While it is easy for furniture icon Vladimir Kagan to name drop clients from Andy Warhol to Angelina Jolie, when prodded, what he's most excited to talk about is design. His pieces are in the permanent collections of leading museums, including Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Kagan, who will give a talk at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End on Saturday about his 60-year career, is still designing and overseeing reissues of his designs. We asked Kagan to offer a behind-the-couch look at some of his most important pieces.
— Christopher Muther, Globe Staff