Sensationally sensual, a touch surreal— Vladimir Kagan Furniture is our version of slipping into something a bit more comfortable.
While the influence of Scandinavian masters like Arne Jacobsen is clear in Vladimir Kagan pieces, it’s Kagan’s biomorphic bent— seen in masterpieces like his Serpentine sofa— that truly defines his aesthetic. In fact, the fluid, gel-like shapes of his sofas and chairs are perhaps better likened to those designs of Isamu Noguchi—the Noguchi table being an inspired piece to pair with Kagan, by the way. Indeed, Kagan pieces sometimes have the look of a single puzzle piece, waiting to be snapped in place with another. While austere-sounding, it’s quite the opposite—rather it’s a stimulation for the senses.