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Mid-Century Vladimir Kagan Aquamarin Wool Mohair Organic Serpentine Sofa

$23,654.61

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Stunning gorgeous elegant and very stylish Serpentine sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan in 1950. This beauty was made in the 1980s and has been re-upholstered a few years with this fabulous aquamarin wool mohair. Please note that aquamarin is one of the most difficult colors to capture on photo so the color might differ slightly from the actual color but please trust me, the sofa is breathtaking. Serpentine sofa by German-born American Vladimir Kagan. Manufactured for Club House Italia as part of their New York collection. Kagan has made himself a name through his extravagant designs, taking a turn in modernism into the direction of biomorphic and flowing shapes. This is perfected in his most famous designs, the serpentine sofa and the curvilinear rocking chairs. He attracted early attention in 1940s New York, with high-profile clients like Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper and Andy Warhol. His furniture’s are traded worldwide as high quality collector's items. The sofa will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport organized by us is wooden crate included.

Details

  • Creator
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 113.39 in. (288 cm)Depth: 46.46 in. (118 cm)Seat Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been re-upholstered 4 years ago.
  • Seller Location
    Weesp, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1464222743072

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    Ships From: Weesp, Netherlands
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    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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