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Vladimir Kagan: A Life of Design
Vladimir Kagan: A Life of Design
About the film

This portrait of Vladimir Kagan–noted furniture designer, sculptor, and writer, documents his creative process, from initial drawings and design ideas through the creation of the Gigi and Gabriella chairs. His long career and continued inventiveness from the late forties to 2016 had a seminal influence on Twentieth Century design. Checkerboard interviewed Kagan in his New York and Nantucket homes, as well as in his Clifton factory, and in conversation with early and contemporary clients who have collected and lived with his designs during the past sixty years. His love of life and his never-ending curiosity define his approach to a life of design and leave an indelible mark on this film.

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