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Milo Baughman

American, 1923-2003

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, such as chairs, sofas and benches. He had 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. He 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 seating 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 for the likes of Drexel Furniture, Glenn of California and — for five decades — Thayer Coggin are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

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Iconic Designs from Milo Baughman
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Case Sofa
Case Sofa
Archie Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Archie Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Drum Side Table
Drum Side Table
Milo Baughman for Drexel Perspective Mindoro and Leather Desk
By Milo Baughman, Drexel
Located in Miami, FL
A stunning example of the rare Mid-Century Modern floating top desk from the Perspective collection Milo Baughman designed for Drexel in 1951. Of gleaming and exotic Mindoro wood imp...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Copper

Rosewood Top Chrome Base Curved Shape Milo Baughman Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rosewood top chrome base curved shape Milo Baughman coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Chrome

Wonderful 3 Piece Milo Baughman Circular Sofa Sectional Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful 3 Piece Milo Baughman circular sectional sofa. We love these large circular sofas by Milo Baughman. This one features 2 armed sections measuring 24"t x 84"w x 34"d each and...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Upholstery, Wood

Brushed Stainless Steel and Marble Drum Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brushed stainless steel and marble drum table by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This piece is in excellent condition. From the estate of the late great composer Gary Geld. This i...
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1970s American Vintage Milo Baughman

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Belgian Black Marble, Stainless Steel

Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Chrome
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Cantilevered lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Very good vintage condition. Measures: Front of seat height 16.75" Back of seat height 15".
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Scoop Chairs in Holly Hunt Performance Fabric
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
A great looking pair of scoop lounge chairs by Milo Baughman. Newly upholstered in a Holly Hunt performance weave.     
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Chrome

Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin Chrome X Base and Glass Dining Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin dining table. Amazing double X-chromed steel base. Original 1/2 inch glass top. The base measures 55.75" x 26" x 27.75" high.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

Pair of Mid Century Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Scoop Chairs W/ Chrome Bases
By Milo Baughman
Located in Asheville, NC
Pair of Mid-Century Modern scoop chairs on thin chrome bases by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The previous owners had these recently reupholstered in a soft olive green upholstery...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

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Milo Baughman furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Milo Baughman is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Milo Baughman collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 668 vintage editions of these items, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Milo Baughman was created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Knoll, Herman Miller and Edward Wormley. Prices for Milo Baughman furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $350 and tops out at $42,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,188 on average.

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