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Vladimir Kagan was by far one of the masters of American mid-century design, spending almost 70 years designing and producing modern furniture with his signature curves. His death last week at the age of 88 ends an era of design brilliance that saw him still designing and launching new work with Ralph Pucci as recently as the week of his death. Take a look back at the legend’s most iconic pieces, along with some of our favorites:

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Vladimir-Kagan-2a-rocking-chair

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Vladimir-Kagan-4-chair

Vladimir-Kagan-5-contour-chaise

Vladimir-Kagan-6-chair

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.