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Vladimir Kagan 4 Piece Modular Sectional Sofa, Signed

$19,900

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Offered is a custom made sectional sofa by Vladimir Kagan. This was custom ordered by the original owner at a cost of over $40k. There are four sections total. They can be arranged as pictured, or can be configured as one larger sofa and loveseat. Fully supported on Kagan’s trademark lucite bases, giving the sofa a wonderful floating appearance. Not dissimilar from his famous Omnibus designs, we personally love this design even more due to its fully floating appearance. Upholstered in a beautiful, high-end fabric by Knoll called “Rivington”. Designed by the creative director of Knoll Textiles, Dorothy Cosonas, the Rivington line was inspired by the visionary textile designer Bernat Klein. Multiple Vladimir Kagan placards are present to underside proving authenticity. This is a truly special sofa. This would be an amazing addition to any Mid-Century Modern or contemporary decor.

Details

  • Creator
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer, Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 122 in. (309.88 cm)Depth: 33 in. (83.82 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2010s
  • Condition
    This sofa is newer production and was rarely used according the original owner. There is virtually no wear or damage to speak of.
  • Seller Location
    Round Rock, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5842225238322

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Guthrie, OK
  • Return Policy

    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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