Tri-symmetric Sculptured Table
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Although born in Germany and educated in New York, Vladimir Kagan was an enthusiastic proponent of Scandinavian design. Opening in 1950, his showroom on Fifty-seventh Street in midtown Manhattan, New York, was one of the first independent design stores to offer both furniture and interior design services in this new style.
(base): 27 9/16 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (70 x 64.8 x 64.8 cm)
(table top): 3/4 x 42 in. (1.9 x 106.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the artist
Sculpted biomorphic tripod table base (a) of walnut with metal glides supporting colorless circular glass tabletop (b). Solid tripod table base shaped like three boomerangs standing on end and joined at center curve; top end of this boomerang sculpted flat to support table top and bottom end rounded to form feet. Tabletop has slightly beveled edges.
CONDITION - Very good; crack in underside of joiner, residue of glue on underside.
Vladimir Kagan (American, born Germany, 1927-2016). Tri-symmetric Sculptured Table, ca. 1953. Walnut, glass, (base): 27 9/16 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (70 x 64.8 x 64.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 1991.255.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.255.1a-b.jpg)
overall, 1991.255.1a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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This is the "Tri-symmetric Sculptured Table" by Vladimir Kagan. It dates to around 1953. Kagan was a proponent of Scandinavian design and, in the 1950s, had his own showroom for both his designs and interior design services in New York City.