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Glenn of California Seating

Credited for being at the forefront of the West Coast modernist design movement, Glenn of California introduced a relaxed, breezy and elegant style to postwar America. The company was based in Arcadia, California, a city situated near Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It specialized in the production of easily accessible and reasonably affordable furnishings that included credenzas, chairs, cabinets, tables and more.

However, it wasn’t until Glenn of California hired the prolific American furniture designer Milo Baughman that the company made a name for itself in the annals of American mid-century modern design. Baughman prioritized function — he worked with simple forms and often used sleek, flat-bar chromed metal and natural materials such as walnut in his pieces.

Glenn of California marketed Baughman’s designs along with those of unsung Swedish architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman in their successful California Modern collection. The first woman to receive an award from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design, Magnusson Grossman drew on her Scandinavian heritage to create iconic homes as well as furnishings for Glenn and other companies that helped define mid-century-era Southern California. The furniture she and Baughman designed became known for its laid-back Los Angeles style and thoughtful integration of walnut, iron and Formica.

In addition to employing the talents of Baughman and Magnusson Grossman, Glenn of California collaborated with several other notable and influential designers. These included Stanley Young, Kipp Stewart, John Kapel and Paul Laszlo. Laszlo, an American-Hungarian architect, interior designer and furniture designer, was well-regarded among Hollywood’s elite and designed pieces for Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck and Elizabeth Taylor.

While the company is no longer in business, vintage Glenn of California furniture remains highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts.

Discover a range of vintage Glenn of California dressers, dining tables, chairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Glenn of California
Milo Baughman Dowel Bench for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A multifunctional piece designed in the 1950s by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. Most commonly seen as a bench, the piece has a walnut frame that tapers towards each end with ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Birch, Walnut

Paul Láslzó Bench in Mahogany and Cane
By Paul Laszlo, Glenn of California
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul László for Glenn of California, bench or sofa, mahogany, cane, United States, 1950 This sofa or bench, a creation of Paul László, contains a well-preserved caned back and seat....
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Cane, Mahogany

Milo Baughman, Bench, Walnut, USA, 1950s
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in High Point, NC
A walnut bench designed by Milo Baughman and produced by Glenn of California, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Walnut

Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dining Chairs by John Kapel
By John Kapel, Glenn of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Vintage Condition Dimensions: 39.50”H x 23”W x 18”D Seat Height 18”
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Fabric, Walnut

Milo Baughman, Bench, Walnut, USA, 1950s
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in High Point, NC
A walnut bench designed by Milo Baughman and produced by Glenn of California, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Walnut

Set 6 Modernist Dining Chairs by Greta Grossman for Gleen of California
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Glenn of California
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set 6 Modernist Dining Chairs by Greta Grossman for Gleen of California Spectacular set of six dining chairs by Greta Magnusson Grossman. She received the Good Design award from the ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Walnut Dining Chairs by Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning mid-century walnut dining chairs designed by architect and furniture designer Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California, in the United States, circa 1950’s. These exquisite ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Leather, Bouclé, Walnut

Superb Midcentury Set of Four Dining Chairs Greta Magnusson Grossman
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Pierre Chapo, Gio Ponti, Glenn of California
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Spectacular set of four dining chairs by Greta Magnusson Grossman. She received the Good Design award from the Museum of Modern Art, New York for this chair design and we can see why...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glenn of California Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Paul Laszlo Cane Bench for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare museum grade bench by Paul Laszlo for Glenn of California, c.1950s. The bench features an oiled mahogany frame with newly woven cane seat and back. The woven seat lays atop the ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Cane, Mahogany

Set of Six '6' Dining Chairs by Greta Grossman for Glenn of California, c. 1954
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Glenn of California
Located in Deland, FL
Designed by the seminal Greta Magnusson-Grossman this set of six dining chairs built by Glenn of California are the archetypal example of the early American Modern movement. An icon ...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Mid Century Long Dowel Bench
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Mid Century Long Dowel Bench This bench measures: 81 wide x 18 deep x 11 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Wood

Set of Four Greta Grossman Walnut Dining by Glenn of California
By Greta Magnusson Grossman, Glenn of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a restored set of four walnut dining chairs by Greta Grossman for Glenn of California. Also shown and sold separately is an expanding round dining table by Grossman. This it...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Seating

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Walnut

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By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
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Glenn Of California seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Glenn of California seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Glenn of California seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Glenn of California were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Brown Saltman, Monteverdi-Young, and Weiman/Warren Lloyd. Prices for Glenn of California seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,895 and can go as high as $26,800, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,000.
Questions About Glenn of California Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The California dial likely originated in the 1930s because Californians loved mixing Roman and Arabic numbers. However, the style grew in popularity in the 1970s when refinisher Kirk Rich was tasked with creating California dial watch faces. You’ll find a range of California dial watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A California watch dial is a clock face featuring half Roman numerals (generally for 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock) and half Arabic numerals (generally for 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock). A dash might replace the hours of 3, 6, and 9 — instead of the comparatively unexciting numerical representation — and an inverted triangle might be used to represent the hour of 12. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique, modern and contemporary watches.

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