Stunning serpentine 'Cloud' sofa designed by the late Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1970s. The sofa features Kagan's signature Serpentine design, with sensuous curves that are both elegant and functional.
Kagan, inspired by his early 1950s Kagan-Dreyfuss 'Serpentine' sofa and his later 'Shorty' sofa, designed his popular and classic always-in-demand 'Cloud' sofa for Directional Furniture with all of its sensuous Post-Modern curves and signature lucite bar fitted between two cylindrical bases. This sofa is in the style with the more in-demand 'center back' vs the style which has the 'wrap around arm'.
Vladimir Kagan was a master of modern design, and his work has been highly sought after for decades. Original Directional labels remain attached underneath.
This Vladimir Kagan for Directional curved Cloud sofa would work great in a Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office.
This incredible sofa has a Lucite center foot and is upholstered in boucle fabric.
USA; wood, upholstery, Lucite
Dimensions: 27.75”H x 39"W (largest part) x 95"L
Seat depth: 21” (smallest part)
If you want to see it or have any questions, text Nicole (619) 300-3551
About the Designer:
Vladimir Kagan 1927–2016
"Vladimir Kagan was an illustrious American furniture designer whose historic career spanned nearly 65 years. Born in Germany in 1927, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1938 fleeing from the rise of the Nazi regime. He studied architecture at Columbia and later apprenticed with his father, a master cabinetmaker, in his woodworking shop. In 1949, Kagan opened his own shop in New York, shortly thereafter releasing his first furniture collection, receiving the Museum of Modern Art, New York Good Design Award for his wrought-iron chair. His work is well-known for its avant-garde craftsmanship combined with comfort and functionality. The sensuous, organic forms take on human-like characteristics through exaggerated, curved lines. Kagan’s designs are produced with varying materials including brass, acrylic, aluminum and, most notably, wood.
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."
Quoted form Rago Auctions