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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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Case Sofa
Case Sofa
Archie Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Archie Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Drum Side Table
Drum Side Table
Early Four Seater Sofa Designed by Milo Baughman for James, Inc. Mid-Century
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Early labelled Milo Bauhgman for James Inc. 4 seater sofa. This sofa is a super early sofa designed by Mr Baughman and does need to be reupholstered. We love the classic sleek line...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Milo Baughman. Manufacturer: James Inc. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, fabric. Condition: This Milo Baughman lounge chair is in very good origi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Fabric, Walnut

  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc
H 33.25 in. W 27 in. D 33.5 in.
Three Piece Tambour Cabinet by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of three walnut cabinets by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. Larger cabinet (64.75") has two tambour doors concealing a set of original orange lacquered drawers and one a...
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1950s Vintage Milo Baughman

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Chrome & Cane Square Tub Chair Blue Rust Fabric 1438 Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning vintage chrome and cane square tub chair with blue & rust fabric Model #1438 designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is v...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

Mid Century Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Modern Burl Wood Credenza Buffet
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
A stunning credenza / cabinet by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1970’s. This exquisite piece features a beautiful burl wood finish with a simple chrome base and modern profil...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman For Directional King Size Walnut Headboard
By Milo Baughman
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid Century Modern walnut and ebonized wood king size headboard by Milo Baughman. Fitted brackets for a steel bed frame. Very nice condition. Dimensions: 3" depth x 78" W x 45" H.
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20th Century North American Modern Milo Baughman

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Walnut

Milo Baughman + Jack Lenor Larsen, Archie Lounge Chair, All Original Velvet
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Decatur, GA
Milo Baughman + Jack Lenor Larsen - All Original - Unique on the Market Archie high back lounge chair in sculpted solid American black walnut and all original Jack Lenor Larsen velv...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Velvet, Walnut

Milo Baughman Rosewood and Brass Floating Desk for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Milo Baughman Manufacturer: Thayer Coggin. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Rosewood, brass. Condition: This Milo Baughman rosewood and brass floating...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Brass

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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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