Victoria Hagan has long been respected for the intelligent integration of architecture and interior design. Her design philosophy features a refined use of materials, sophisticated color, and strong silhouettes. Based in New York City, Victoria Hagan’s 26-person firm works on luxury residences throughout the country, providing a full range of interior design and renovation services, all bearing her signature classic American style. “I have always believed that design is about the unexpected. Design is about using your imagination to create special environments to live in and enjoy,” Hagan observes.
Since founding her firm over 20 years ago, Victoria has designed an extensive number of versatile projects throughout the country, from the most elegant urban residences to casual weekend retreats, noted residential developments, and innovative corporate interiors.
Soon after Victoria began her career, The New York Times described her work as “the most cerebral, the one bound to be influential,” and she continues to be a major force in the design community. She is continually featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, W, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Traditional Home, In Style and Interior Design. Vogue exclaimed that she defies the old-school implications of the term ‘lady decorator.’
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Victoria currently serves on the school’s Board of Governors. She recently endowed a scholarship for the newly formed MFA program in Interior Design. Victoria is a frequent guest speaker on design issues throughout the country, and Rizzoli recently published her first book, Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits.
VICTORIA HAGAN: INTERIOR PORTRAITS
The first book to survey the work of this iconic designer, known for her serene “new American classic” look. One of today’s most influential designers, Victoria Hagan exploded onto the scene in 1988 when New York magazine devoted the cover of its design issue to one of her rooms. Since then she has become renowned for her intelligent integration of architectural and interior design, her refined use of materials, her sophisticated color palette, and her strong silhouettes. Always looking to the view, Hagan effortlessly makes a close connection of interior spaces to the surrounding landscape. The houses profiled—ranging from elegant urban residences to casual weekend retreats—reveal Hagan’s unerring attention to what Proust called “the unexpected detail,” which makes her interiors beautiful as well as timeless. Throughout, Hagan discourses on the spirit of cherished objects—a print of birds in flight, a vintage star-shaped mirror, or a chair with an unusual silhouette—that add soul and modernity. With stunning photography and personal insights into Hagan’s design philosophy, Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits is an artful and inspiring collection of this design superstar’s oeuvre.
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