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Vladimir Kagan

(United States, 1927-2016)
Estimate
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
6 820 - 9 090 EUR
7 140 - 9 520 USD
Hammer price
105 000 SEK
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Vladimir Kagan
(United States, 1927-2016)

a "Serpentine" sofa with ottoman, New York Collection (Club House Italia), Italy post 1999.

Sculptural form, chrome plated base, upholstered in velvet, ottoman label marked KAGAN NEW YORK COLLECTION. Sofa length 280 cm, depth 110 cm, height 70 cm. Ottoman diameter 130 cm.

Minor wear.

Literature

Vladimir Kagan, "Vladimir Kagan: A Lifetime of Avant-Garde Design", Pointed Leaf Press 2022, p. 162.

More information

Designed ca. 1950. Reissued in 1999 by Club House Italia as the Kagan New York Collection.

Designer

Vladimir Kagan was an American furniture designer. Born in Germany, Kagan emigrated to the United States in 1938 where he graduated from New York's School of Industrial Art in 1946, where he was an architecture major and then went on to study architecture at Columbia University. After graduation he began to work alongside his father, a master cabinet maker, in his woodworking shop to learn the craft of furniture making. Opening his first shop in New York in 1948 and by 1950 moving to the fashionable 59th Street, Kagan’s clients included celebrities of the arts, music and theatre worlds as well as hot shots of the industry.He was inducted in the Interior Designer Hall of Fame in 2009.

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