NEW YORK • Furniture designer Vladimir Kagan never ran out of creative fuel and he was still at work on new projects when he died in April at 88.
Now, Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York is presenting three of his final designs at its Manhattan gallery.
Named Annecy, after one of the designer's granddaughters, the collection includes a wall-mounted console, a sofa and a coffee table that were produced by the gallery's workshop in France.
"We wanted him to express himself without the constraints" of manufacturing cost, said Mr Julien Lombrail, a founder of Carpenters Workshop Gallery. "They're functional sculptures."
The console (about US$62,000 or S$85,900) is formed by a swish of patinated aluminium that appears to peel off the wall.
The upholstered sofa (about US$85,000) and bronze table (about US$76,000) curve towards each other "like a man and woman protecting each other", Mr Lombrail said.
"This was a tribute to Erica," he said, referring to Kagan's wife, Erica Wilson, who died in 2011.
The exhibition is on until Oct 29.