Park Avenue Sofa from Holly Hunt’s Vladimir Kagan Collection
The Park Avenue Sofa, produced by Holly Hunt, is an iconic work by world-renowned furniture designer Vladimir Kagan. This graceful sofa combines aesthetics with comfort and a modern sensibility. Holly Hunt explains, “Essentially two sofas in one, the piece is elevated by a recessed wood base, and features a decorative inset that can be customized in cast metal, wood or upholstery.”
Kagan favored the curve in his work and Park Avenue Sofa is an excellent example of Kagan’s serpentine oeuvre. The inset detail looks like a glamorous tail or handwriting flourish.
Born in 1927, Kagan was raised in America after his family left Germany to escape the Nazis. His father was a cabinetmaker who built a woodworking company in America. Kagan studied architecture and design, joining his father’s company when he was twenty years old. His skills evolved and, ultimately, he created organically sculpted works in wood that became hallmarks of his career. Kagan designed furniture for many notable people, including Marilyn Monroe, Lily Pons, Xavier Cugat, and Gary Cooper.
In 1983, Holly Hunt opened her first showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. With a keen eye for detail, a passion for the arts, and an appreciation for architecture, Holly curated a global assortment of luxury furniture. Celebrated for her discerning taste in creativity, artistry, and fine materials, Hunt’s passion is to discover designers who consistently challenge the status quo.
For another totally dreamy design by Vladimir Kagan, feast your eyes on his Floating Curved Sofa.