan6910
- Classic but not static, the Erica Chaise was first designed in 1969 and named after Kagan’s wife, needlework maven Erica Wilson. Just like the dynamic woman who inspired it, this design has evolved for the contemporary aesthetic.
- Available on the original “floating” Lucite base or a hand-carved walnut option, the pitch of the chaise is ideal for lounging, reading, or watching TV as sculpted upholstery cradles the back and supports the head for effortless comfort.
- Whether placed in a cozy corner or silhouetted against a dramatic view, the Erica Chaise makes any space feel like home.
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.