Posted on Tue Feb 13 2018
Biomororphic kidney bean shaped sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, 1980s. This piece has just been newly reupholstered in a cognac leather, and is in perfect condition. Dimensions: 28" H x 86" W x 32" D Seat Height 16.5" H $4,800 About Vladimir Kagan (Designer) Few designers of the mid 20th century offered works with more verve and dynamism than Vladimir Kagan. 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. Examples of his designs are relatively rare. As you will see from this sofa, even decades after its conception, Kagan’s pieces still command the eye, with it’s energy, statement and wit.