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Milo Baughman Ivory / Beige Shelter Sofa (Pair Available; Priced Individually)
By Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Milo Baughman shelter sofas designed in 1970. Pair available and priced individually. Designer sofas that check lots of boxes: stylish to gaze upon, yet perfect for lounging, napping...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Matching Storage Ottomans for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A hard to find Baughman shelter sofa with two matching storage ottomans, this sofa draws it's name for it cozy intimate sheltering feel with wall designed back and arms, six small th...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Stunning Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa w Down Pillows- Very Comfortable
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Hudson, NY
Really great Milo Baughman "Shelter" sofa. This piece is stunning in scale and so comfortable. The upholstery is in good condition. Measures: H 38 in. x W 88 in. x D 44 in.      
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

Early Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa in Chocolate Brown Velour Midcentury Mod
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Hudson, NY
Really great early version of Milo Baughman "Shelter" sofa on brass casters. This piece is stunning in scale and so comfortable. Upholstery is original and not perfect, but definitel...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Rare High Back Shelter Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Wayne, NJ
Rare high back shelter sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa with Ottomans
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A rare Milo Baughman shelter sofa with four loose back cushions and two matching ottomans on casters. Reupholstered in the past with a celery, off-white and light butter tone in a cr...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Sofas

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H 40 in. W 85.75 in. D 35 in.
Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
High walled sofa with pair of ottomans. Sofa is upholstered with new foam and pincore cushion in Holly Hunt Great Plains fabric "Truth be Told" with 6 down filled pillows upholstered...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
H 39 in. W 84 in. D 45 in.
Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in East Hampton, NY
Shelter sofa and ottomans by Thayer Coggin for Milo Baughman... ready for a second life with your own new upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s American Sofas

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Mohair, Wood

  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
  • Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa and Ottomans
H 38 in. W 88 in. D 44 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Shelter Sofa Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Shelter sofa by Milo Baughman, 1973. Rare sofa, with high back and arms. Classic and modern with tufting. Has one matching ottoman with storage for pillows.              
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Vintage 1970s American Sofas

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Fabric

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Shelter Sofa with Treasure Chest Ottomans
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
This seldom seen vintage Thayer Coggin Shelter Sofa designed by Milo Baughman still retains its original Jack Lenor Larsen velvet upholstery and includes the original throw pillows a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Milo Shelter For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the milo shelter you’re looking for. A milo shelter — often made from fabric, upholstery and brass — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the milo shelter you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A milo shelter, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Milo Shelter?

Prices for a milo shelter start at $20 and top out at $18,000 with the average selling for $5,350.

milo-baughman Biography and Important Works

Milo Baughman was one of the most agile and adept modern American furniture designers of the late 20th century. A prolific lecturer and writer on the benefits of good design — he taught for years at Brigham Young University — Baughman (whose often-scrambled surname is pronounced BAWF-man) focused almost exclusively on residential furnishings, having a particular talent for lounge chairs, perhaps the most sociable piece of furniture.

Like his fellow adoptive Californians Charles and Ray Eames, Baughman’s furniture has a relaxed and breezy air. Baughman was famously opposed to ostentatious and idiosyncratic designs that were made to excite attention. While many of his chair designs are enlivened by such effects as tufted upholstery, Baughman tended to let his materials carry the aesthetic weight, most often relying on chair and table frames made of sturdy and sleek flat-bar chromed metal, and chairs, tables and cabinets finished with highly-figured wood veneers.

Like his colleagues Karl Springer and the multifarious Pierre Cardin, Baughman’s designs are emblematic of the 1970s: sleek, sure and scintillating. As you will see from the furniture presented on 1stDibs, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

Finding the Right Sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for antique, new or vintage sofas, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness. 

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of antique, new and vintage sofas on 1stDibs.