Milo Baughman (USA, 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, having 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. Baughman 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 chair 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 these pages, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

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Milo Baughman Chrome Base Curved Sofa
Foreground
Milo Baughman Chrome Base Curved Sofa
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Sofas
Chrome, Velvet
Large three-piece curved sofa with chrome plinth base by Milo Baughman. Newly reupholstered. Thayer Coggin label.
Milo Baughman Teardrop Swivel Chairs in Blue and G...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Pair of 1970s barrel-back, teardrop-shape, tilt and swivel chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin completely reupholstered and restored in Vanguard "Indigo Viking" blue velv...
Large Round Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman
Azalea Modern
Large Round Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Large round lounge chair by Milo Baughman.
Set of Six Milo Baughman Architectural Brass Dinin...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Brass
Set of six Milo Baughman dining chairs for Thayer Coggin. Most chairs marked to underside with manufacturer’s label.
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Round Chrome and ...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Glass
Classic Milo Baughman chrome and glass 36" cocktail table. 1/2 inch thick glass with mitered edge. Excellent condition.
Travertine and Faux Birds Eye Maple Credenza by Mi...
Milo Baughman, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
American Modern Credenzas
Formica, Travertine, Chrome
This incredible faux bird's-eye maple and polished chrome with a polished travertine top credenza designed in the 1980s by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Four top drawers and the fou...
Pair of Brueton 'Plaza' Lounge Chairs by Charles G...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s Streamlined Moderne Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Velvet
A pair of modernist style Charles Gibilterra 'Plaza' lounge chairs, manufactured circa 1970s by Brueton, the cushioned back and seat upholstered in tufted gray velvet, against a sloping...
Pair of Milo Baughman Brass Dining Chairs with Ori...
Milo Baughman
Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Pair of Milo Baughman brass dining chairs with original textured fabric. Refinishing and upholstery recommended, circa 1970s. Dimensions: 23" W x 20.5" D x 36" T. seat height 18".
Pair of Swivel and Tilt Lounge Chairs by Milo Baug...
Directional, Milo Baughman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric
Pair of swivel and tilt lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Directional.
Milo Baughman Sofa
Royle
Milo Baughman Sofa
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s Sofas
The sofa has been recovered in a heavy duty, high quality ultra suede fabric. Its pure white but easy to clean. The steel encasement has been nickel-plated.
Parsons Style Olivewood Dinning Table Designed by ...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Tables
Wood
A Parsons style olivewood dining table designed by Milo Baughman. The table has 22" wide leaves.
Pair of Milo Baughman Chrome Armchairs
Again & Again
Pair of Milo Baughman Chrome Armchairs
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Milo Baughman chrome armchairs. The upholstery needs cleaning and can be use as is. The chrome is in excellent vintage condition with minimal surface wear. Dimensions: 26" W...
Luxe Pair of Milo Baughman Curved-Back Swivel Chai...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Velvet
A pair of Mid-Century Milo Baughman curved-back swivel chairs in gauffrage silver-blue crocodile patterned velvet. Upholstered swivel bases give these armchairs a seamless, uniform look...
Milo Baughman Swivel Chairs
Modern Drama
Milo Baughman Swivel Chairs
Milo Baughman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Walnut
Pair of swivel chairs by Milo Baughman. Newly upholstered in taupe velvet over refinished walnut bases.
Pair of Milo Baughman "Cube" Chairs with Chromed M...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Leather
A pair of vintage "cube" chairs in good condition. Leather cushioned on a chromed metal "T-back" frame. They have been re-upholstered in beige leather, though one of the chairs has a sm...
Monumental Milo Baughman White Lacquered Cork Floo...
Milo Baughman
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Cork, Lacquer
Milo Baughman floor lamp of lacquered cork, a very special lamp with terrific proportions and huge spheres for on/off pulls. While the lamp does not include a *shade, we mocked one up i...
Sleek Rosewood and Chrome Desk by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman
Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks
Chrome, Rosewood
A very sleek three-drawer chrome with rosewood top desk by Milo Baughman, France.
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Illuminate...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Glass, Wood
A corner stone in Milo Baughman philosophy of design included creating a look that was uncompromisingly modern yet never violating the timeless standards of Classic style. This pair of ...
Milo Baughman X-Base Chrome Stool
Revival
Milo Baughman X-Base Chrome Stool
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
A classic flatbar Milo Baughman chrome stool for Thayer Cogin. Heavy well made and meticulously crafted. The stool retains its original velvet upholstery which still looks great. Bec...
Milo Baughman for DIA Chrome Chippendale, Set of E...
Milo Baughman, DIA - Design Institute America
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome, Fabric
Classic in design yet very hip and now, this set of eight Milo Baughman for DIA chrome upholstered "Chippendale" or faux bamboo armchairs would look luxe with just about any type of din...
