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Vladimir Kagan for American Leather 'Zoe' Sofa Reupholstered in Bouclé, Signed

$14,000Asking Price

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This spectacular example of Vladimir Kagan design was produced by American Leather for a short time, circa early 2000's, and was just reupholstered in a gorgeous white Bouclé fabric, signed underneath with original American Leather and retailer label. Modeled after the early Kagan-Dreyfuss 'Serpentine sofa, the later 'Shorty' sofa by Vladimir Kagan Designs and the 1980s Directional 'Cloud' sofa, this 'Zoe' sofa by American Leather encapsulates all the organic form and shape as the earlier examples but with a slight modern twist. *Note, we have another matching sofa that has not been reupholstered yet but can be reupholstered in this same fabric if you wish to have a pair, or if you wish to have one reupholstered in your own choice of fabric or leather, contact us for details. These Vladimir Kagan cloud sofas are so popular today with interior designers and collectors - the demand for Kagan's designs keep growing year after year. There is something timeless about the shape and silhouette of this couch and the comfort level is through the roof. Combine this was the on-trend white boucle fabric - and this sofa is a recipe for exquisiteness. This Vladimir Kagan for American Leather curved sofa would work great in a Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. MEASUREMENTS: (overall) H 31.25" x W 92" x *D 48" Seat Height: 17" *Depth of the circular seating area on its own is 42" *Depth of the area with the seat back is approximately 38" CONDITION: Excellent reupholstered condition (mint showroom condition). Ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
    American Leather (Maker),Vladimir Kagan (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)Width: 92 in. (233.68 cm)Depth: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2000s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Excellent newly reupholstered condition, ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330222124342

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Vladimir Kagan (Designer)

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.

About the Seller
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such ...

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