Author(s): Vladimir Kagan
Drawing from more than sixty years of personal and professional archives, award-winning and internationally renowned furniture designer Vladimir Kagan writes an autobiography that embodies the history of modern design in the twentieth century. Beginning with his childhood in Germany and his family's escape from Nazi power, he chronicles his rise to become one of America's most celebrated designers. Comfort, practicality and an often idiosyncratic modernist sensibility are the hallmarks of his enduring career, which is also noted for organic, sometimes modular and always stylish pieces that have, in the last decade, experienced a major renaissance, influencing a new generation of furniture and product designers. This is the first complete compendium of Kagan's life and work and includes dozens of never-before-published photographs and sketches.