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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Harvey Probber Dresser or Buffet in Mahogany and Rosewood, 1960s
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany, Rosewood
Harvey Probber Dresser or Buffet in Mahogany and R...
Harvey Probber, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Mahogany, Rosewood
Dresser or Buffet by Harvey Probber in dark mahogany with rosewood sliding doors, 1960s. Classic design and lots of storage. Whether furnishing a contemporary Soho loft or stylish pos...
American Modern Burl Walnut Four-Door Sideboard or...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
All in stunning burl walnut, the doors revealing shelves and silver drawers, on a polished chrome base.
Cabinet by Milo Baughman for Directional
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Cabinet by Milo Baughman for Directional
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950s Buffets
A rare and early cabinet in cherry with brass hardware, slate top and ebony drawer ends. Designed by Milo Baughman for Directional.
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Dealer Location: Miami, FL
Milo Baughman Perspective Buffet for Drexel in Pri...
Milo Baughman, Drexel
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Exciting credenza, server or sideboard buffet. Milo Baughman designed in 1952, the Perspective Line for Drexel, exclusive to Bloomingdale's in New York. Featuring Primavera wood finishe...
Exemplary Bookmatched Olivewood Credenza by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
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Dealer Location: Atlanta, GA
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Ash, Olive
Exemplary Bookmatched Olivewood Credenza by Milo B...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Chrome, Ash, Olive
A stellar buffet or credenza by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1975. Exquisite bookmatched olivewood veneer over solid ash case construction atop an elegant chrome base. Tremend...
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Olive Burl Wood Credenza with Chrome Base
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Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Olive Burl Wood Cr...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Rarely do we come across an actual Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin gorgeous buffet or credenza. It features two silver lined drawers for cutlery and utensils on one side and on the othe...
Milo Baughman for Winchendon Sideboard Buffet
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Dealer Location: Pasadena, TX
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Maple
Milo Baughman for Winchendon Sideboard Buffet
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950s American Buffets
Brass, Maple
A Mid-Century Modern sideboard/buffet designed by Milo Baughman for Winchendon. Two sliding doors revealing two storage areas and a drawer. Three drawers with brass pulls. Two 15" drop ...