New to Design? Here's the lowdown on the Designers and Barnebys favorite lots from the sale.

Vladimir Kagan, born Germany, 1927 studied architecture at Columbia University following a move to the United States in 1938. On completing his studies at Columbia he worked in his father's wood shop and learnt to craft furniture. In the 194os he went on to open a shop in New York and his client list included Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney, and Gary Cooper.

VLADIMIR KAGAN. 'SNAIL' COFFEE TABLE. ESTIMATE: $1000 - 1500. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions VLADIMIR KAGAN. 'SNAIL' COFFEE TABLE. ESTIMATE: $1000 - 1500. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions

 

Karl Springer, also born in Germany, emigrated to New York in the 1950s to work as a bookbinder, but found his strength in covering decorative objects in animal skins using the skills he learnt while working at Lord & Taylor.

GOATSKIN GAME TABLE, MANNER OF KARL SPRINGER. ESTIMATE: $1000 - 1500. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions GOATSKIN GAME TABLE, MANNER OF KARL SPRINGER. ESTIMATE: $1000 - 1500. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions

 

Edward Wormley began his career in Design at Marshall Field's design studio in Chicago. He then went on to work for Dunbar, who produced hand-made pieces during a time when production line manufacturing was increasing. In the 1940s he opened an office in New York, going on to produce the "Precedent" collection for the Drexel Furniture Company. His work was featured in Playboy in 1961.

WORMY CHESTNUT SIDE/END TABLE. ESTIMATE: $500 - 750. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions WORMY CHESTNUT SIDE/END TABLE. ESTIMATE: $500 - 750. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions

 

T.H Robsjohn,  born Robsjohn, was born in London and studied architecture at London University before he went on to work as an art director for a motion picture studio.

In the mid 1920s he took on a role as a salesman dealing Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture. His clients included Elizabeth Arden and Neiman Marcus. By the 1930s he opened a premise on Madison Avenue, New York with his Designs which juxtapose Grecian and Art Deco design.

He designed the homes of Alfred A. Knopf, Doris Duke, and Thelma Chrysler Foy.

T.H. ROBSJOHN-GIBBINGS SOFA. ESTIMATE: $3500 - 4500. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions T.H. ROBSJOHN-GIBBINGS SOFA. ESTIMATE: $3500 - 4500. Photo via Palm Beach Modern Auctions

 

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