Vladimir KaganA Lifetime of Avant-Garde Design
By Vladimir Kagan
Furniture Design / Interior Design
252 Pages / Over 250 Photographs
Pointed Leaf Press is pleased to announce that we have published an updated edition of The Complete Kagan: Vladimir Kagan, A Lifetime of Avant Garde Design in a larger format with exciting revisions that includes a Foreword by renowned-architect, Zaha Hadid, and Kagan’s impressive new work over the last decade. Since 2004, Kagan’s international reach has grown by leaps and bounds, in showrooms in France and Italy, and with commissions for high-end interiors by some of the world’s leading architects and interior designers. Beginning with his childhood in Germany and his family’s escape from Nazi power, Kagan chronicles his rise to become one of America’s most celebrated designers. Combining sophisticated aesthetic with comfort and modernistic sensibility are the hallmark of his enduring career.
About the Author
Vladimir Kagan (born 29 August 1927) is an American furniture designer. He was inducted in the Interior Designer Hall of Fame in 2009, 62 years after he started designing and producing furniture. His Mid-century modern furniture with “Sinuous wooden frame characteristics” has a modern feel making it relevant for times to come. His style, inspired by everything from antiques and nature to the Bauhaus, emphasizes comfort and functionality.
Why We Published This
“It is the perfect time to celebrate Vladimir Kagan’s influential new work. His new custom designs are transformative and the new installations – documented in striking contemporary interiors – will make the book – the only one that documents in detail the designer’s amazing career – a must-have for young and seasoned designers alike. It will also offer a sneak peek into Kagan’s foray into architecture!”
– Suzanne Slesin, Publisher and Editorial Director, Pointed Leaf Press