Petite Slipper Chair by Milo Baughman
Solo Modern
Petite Slipper Chair by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Slipper Chairs
Rosewood veneer disc base with a tilt and swivel mechanism. Original canary yellow vinyl upholstery.
Milo Baughman Rosewood Bookcase
Grinard Collection
Milo Baughman Rosewood Bookcase
John Stuart, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Chrome, Rosewood, Wood
Milo Baughman rosewood bookcase, with chrome surround and hardware, the upper case fitted with three shelves. The lower case with three beautifully figured long drawers. Measures: 84 ½"...
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Credenza Buffet Sideboard
Classic Modern Design
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Credenza Buffet Sideboard
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Credenza Buffet Sideboard
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Dining Table
Classic Modern Design
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Dining Table
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Milo Baughman burl wood dining table with two 18.25" leaves that store beneath. It is 72" long without the leaves. Leg height clearance is 26 7/8". 12" deep on the side and 15" deep on ...
Pair of Milo Baughman Cantilever Club Chairs
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Chrome, Upholstery
The pair of Milo Baughman cantilever club chairs, each one of typical cube form, newly upholstered.
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Dining Table
Classic Modern Design
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Dining Table
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Milo Baughman burl wood dining table with two additional leaves. Each leaf is 18" so will add to the tables deminsion of 70 1/8" long. The table has a sheen to it, so showing alot of gl...
Milo Baughman Vintage Mid-Century Chrome, Glass an...
Milo Baughman, DIA - Design Institute America
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables
Chrome, Glass, Wicker, Wood
From the unparalleled design genius Milo Baughman comes this unusual combination of chrome and wicker, proving that a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll is still fr...
Milo Baughman for DIA Chrome Slat Bench
Motley
Milo Baughman for DIA Chrome Slat Bench
Milo Baughman, DIA - Design Institute America
Vintage 1970s American Benches
Chrome
Vintage chrome bench by Milo Baughman for the Design Institute of America in great vintage condition. Has light wear on the top surface. Retains DIA sticker.
Chrome and Glass Game Dining Table and Four Chrome...
Milo Baughman, DIA - Design Institute America, Robert Kjer Jakobsen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables
Acrylic, Chrome, Glass, Upholstery
Offered is a stunning yet playful glass and chrome "Chippendale" game breakfast dining table with four chrome, Lucite and yellow leather directors chairs by Mid-Century modernist, Milo ...
Set of Six Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
Las Venus by Kenneth Clark
Set of Six Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
Milo Baughman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Chrome, Fabric
Very handsome set of six Milo Baughman dining chairs crisply tailored in espresso brown velvet with button less biscuit tufting on the backs.
Set of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel Chai...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Brass, Mohair
Set of two swivel chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, USA, circa 1970s. Reupholstered in mohair and brass base. Measures: 30 ½" H x 27 ¾" W x 30" D x seat 18...
Three Milo Baughman Occasional Dining Chairs
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs
A handsome architectural design. They've been reupholstered with an elegant mohair fabric. The original labels have been reattached. One chair is lighter than the other two, having a...
Tete-a-tete by Milo Baughman for Directional
Wright Now
Tete-a-tete by Milo Baughman for Directional
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Settees
Foam, Upholstery
One arm is fixed and the other is on a swivel allowing the piece to function as a settee or a tete-a-tete. Upholstered in a linen fabric by Lulu DK.
Beautiful Pair of Burlwood Nightstands by Milo Bau...
Milo Baughman
Late 20th Century American Modern Night Stands
Burl
A beautiful pair of burl wood nightstands or end tables by Milo Baughman, circa 1970. Good condition with age appropriate wear.  
Beautifully Designed Brass Bar or Tea Cart by Milo...
Milo Baughman
Late 20th Century American Modern Bar Carts
Brass, Glass
A beautifully designed two-tier brass and glass bar or tea cart by Milo Baughman, circa 1970. Good condition with age appropriate wear.
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Midcentury Barrel-...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Pair of vintage modern swivel chairs by Milo Baughman, with chrome-plated base. Nice swivel action, round tub style form and curved arms. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - w...
Milo Baughman Swivel Chairs for Directional
Milo Baughman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
Pair of swivel chairs by Milo Baughman for Directional Furniture. Fully restored. Refinished walnut bases with new charcoal velvet upholstery.
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Cantilever...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome, Fabric, Upholstery
A stunning and vibrant pair of highly desirable barrel lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The original tufted wine-colored woven upholstery covers the back of the rou...
*ON SALE* Floating Cube Chairs by Milo Baughman fo...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Upholstery
Meticulously and expertly restored in a soft and luxurious chenille, this pair of grey cube chairs attributed to Milo Baughman is ready to be placed into any high end home, office or st...
