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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: Again & Again
Pair of Swivel Tilt Tub Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of classic tub chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, with walnut bases that swivel and rock. Leather upholstery with fabric backs. Very good condition with very mi...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

King Size Burl Wood Headboard by Milo Baughman for Lane
By Lane Furniture, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning Vintage Mid-Century Modern king size burl wood headboard by Milo Baughman for Lane. The timeless beauty of burl wood, a naturally occurring wood pattern, and clean modernis...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Burl

Set of 10 Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful set of of 10 iconic Milo Baughman Model #1187 thin line polished stainless steel dining chairs for Thayer Coggin. Upholstered in charcoal and gray flamestitch fabric circa ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Milo Baughman Chesterfield Style Tufted Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Milo Baughman Chesterfield style tufted sofa with wood plinth base. In good vintage condition, circa 1980s Dimension: 84" long 32" deep 26"...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Furniture

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Fabric

Pair of Milo Baughman Barrel Back Club Chairs by Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Wonderful vintage chrome “Barrel” lounge chairs attributed to Milo Baughman, circa 1970s. The chairs are seated on a chrome base that wraps around the chair, giving an illusion that ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Burl Wood Nightstands by Milo Baughman for Lane
By Lane Furniture, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning Vintage Mid-Century Modern pair of burl wood nightstands by Milo Baughman for Lane. The timeless beauty of burl wood, a naturally occurring wood pattern, and clean modernis...
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1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Burl

Pair of Milo Baughman Recliner 74 Lounge Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of chic and comfortable recliners from Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, featuring streamlined silhouettes with elegantly shaped solid walnut frames. These recliners offer three stages of comfort and go from upright to feet up to full recline with a slight seated push. The long back rest provides excellent support and gives the chair its regal, throne look. The angle between the back rest and the seat pan does not change, the seat leans back as a whole. In order to provide the absolute heights of comfort and relaxation, the retractable foot rest protrudes from under the chair. The Milo Baughman Recliner 74...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman Burlwood Parsons Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Large scale 1970s burlwood coffee table designed by Milo Baughman. Great proportions and a very timeless design. Great details like the thick and rich veneer. Table is sturdy and in ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Wood, Burl

Set of 6 Chrome Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous seventies design by the iconic Milo Baughman, showcasing the elegant juxtaposition of chrome and cane. Recently reupholstered lush black and white fabric, the chairs are gor...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Chrome

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Pair of Minimalist 'Amboine' Burl Wood Nightstands by Design Frères
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Gorgeous Pair of Green Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Brass Chairs
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Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome Case Tufted Sofa
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Mid-Century "Alpha" Burl Nightstands by Roland Carter for Lane Furniture
By Roland Carter, Lane Furniture, Milo Baughman, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Timeless yet modern, the renowned “Alpha” series by designer Roland Carter for Lane Furniture of Virginia seamlessly blends clean brutalist lines with the wild organic swirls of oak burl wood. This stunning pair of nightstands features two spacious bookmatched pull-out drawers plus a unique but practical genuine white Formica serving tray...
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Milo Baughman Set of Six Dining Chairs by Thayer Coggin
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Pair of Swivel Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, 1990
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Hamburg, PA
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Mid-Century Modern Parsons Style Sectional Sofa after Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage parsons 3 piece sectional from the 1970's. It features a boxy clean line design with its original sage tweed upholstery. Overall depth is 37 inches. Recovering is recommended.
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Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel / Tilt Chairs on Walnut Plinth Bases
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Monumental Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Sectional Sofa
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Monumental Milo Baughman Sectional Sofa
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H 30 in W 31.5 in D 33.5 in
Set of Four Milo Baughman Chrome Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of four Milo Baughman chrome dining chairs. Chairs are in good vintage condition, circa 1970s.
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Set of Four Milo Baughman Chrome Dining Chairs
Set of Four Milo Baughman Chrome Dining Chairs
H 29.25 in W 22.5 in L 29.25 in
Pair of Chrome T-Back Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 4 Milo Baughman cantilever chrome dining chairs. Curved chrome bar armrests with T-back.
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Pair of Milo Baughman Gold Velvet Parsons Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Iconic pair of Parsons style lounge chairs by Milo Baughman. Sturdy and solid, some minor cosmetic wear but in good vintage condition.
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Pair of Milo by Lane Burl Wood Nightstands
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Milo Baughman Tuxedo Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
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H 27 in W 84 in D 35 in
8-Piece Milo Baughman Sectional Sofa
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Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 8-piece sectional sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Re-upholstery recommended (see photos for details).
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8-Piece Milo Baughman Sectional Sofa
8-Piece Milo Baughman Sectional Sofa
H 28.5 in W 178 in D 140 in
Milo Baughman 4-Piece Curved Sectional Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Magnificent vintage Milo Baughman Mid-Century Modern four-piece curved sectional sofa. Raised on legs. Reupholstery recommended.
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Set of 10 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin set of 10 leather dining chairs on chrome architectural box bases. Beautiful set in good vintage condit...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture

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Chrome

Set of 10 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
Set of 10 Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
H 36 in W 21.5 in D 23 in

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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