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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 Walnut Dowel Bench for Glenn of California, c1950s
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Stunning long and low walnut dowel bench designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California c1950s. All original condition with a wonderful patina and great lines. Legs unscrew for ea...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Walnut

Geometric Coffee Table by Milo Baughman for Directional
By Milo Baughman
Located in Denton, TX
Beautiful 1970s Geometric Bronze finish base with glass. Glass top is 47.75" Diameter and the base is 33.75" b...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Steel

Milo Baughman Chrome & Cane Square Tub Chair Blue Rust Fabric 1438 Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Rosewood and Brass Highboy Dresser
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Morgan, UT
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin rosewood and brass five drawer highboy Thayer Coggin, USA 1970s Measures: 36 Wide x 18 Deep x 43.25 High Mid-Century Modern rosewood five dra...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Brass

Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Chrome
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
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

Round Rosewood and Chrome Lamp Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Providence, RI
Round rosewood and chrome lamp / end table, designed by Milo Baughman, circa 1978. Beautifully figured rosewood top. Table stands 19 3/4" tall x 27" in diameter.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Steel

1970’s Milo Baughman Burlwood Credenza
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Richly grained burl wood veneered credenza by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Circa 1970’s. White painted interior. On chromed steel base. The exterior is in good condition, with mi...
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1970s American Vintage Milo Baughman

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Burl

  • 1970’s Milo Baughman Burlwood Credenza
  • 1970’s Milo Baughman Burlwood Credenza
  • 1970’s Milo Baughman Burlwood Credenza
  • 1970’s Milo Baughman Burlwood Credenza
H 34.5 in. W 72 in. D 18 in.
Milo Baughman Swivel Tub Arm Chair in COM
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
A swivel tub chair with brass base by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Offered with re-upholstery in COM (Client's On Material) or COL (Client's On Leather), USA, circa 1970. You ...
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1970s 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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