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.
As a designer, Victoria Hagan’s most important considerations are suitability and the close connection of an interior to its location. “When I first begin a project I look to the views and the process begins.” She searches for beauty to combine contemporary and traditional elements into a timeless environment.
Victoria Hagan 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 in 1985, 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, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Elle Décor, Vogue, Veranda, W, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, and House Beautiful. Vogue exclaimed that she defies the old school implications of the term ‘lady decorator.’
In December 2004, Victoria Hagan was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. In addition, she has been awarded many of the country’s top design honors, including Architectural Digest’s “Top 100”.
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Victoria Hagan currently serves on the school’s Board of Governors. She is a frequent guest speaker on design issues throughout the country, and is featured in a number of
international design books.
Victoria’s first book, “Victoria Hagan Interior Portraits”, was published by Rizzoli in October 2010.
Victoria Hagan Home Collection
NEW AMERICAN CLASSICS
“I strive for graphic, elegant and appropriate interiors,” says designer Victoria Hagan. It’s a deceptively simple approach to design that Hagan has developed over the years and one that translates gracefully to Victoria Hagan Home Collection, her successful line of furniture, fabric and accessories.
Texture, color, and strong silhouettes are Hagan’s established trademarks. Far from being drawn to any particular period or style, her work is known for its versatility. “The beauty is in the mix” serves as her mantra. That same perspective distinguishes her growing collections. Dubbed “new American classics,” these collections include over forty pieces of furniture, innovative fabrics and home accessories.
All of these represent a fresh approach with a strong nod to the past. Hagan notes, “form, shape and material, and how these relate to one another, are the essence of good design.” It is a view that becomes quickly apparent in the way a richly finished coffee table anchors a room or the curves of a studded wing chair claim the space around it. “My work never has been about dictating one particular style. I’m open to nearly all periods,” she states. Victoria Hagan Home Collection reflects that accessibility and was designed to work within the context of any well-designed interior.
These collections are also centered on the belief that there is elegance to everyday living, and what these collections may do best is celebrate this happy paradox. “So much of today’s lifestyle is about family, friends and gathering,” observes the designer. “These collections are from the heart. They come from my understanding of the home and what types of furniture work best with the kinds of lifestyles people tend to enjoy today. “What these collections ultimately give you,” – says Hagan, “are the easy pieces you need to make a room great.”