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Milo Baughman Furniture

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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Creator: Milo Baughman
Dealer: Metro Retro Furniture MCM Furniture
Eight High Back Leather and Chrome Chairs Designed by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
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. Measures: Heig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Milo Baughman Furniture

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Chrome

Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Five Piece Sectional
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern five piece sectional designed by Milo Baughman and made by Thayer Coggin. There are four seating sections plus additional section with white laminate top side ta...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Fabric, Laminate

Vintage Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Rosewood Wardrobe
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin rosewood wardrobe armoire 1970 design Rosewood composition with gold brass trim (Two) regular drawers, (tw...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Furniture

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Rosewood

Vintage Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Lounge Chair and Ottoman Rare 70s lounge chair and ottoman. Fiberglass back and base with matching ottoman rai...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Composition

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 Furniture

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome Milo Baughman Three-Piece Sectional
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Thayer Coggin Milo Baughman 8 ft vintage Milo Baughman three-piece sectional Large sectional Thayer Coggin sofa that was purchased in the late 1970s from the old Robert...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Furniture

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Leather

Vintage Mid-Century Barrel Swivel Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Milo Baughman Milo Ray Baughman, Jr., was one of the leading modern furniture designers of the second half of the 20th century. His uniquely American designs were forward-thinking...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage Dark Brown Patina Leather Scoop Chair by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage Mid Century Modern scoop chair by Milo Baughman. Comes upholstered in dark brown leather with a beautiful patina. Firmly tufte...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Iron

Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Console Sofa Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern console or sofa table designed by Milo Baughman and made by Thayer Coggin. A chrome base with oval gray laminate top.
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1970s American Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Chrome

Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Cabinet And Shelf Units
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of mid century modern furniture designed by Milo Baughman, made by Thayer Coggin: A cabinet in rosewood with two ebonized shelves and two shelf or display units with chrome re...
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1970s American Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Dining Table and Six Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern dining table and six armchairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The dining table has a chrome base and 3/4" glass top. Six armchairs with chrome fr...
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1970s North American Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Chrome

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Milo Baughman furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Milo Baughman furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Milo Baughman furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 681 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Milo Baughman were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Dunbar, Charles and Ray Eames, and Adrian Pearsall. Prices for Milo Baughman furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $380 and can go as high as $49,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,973.
Questions About Milo Baughman Furniture
  • 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 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 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 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 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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