Milo Baughman Buffets

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.

Floating Sideboard Cabinet by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
Floating Sideboard Cabinet by Milo Baughman for...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Chrome, Carrara Marble, Burl
Beautiful sideboard cabinet with four doors and white Carrara marble stone top. Doors are cladded in a book matched burl veneer. The cabinet seems like floating on a thin chromed squ...
Harvey Probber Dresser or Buffet in Mahogany and Rosewood, 1960s
Harvey Probber Dresser or Buffet in Mahogany an...
Harvey Probber, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
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 ...
Cabinet by Milo Baughman for Directional
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.
Milo Baughman for Winchendon Sideboard Buffet
Milo Baughman for Winchendon Sideboard Buffet
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950s American Sideboards
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" dr...
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