Vladimir Kagan Floating Sofa is a unique and iconic piece of furniture designed by the American furniture designer Vladimir Kagan. The sofa is known for its distinctive shape, which features a curved back and a seat that seems to be suspended in mid-air. This design element gives the sofa its name and creates a sense of weightlessness. The sofa is designed to be both comfortable and visually striking, with its unusual shape making it a focal point in any room.
The Vladimir Kagan Floating Sofa is often described as a perfect blend of form and function, as it not only looks great, but is also incredibly comfortable. The curved backrest provide support, while the suspended seat adds a level of softness and comfort. The piece is punctuated by beautiful solid walnut legs.
The Floating Sofa has become an icon of mid-century modern design and continues to be popular with collectors and design enthusiasts today. It's a testament to the enduring appeal of Vladimir Kagan's design aesthetic, which marries form and function in a way that is both visually striking and comfortable.
The Sofa has been reupholstered in Sandra Jordan Alpaca Wool. The sofa is signed by Vladimir Kagan
Vladimir Kagan 1927–2016
Over the course of his career, his work was highly sought after by celebrity clientele from Marilyn Monroe to Tom Ford, and he lent his design to projects such as Disneyland’s Monsanto House of the Future in 1964 and the Downtown Los Angeles Standard Hotel lobby redesign in 2002. Kagan lectured extensively on the history of modern furniture design at institutions including Parsons School of Design, Yale and Philadelphia University. A highly honored designer, he was elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers New York Chapter in 1990, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, and the American Society of Furniture Designers. In 2009, Kagan was inducted into the Interior Designer Hall of Fame.
Vladimir Kagan died in 2016, leaving behind an artistic legacy and lifetime of creative achievement.