(1927 - 2016)
Vladimir Kagan was active/lived in New York. Vladimir Kagan is known for leading edge furniture design, biomorphic, serpentine shapes.
Biography Vladimir Kagan
Following is The New York Times obituary of Vladimir Kagan.
Vladimir Kagan, Designer Whose Furniture Evoked Sensuality, Dies at 88
By Jacob Bernstein, April 12, 2016
In the hotelier André Balazs’s office in Lower Manhattan, in front of his industrial-looking Charlotte Perriand desk, sits a Vladimir Kagan chair. Upholstered in green leather, it has been used for all the usual purposes, from making phone calls to firing off emails.
Yet Mr. Balazs does not talk about it as if it were any chair. He refers to its “sensuously curved legs” and how sitting in it is like “being enveloped by a nymph.”
“Try not to make me sound dirty,” he said. “But I think that with good furniture, if it doesn’t at some point ma
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