Vladimir Kagan Serpentine Sofa in Pink
Vladimir Kagan, serpentine sofa, pink faux suede, chrome, United States, 1960s
This serpentine sofa by Vladimir Kagan is The sofa has a sculptural beauty thanks to its clarity and biomorphic shape. In Kagans own words 'one form leads to the next', meaning that Kagan's way of designing was intuitive and this means that the piece has a natural presence, as if it was formed by nature itself. Besides this effortless grace, the sofa is also glamorous and luxurious, traits that belong to Kagan's oeuvre as much as the subtle, natural traits. This particular sofa features two round pedestals, chrome-plated covers and a chrome centre support. The sofa is upholstered in a pink suede type fabric that is in good condition.
Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) born in Germany, grew up in the United States where his father opened a cabinet shop. Later, Kagan joined the family business. Here the designer experiments with organically sculpted wood in works that become the hallmarks of his career. Kagan himself explains that his father always said 'measure three times and cut once' whereas Kagan did exactly the opposite. He also believed that there was no way that ratio could replace dumb luck. Kagan's furniture has the extraordinary ability to completely change the landscape of the room even it is with one single object. Kagan's work looks truly original, even up to today.