Vladimir Kagan was one of the most successful US interior designers. Born in 1926, Vladimir Kagan lives an era of great innovations in the field of plastic arts: 8000 kilometers away, in Germany, develops one of the most innovative modern currents of the century, the Staatlitches Bauhaus (better known as Bauhaus), a reference point for avant-garde movements in the field of design and architecture, and a source of great inspiration for Vladimir Kagan.
Vladimir Kagan in the 1940s
From the ideas of the German current, Vladimir Kagan realizes his creations following a natural principle of functionality and harmony; Vladimir Kagan prefers the use of natural materials, such as wood, or artificial, such as glass and plastic, creating objects endowed with particular beauty of design, rationality, and which convey sensations of lightness and transparency.
To this attention to detail and attention to the quality of materials, many of Vladimir Kagan's creations are characterized by biomorphism that, recalling organic forms of plants or animals, are curvilinear, decorative, romantic and sensual.
"Mobility and flexibility" are the two key concepts on which the brilliant intuitions of Vladimir Kagan move. Furnishings with soft and sinuous curves and organic shapes are an invitation to experiment and fully enjoy the tactility of Vladimir Kagan's furniture.
The beautiful creations of Vladimir Kagan had a rapid success since their first appearance, in 1949 with the Serpentine model sofa, so that many Hollywood stars of the time, including Marilyn Monroe and Gary Cooper, chose Vladimir Kagan’s furniture for the house. Nowadays, the furnishing accessories of Vladimir Kagan are used by many institutional offices and public offices, such as Walt Disney, General Motors and others.
Vladimir Kagan's sofas:
As the first child of Vladimir Kagan’s creativity, the Serpentine sofa is the most iconic model of the production of the American master. The sensuality of the soft and curvilinear forms and the absence of armrests suggest a feeling of comfort and freedom, a reference to a rational sexuality hidden in the care of every detail.
Vladimir Kagan's chaise longue:
The Vladimir Kagan’s chaise longue are unique objects with a great functionality: they represent the compromise between geometric purity and bodyiness, an excellence of comfort, the pure temple of relax.
Vladimir Kagan's coffee tables:
The coffee tables by Vladimir Kagan reflect the prerequisites that the American designer was looking for in indoor furniture: lightness and transparency. The use of materials such as glass and wood, combined with a soft design create delicate sensations that are almost empty and contrasting between the body and the abstract.
Vladimir Kagan represents modernity and passion for art that takes shape in creations that are always unique, surprising, and able to stimulate our senses, and at the same time capable to not lose their functionality and practicality.