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Vladimir Kagan for Directional 3-Piece Serpentine Sectional

$15,000per set

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Note: This sectional will need to be reupholstered. Although this sectional will need to be recovered, it's still one of the best designs from Designer, Vladimir Kagan. The curved lines of this piece are exceptional. This is a very rare sofa and deserves to be given a second life. Structurally, this piece is in very good condition. Again, will need to be recovered. Piece is tagged/labeled and dated, May 6, 1987. Measures: 129" across 83" deep if placed against a wall 15.5" seat height 22" shallow seat depth 37" deepest seat depth.

Details

  • Creator
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer),Directional (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 129 in. (327.66 cm)Depth: 83 in. (210.82 cm)Seat Height: 15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1987
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Southampton, NJ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: mark1stDibs: LU1566220504022

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    Ships From: Harrisburg, PA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Serpentine Sofa

Designed by Vladimir Kagan
The voluptuous contours of Vladimir Kagan’s (1927–2016) 1950 Serpentine sofa were designed to bring people together. The S-shaped piece provided both flexible group seating on an armless form as well as a focal point for mid-century entertaining. Unlike most sofas, this one was not designed to be pushed against a wall. Also, people were not supposed to sit on the Serpentine in a row. Rather, the sofa presided over the center of the room as a swoosh of plush seating. The original design included casters so it could easily be maneuvered around for a party or to provide a better view of new art on the walls. Born in Germany, Kagan’s interest in furniture began with his father, a Russian master cabinetmaker. Following the rise of the Nazis, a young Kagan immigrated to the United States in 1938 and shortly thereafter enrolled as an architecture student at Columbia University. Nearly 15 years later, Kagan opened his first furniture company. His concept of modern living was featured in the furniture designs at the Monsanto House of the Future, which was on view at Disneyland from 1957 to 1967. Upholstered in inviting materials, such as seductively hued velvet and Alcantara, Kagan’s furniture demonstrated how modernism could be beguiling even while breaking with the rigid norms of the past. Reflecting the biomorphic shapes in art and sculpture that such creators as Isamu Noguchi promoted as well as celebrating Scandinavian design, each piece was made for both comfort and form in its organic shape. 
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