Iconic Vladimir Kagan ‘Serpentine’ Sofa in White Upholstery


Vladimir Kagan, sofa model ‘Serpentine’, fabric, lacquered wood, United States, design 1950s

This sofa is designed by Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) and clearly expresses his characteristic curvaceous shapes that he implemented into many of his designs. The seating area and the backrest are organically shaped and together with the absence of strict angles, the sofa attains a sculptural expression. Therefore, this sofa can be placed in the middle of the room or away from the wall, creating a lively and dynamic flow in the room. Furthermore, the grand size of the sofa underlines the distinctive style and invites the user to lounge and relax.

Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016) was born in Germany and grew up in the United States where his father opened a cabinet shop. Later, Kagan joined the family business. Here the designer experimented with organically sculpted wood in works that became the hallmarks of his career. Kagan himself explained that his father always said 'measure three times and cut once' whereas Kagan did exactly the opposite. He also believed that there was no way that ratio could replace dumb luck. Kagan's furniture has the extraordinary ability to completely change the landscape of the room, even with a single object.

Please note that the depicted photographs show an example of the way this item can be tailored to specific wishes of our clients. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts to discuss your wishes regarding upholstery and finishing. Your special requests can be realized by the experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. The price listed is including labour in our atelier, and excluding fabric costs.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Vladimir Kagan (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 31.89 in. Width 139.77 in. Depth 64.97 in. Seat Height 15.75 in.
  • dimensions Height 81 cm Width 355 cm Depth 165 cm Seat Height 40 cm
  • material Fabric Wood
  • origin United States
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50115054