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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
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Upholstered Parsons Benches
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Toronto, CA
A unique pair of Parsons benches, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. In their original vintage fabric, the sturdy, fully upholstered frame boasts a soft shell pink fabric, ...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Slat Bench or Coffee Table Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Design Institute America
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Sleek & heavy bench circa 1970's. Heavy chrome flat bar legs with boxy chrome slats.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Dowel Bench for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A multifunctional piece designed in the 1950s by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. Most commonly seen as a bench, the piece has a walnut frame that tapers towards each end with ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Birch, Walnut

Milo Baughman, Bench, Walnut, USA, 1950s
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in High Point, NC
A walnut bench designed by Milo Baughman and produced by Glenn of California, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut

Postmodern Waterfall Bench by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, 1980s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Hamburg, PA
A chic Waterfall Vanity Bench or Bench designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, 1980s. This Post-Modern bench has a chrome stretcher base and brass roller feet. It would look gre...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Brass, Chrome

Milo Baughman, Bench, Walnut, USA, 1950s
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in High Point, NC
A walnut bench designed by Milo Baughman and produced by Glenn of California, USA, 1950s.
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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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Walnut

Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Mid Century Long Dowel Bench
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Mid Century Long Dowel Bench This bench measures: 81 wide x 18 deep x 11 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Wood

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Waterfall Ottomans or Benches
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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

Milo Baughman Rosewood Long Bench or Table
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low bench/table in highly figured book-matched rosewood veneer on three ebonized wood sleigh legs. For Thayer-Coggin Furniture, circa 1960s
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Rosewood

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 metallic ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Naugahyde, Wood

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

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

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Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs Pair of 2
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Milo Baughman Walnut and Maple Long Dowel Bench, 1950s
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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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Milo Baughman Walnut and Maple Long Bench for Glenn
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Milo Baughman Walnut Dowel Bench for Glenn of California, c1950s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Oakland, CA
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Milo Baughman benches for sale on 1stDibs.

Milo Baughman benches are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Milo Baughman benches, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original benches by Milo Baughman were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider benches by George Nelson, Dunbar, and Arthur Umanoff. Prices for Milo Baughman benches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,800 and can go as high as $5,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,500.
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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