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Milo Baughman Benches

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
Milo Baughman for James Inc. 5 foot Tufted Bench with Holly Hunt Velvet & Brass
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in St. Louis, MO
Beautifully restored classic mid-century modern Milo Baughman for James Inc. 5 foot 5 Inch tufted bench, reupholstered in Holly Hunt Salmon colored Velvet with solid brass cross stre...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Brass

Milo Baughman Walnut and Maple Long Dowel Bench, 1950s
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Early Milo Baughman for Glenn of California maple and walnut dowel low profile longer coffee table, bench. Designed 1955. Featuring a rectangular walnut frame with maple dowels. Mort...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Maple, Walnut

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Waterfall Bench
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Southampton, NJ
Milo Baughman waterfall ottoman bench having chrome stretcher in restored condition reupholstered in sand velvet. Beautiful condition. Ready...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Chrome

Architectural Chrome Frame Bench by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Architectural chrome frame with new foam and leather cushion, by Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Benches

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Chrome

Milo Baughman, Dowel Benches, Walnut, Glenn of California, United States, 1952
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of benches, designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. Circa 1952. In solid walnut. Other designers of the period include Edward Wormley, Paul Frankl, George Nakash...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Low Walnut Long Bench or Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
C. 1960, simple architectural design energized with exaggerated proportion, in a modern interpretation of a classic Japanese chabudai. Retains paper Thayer Coggin label to underside.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Mid Century Modern Coffee Table or Bench by Milo Baughman for Murray 1953
By Paul McCobb, Murray Furniture, Planner Group, Milo Baughman
Located in Framingham, MA
Rare drop leaf coffee table or bench by Milo Baughman for Murray Furniture. Murray Furniture was part of Winchendon Furniture Co. in Massachusetts that produced many of Paul McCobb's...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered and Wood Bench Set by Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A clean line modern bench set designed by Milo Baughman and produced by Thayer Coggin 1960s. It features a solid maple frame with original metall...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Naugahyde, Wood

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Waterfall Ottomans or Benches
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in St. Louis, MO
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin waterfall design ottomans, vanity benches or stoosl with brass stretcher. Original designed in the late 1970s, the production date on these date to th...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Brass

Sleek Black Leather Bench Designed by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Clean lined bench designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Newly upholstered black leather seat; tufting and piping add visual interest. With conical gold legs. Perfect for extra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Wood

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Post Modern Milo Baughman Parsons Style Bench in Ivory White Bouclé, circa 1980s
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Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Sofa, 1960s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Raleigh, NC
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Milo Baughman Walnut Dowel Bench for Glenn of California, c1950s
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Vintage Upholstered Bench by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
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Located in Chicago, IL
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Milo Baughman Walnut and Maple Long Dowel Bench, 1950s
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Bainbridge, NY
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Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Dowel Bench
By Milo Baughman
Located in Phoenix, AZ
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Located in Southampton, NJ
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Milo Baughman benches for sale on 1stDibs

Milo Baughman's benches are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Milo Baughman benches to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 14 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original benches by Milo Baughman were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider benches by George Nelson, Dunbar and Edward Wormley. The prices for Milo Baughman benches can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,300 and tops out at $11,750, while pieces like these can sell for $3,575 on average.
Questions About Milo Baughman Benches
  • 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 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
    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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