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Fantastic Sectional Omnibus Sofa by Vladimir Kagan

$24,000per set

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The sectional sofa with Lucite supporting legs features three units, a right arm section, a middle corner return and an ottoman. Plush cushions and all upholstered body. One of the iconic design by Vladimir Kagan in the 1970s disco era. The sofa has been completely restored with new foam and re-upholstered in a ultra luxury all wool pinstripe fabric by Designtex England. It has a versatile configuration with the ottoman functions as an extension of the chaise lounge or an coffee table. The size of each section is the following: the armed section is 52 W x 32 D x 26 H; the corner unit is 58 W x 58 D x 26 hand the ottoman is 32 W x 32 D x 19 H.

Details

  • Creator
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer)
  • Design
    Omnibus IOmnibus Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Width: 110 in. (279.4 cm)Depth: 90 in. (228.6 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Completely restored with new lux density foam and new wool designtex fabric, only some fine scratches on the lucite base, not readily visible.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU94509719493

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Vladimir Kagan

The pioneers of modern furniture design in America in the mid-20th century all had their moments of flamboyance: Charles and Ray Eames produced the startling, biomorphic La Chaise; George Nelson’s firm created the Marshmallow sofa; Edward Wormley had his decadent Listen to Me chaise. But no designer of the day steadily offered works with more verve and dynamism than Vladimir Kagan. While others, it seems, designed with suburban households in mind, Kagan aimed to suit the tastes of young, sophisticated city-dwellers. With signature designs that feature sleekly curved frames and others that have dramatic out-thrust legs, Kagan made furniture sexy.

Kagan’s father was a Russian master cabinetmaker who took his family first to Germany (where Vladimir was born) and then to New York in 1938. After studying architecture at Columbia University, Kagan opened a design firm at age 22 and immediately made a splash with his long, low and sinuous Serpentine sofa. Furniture lines such as the Tri-symmetric group of glass-topped, three-legged tables and the vivacious Contours chairs soon followed.

Kagan’s choices of form and materials evolved through subsequent decades, embracing lucite, aluminum and burl-wood veneers. By the late 1960s, Kagan was designing austere, asymmetrical cabinets and his Omnibus group of modular sofas and chairs. For all his aesthetic élan, Kagan said that throughout his career, his touchstone was comfort. “A lot of modern furniture was not comfortable. And so comfort is: form follows function. The function was to make it comfortable,” he once commented. “I created what I called vessels for the human body.”

A diverse group of bodies have made themselves at home with Kagan designs. Among the famous names who commissioned and collected his designs are Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Andy Warhol, David Lynch, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and firms such as Gucci and Giorgio Armani. His work is in numerous museum collections, including those of the Victoria & Albert and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Because of its idiosyncrasy, Kagan’s work did not lend itself to mass-production. Kagan never signed on with any of the major furniture-making corporations, and examples of his designs are relatively rare. As you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, even decades after their conception, Kagan pieces still command the eye, with their freshness, energy, sensuality and wit.

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