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Monday, May 13, 2013

Iconic Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa

Designed by Vladimir Kagan

Manufactured by Directional, Inc.

Beautiful Vintage Mid-Century Modern Free Form Sofa 

Unchanged from its Original Design

Every Directional Sofa is Unique and a Special Order

Classic Design and Proportions

Beautifully Curved Shape Breaks up a Room’s Hard Lines

Elegant, Sexy, Unctuous, Sweeping Lines

Original Lime-Granite Chenille Fabric

Lucite Plinth "Fin" as the Center Support

Bears Directional Label 

In Overall Excellent Original Vintage Condition

97" x 42" x 28" H

Arm Height: 25.25" / Seat Height: 17" / Seat Depth: 22"


Vladimir Kagan (born 1927 in Worms, Germany),Emigrated to the United States in 1938. Graduated from the School of Industrial Art in 1946, where he was an architecture major. Studied architecture at Columbia University. Opened his first shop in New York in 1949. 

Vladimir Kagan is one of our most enduring designers of modern furniture with a career that has spanned over sixty years. He started designing in 1946 and by the early fifties, his innovative sculptured designs created a new look in American furniture. Today, his sparkling creations are on the cutting edge of the 21st century. His designs are spearheading creative designs for hotels, furniture, textiles and home furnishings. The New York Times says: "Vladimir Kagan is one of the most important furniture designers of the 20th century. Furniture designed by him in the forties, fifties and sixties have become icons of Modernity and an obligatory reference to every designer. He is the creative grandfather of a whole new generation of designers."

His clients were luminaries in the world of art, theater, music and industry. They included Marilyn Monroe,Xavier Cougar, Lilly Pons and Gary Cooper; Sherman Fairchild of Fairchild Aviation, Walt Disney, General Electric, General Motors and the Government of Venezuela.

Connoisseurs and museums are avidly collecting his designs.Kagan's furniture is in private collections of Barbara Jacobson of the Museum of Modern Art, film director David Lynch and David Bowie, as well as the late artists Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Frank Sinatra. Vladimir Kagan is one of today's most enduring designers of modern furniture with a career that has spanned over fifty-five years.

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