Set of Six Brass and Orange Chenille Dining Chairs...
Milo Baughman, DIA - Design Institute America
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Brass, Fabric
Stunning orange chenille velvet and shiny brass dining chairs by Milo Baughman for DIA scream high modern glamour. Offered are two end chairs with arms and four side chairs. We sell the...
Modernist Geometric Brass Diamond Shaped Étagère...
Milo Baughman
Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Aluminum, Glass
Diamonds are a girl's and guy's best friend! On offer is a stunning brass anodized aluminum diamond shaped étagère with four "floating" glass shelves. The strong sculptural design len...
Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass & Glass Dining T...
Milo Baughman, DIA - Design Institute America
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Smoked Glass
Modern drama with shiny brass and smoked glass, this dining table made by Milo Baughman for Design Institute America would be the focal point of any dining room. This table would look f...
Milo Baughman Console
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Milo Baughman Console
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Brass, Chrome, Glass
Lavish Mid-Century Modern signed Milo Baughman console designed for Thayer Coggin. This stunning piece is equipped with brass, chrome and a glass top.
Milo Baughman Floating Lounge Chair and Ottoman in...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Faux Leather
Sleek lounge chair and ottoman designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin in 1972, originally purchased at Bloomingdale's. Chair comprises a highly geometric frame in chromed steel tha...
Large Tufted Swivel Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Large tufted swivel lounge chair by Milo Baughman. Chair sits on a walnut swivel base.
Pair of Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs on Casters New...
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Brass, Fabric, Wood
Offered are a pair of sleek Milo Baughman lounge chairs on brass casters, newly upholstered in platinum gray subtle corded velvet made from eco-conscious bamboo fabric.
Milo Baughman Modern Burl Wood Credenza Cabinet
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Burl wood modern credenza.
Set of Eight Milo Baughman Chrome and Cane Back Di...
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Fabric
This amazing set of eight Milo Baughman chrome and cane dining chairs have recently been reupholstered in a "Maharam" icy blue fabric with silver metallic fleck that pairs nicely with t...
Pair of Reclining Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Brass, Upholstery, Wood
Pair of reclining lounge, cube chairs by Milo Baughman. Upholstered and on casters. Measures (as shown) 29.5" W x 29.5"H x 33"D.
Milo Baughman Sofa
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Milo Baughman Sofa
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Spectacular Milo Baughman serpentine sectional sofa. curved forms. Entirely upholstered in white cloud fabric. Original vintage piece, 1960.
Pair of Wide Swivel Chairs by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Club Chairs
Super cool pair of swivel chairs. Modern and elegant chrome bases. Beautiful low profile.
1970s Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa
Patina Decor
1970s Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Gorgeous and super comfortable sofa designed by Milo Baughman, circa 1970. Side flat bar chromed steel legs floats the eight foot long seating area. Upholstered in lush neutral (oatme...
Very Rare Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Scoop So...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
Early Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin sofa. Sofa has elegant curved lines which nicely contrast the dramatic splayed teak legs. Sofa is in all original condition and needs to be reuphol...
Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel Chairs on Chrome Pede...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs
Chrome, Upholstery
A pair of circa 1970s barrel back swivel chairs by designer Milo Baughman, each entirely upholstered in the original beautifully patterned fabric, on pedestal bases in chrome over steel...
Small Walnut Credenza by Milo Baughman for Glenn o...
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century Credenzas
A very simple and refined design by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. This piece uses beautifully grained walnut throughout. The interior features four orange faced drawers on the ...
Exotic Mixed Woods Dining Table by Milo Baughman f...
Directional, Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Rosewood, Wood, Chrome
This beautifully restored dining table from Milo Baughman for Directional features strips of highly grained woods in various finishes creating contrasting lines for a spectacular effect...
Milo Baughman Bookmatched Walnut Asian Style Low C...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
Milo Baughman bookmatched walnut Asian style low cocktail table. Classic modernist design. Amazing veneers, simple and elegant design.
Milo Baughman X-Base Campaign Desk in Black Lacque...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
A black lacquered two-drawer Campaign desk with polished nickel X-shaped base by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Minimalistic top handsomely evokes a reposed monolith from 2001: A S...
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Side Chair...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
A pair of iconic Milo Baughman Mid-Century Modern side chairs with tubular chrome base and original upholstered seat and back.
1970s Milo Baughman Corduroy Settee Sofa
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1970s Milo Baughman Corduroy Settee Sofa
Milo Baughman
20th Century American Modern Settees
This 1970s settee sofa is by Milo Baughman. It is of modest size and height, and has a simple box frame and four removal cushions. The arms and back are at the same level, creating a sm...