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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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$4,166
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Iconic Designs from Milo Baughman
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Milo Baughman Case Sofa
Milo Baughman Case Sofa
Archie Lounge Chair Ottoman
Archie Lounge Chair Ottoman
Milo Baughman 1423 16 Drum Side Table
Milo Baughman 1423 16 Drum Side Table
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 Thayer Coggin Vintage Modern Queen Rosewood Brass Plate Headboard
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Beautiful vintage modern queen headboard by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Comprised of gorgeous rosewood veneer and brass plated steel bands. Gorgeous condition, keeping in mind t...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Steel, Brass

Milo Baughman Upholstered and Chrome Dining Chairs for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A set of four high back dining chairs upholstered in a dark chocolate brown velvet having chromed squared box tube framed bases. A comfortable chair that has a rich look and feel the...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Upholstery

Milo Baughman Walnut and Maple Long Bench for Glenn
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Milo Baughman for Glenn of California maple and walnut dowel low profile longer coffee table or bench. Featuring a rectangular walnut frame with maple dowels. Designed in 1955 an ear...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Maple, Walnut

Milo Baughman Sofa on Lucite Base
By Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
This amazing 2 piece sofa floats on a lucite base. It’s not only a great design, its very comfortable as well. Although the fabric is in good condition it could be modernized.
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1970s Vintage Milo Baughman

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Fabric

  • Milo Baughman Sofa on Lucite Base
  • Milo Baughman Sofa on Lucite Base
  • Milo Baughman Sofa on Lucite Base
  • Milo Baughman Sofa on Lucite Base
H 30 in. W 168 in. D 34 in.
Milo Baughman Swivel Tub Arm Chair in COM
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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

Milo Baughman Leather Lounge Chair for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Milo Baughman. Manufacturer: Thayer Coggin. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, Leather. Condition: This Milo Baughman leather lounge chair for Tha...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Leather, Walnut

Set of Eight High Back Leather and Chrome Chairs Designed by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of Eight Thin Series Dining Chairs designed by Milo Baughman. Upholstered in a soft black leather over a tubular chromed base, these chairs are the epitome of elegance. Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Chrome

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Milo Baughman Case Sofa
Milo Baughman Case Sofa
Average Price
$11,700
Number Available
5
Milo Baughman Case Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Materials
Metal, Wood, Chrome, Fabric, Burl, Rosewood
Styles
Mid Century Modern
American furniture designer Milo Baughman (1923–2003) conceived the Case sofa sometime during the 1960s, when designers and manufacturers were still experimenting with technologies and materials that had been developed during World War II. From the aircraft industry, molded plastics and aluminum became viable new options, while the Chrysler Corporation introduced spot-welding techniques for joining wood to rubber, metal and plastic. Baughman, who was born in Goodland, Kansas, but spent his fo...
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Archie Lounge Chair Ottoman
Archie Lounge Chair Ottoman
Average Price
$4,775
Number Available
2
Archie Lounge Chair Ottoman
By Milo Baughman
Materials
Fabric, Walnut, Wood, Velvet
Styles
Mid Century Modern
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Milo Baughman 1423 16 Drum Side Table
Milo Baughman 1423 16 Drum Side Table
Average Price
$2,450
Number Available
1
Milo Baughman 1423 16 Drum Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Materials
Belgian Black Marble, Marble, Metal, Stainless Steel, Stone
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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.
Questions About Milo Baughman
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Milo Baughman was an American furniture designer whose pieces helped define the trends of the 1970s. His style features sleek, simple lines with little ornamentation. In addition to creating furniture, Baughman taught design at Brigham Young University. Find a collection of Milo Baughman on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Milo Baughman designed furniture for Thayer Coggin from 1953 to 2003. The brand produced most pieces from their joint collection in High Point, North Carolina, and the range includes a variety of chairs, sofas and tables. You'll find a collection of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Milo Baughman, say "MY-low BA-mun." The "GH" in his surname is silent. Baughman was born in 1923 in Goodland, Kansas, but he soon moved to California, the state that served as his home throughout much of his life. Shop a large selection of Milo Baughman furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Milo Baughman designed for many companies over the course of his life. Some of the companies the American designer worked for include Arch Gordon, Directional Furniture, Drexel, George Kovacs, Glenn of California, The Inco Company, Mode Furniture, Murray Furniture of Winchendon and Pacific Iron. You'll find a collection of Milo Baughman furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether Milo Baughman recliners are comfortable or not is largely a matter of personal perception. However, creating furniture that was as functional as it was fashionable was his main goal. You can see this reflected in the ample padding, supportive lines and carefully selected upholstery of his recliners. Shop a range of Milo Baughman recliners on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How best to identify Milo Baughman furniture depends on the piece. Lounge chairs and sofas often feature a flat metal bar frame, and his tables tend to show off clean, simple lines. The backs of Baughman's pieces make the same visual impression as the fronts because he believed that furniture should be pleasing to the eye when viewed from any angle. Find a large selection of expertly vetted Milo Baughman furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Milo Baughman took special care to make sure his chairs looked just as good from the back as they do from the front. You can spot a real Milo Baughman chair by checking out the trademark flat bar metal frames on the chairs and sofas. Shop a collection of Milo Baughman pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Milo Baughman made chairs out of a variety of materials. Many of his pieces feature metal bar frames fashioned out of chrome, brass or stainless steel. Milo Baughman chairs often have leather upholstery. However, you may also find reupholstered pieces clad in various fabrics. Shop a large selection of Milo Baughman chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    One way to know if a piece of furniture is a Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin is to consult the visual catalog of his pieces on the Thayer Coggin official website. Many of the chairs he produced for the brand feature metal bar or pedestal bases. In addition, he created many drum tables for Thayer Coggin. You'll find a large collection of expertly vetted Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin pieces on 1stDibs.

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