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Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Cloud Sofa Upholstered in Heavy Boucle

$18,800
$23,50020% Off

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This Vladimir Kagan sofa is absolutely stunning! With Kagan's furniture having more curves than Beyonce and the class and sophistication of the queen, it’s obvious why Vladimir Kagan furniture is always in demand. This show-stopping Kagan sofa is not only a visual feast, it's incredibly comfortable and the heavily textured boucle fabric is sumptuously soft and luxurious. Clearly labeled "Directional" on the underside, and has the staple acrylic leg down the middle. We also have the original PO / receipt for this sofa. This sofa would look incredible paired with more Vladimir Kagan furniture, or furniture of similar style like Karl Springer etc. This set is truly stunning and would effortlessly bring a taste of chic modernism to any Mid-Century Modern, modern, Hollywood Regency or contemporary environment.

Details

  • Creator
    Vladimir Kagan (Designer),Directional (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 96 in. (243.84 cm)Depth: 52 in. (132.08 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1990s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. This piece has been masterfully reupholstered in thick boucle.
  • Seller Location
    Tempe, AZ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1139220657202

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    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day 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 these pages, even decades after their conception, Kagan pieces still command the eye, with their freshness, energy, sensuality and wit.

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