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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Milo Baughman Tambour Door Cabinet by Glenn of California

By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
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Milo Baughman Tambour Door Cabinet by Glenn of Cal...
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Walnut
From a series of case goods designed for Glenn of California by Milo Baughman, this handsome walnut chest features two tamboured doors which conceal three drawers with bittersweet red d...
Midcentury Office Set by Directional

By Directional, Milo Baughman
Midcentury Office Set by Directional
Directional, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Executive desk and cabinet made by Directional. Features warm walnut grain and polished chrome legs and trim. Ample storage and finished backs. Measures: Desk 62" W, 32"D, 29" D Cabin...
Milo Baughman Storage Room Divider for Glenn of California

By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman Storage Room Divider for Glenn of Ca...
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Birch, Walnut
Divider or storage unit designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California, and produced, circa 1950. An early Baughman design suited to the purpose of dividing open-plan space. The case...
Milo Baughman Tambour-Door Cabinet for Glenn of California

By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman Tambour-Door Cabinet for Glenn of Ca...
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Wood, Walnut
Mid Century Modern Cabinet designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California in the United States circa 1950’s. This compact cabinet is made of walnut wood and features two tambour door...
Mid Century Modern Signed Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Floating Cabinets

By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Mid Century Modern Signed Milo Baughman for Thayer...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Glass, Wood
A corner stone in Milo Baughman philosophy of design included creating a look that was uncompromisingly modern yet never violating the timeless standards of Classic style. This pair of ...
Pair of Milo Baughman for Directional Burled Olive Wall-Mount Cabinets

By Directional, Milo Baughman
Pair of Milo Baughman for Directional Burled Olive...
Directional, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Cabinets
Lucite, Wood, Burl
Uncommon pair of burled olive wood floating wall cabinets by Milo Baughman for Directional. The nice figural bookmatched doors open with a pair of Lucite pulls to reveal dark chocolate ...
Mid-Century Modern Baughman for John Stuart Pair of Chrome Rosewood Cabinets

By Milo Baughman, John Stuart Inc.
Mid-Century Modern Baughman for John Stuart Pair o...
Milo Baughman, John Stuart Inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Chrome, Rosewood
For your consideration is a beautiful pair of rosewood, chrome and black lacquer cabinets, with six drawers, by Milo Baughman for John Stuart Inc, circa 1960s. In excellent condition. T...
Mid-Century Modern Baughman Pair of Rosewood Cabinets and Campaign X Desk Set

By Milo Baughman, John Stuart Inc.
Mid-Century Modern Baughman Pair of Rosewood Cabin...
Milo Baughman, John Stuart Inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Chrome, Rosewood
For your consideration is an incredible rosewood, chrome and black lacquer pair of cabinet shelving units and desk set, by Milo Baughman for John Stuart Inc, circa 1960s. The stunning c...
Five Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Lacquered Cabinets Two Corner Units Brass Trim

By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Five Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Lacquered Cabinet...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Late 20th Century American Modern Cabinets
Other
Handsome set of five ivory lacquered cabinets and two corner units on brass plate aluminium over wood bases designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. They are all in wonderful origin...
1950s Milo Baughman for Drexel Perspective Mindoro Wood China Hutch

By Milo Baughman, Drexel
1950s Milo Baughman for Drexel Perspective Mindoro...
Milo Baughman, Drexel
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
1950s China hutch designed by Milo Baughman for Drexel Perspective. Made of Mindoro wood, the hutch has two sliding glass doors and adjustable shelves in the upper section, and two slid...
Milo Baughman for Directional Miniature Jewelry Chest

By Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman for Directional Miniature Jewelry Ch...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Modern Cabinets
A rare and hard to find-miniature chest/jewelry cabinet by Milo Baughman for Directional. Walnut with patinated brass handles. Finished back and felt lined top drawer.
Milo Baughman Rosewood and Brass Nightstand or End Table, Circa 1970s

By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Milo Baughman Rosewood and Brass Nightstand or End...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Brass, Rosewood
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin rosewood and brass nightstand/end table. The door is hinged on the right and opens to reveal a single black-painted drawer and open storage below. Origin...
Large White and Rosewood Six-Drawer Dresser by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
Large White and Rosewood Six-Drawer Dresser by Mil...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Chrome, Rosewood, Wood
Striking white lacquered and Brazilian rosewood dresser with chrome accents. Seven feet long. Three drawers on one side and two doors on the other revealing another three large drawers....
Milo Baughman Credenza by Glenn of California

By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman Credenza by Glenn of California
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Metal, Walnut
This walnut cabinet designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California is handsome and highly functional. The asymmetrical arrangement is very attractive. It has a single door which conc...
Early Milo Baughman for Murray Furniture Credenza

By Milo Baughman, Murray Furniture Co.
Early Milo Baughman for Murray Furniture Credenza
Milo Baughman, Murray Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Maple
A rare Mid-Century Modern maple bar cabinet designed by Milo Baughman in the early 1950s as part of the Milo Baughman Collection, and manufactured by Murray Furniture Manufacturing Comp...
Milo Baughman for John Stuart Mid-Century Modern Ebony High Chest Commode

By Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman for John Stuart Mid-Century Modern E...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman for John Stuart high chest having rosewood with ebony and chrome Decorative front and sides. The interior fitted with two drawers and a large open space...
Milo Baughman Three-Piece Freestanding Storage Cabinet

By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Milo Baughman Three-Piece Freestanding Storage Cab...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Glass, Chrome, Wood, Walnut
Milo Baughman freestanding wall unit for Thayer Coggin. White lacquered case with wood and glass shelves, ebony stained doors, and chrome trim. Three sections makes this versatile and e...
Sideboard by Milo Baughman

By Milo Baughman
Sideboard by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Glass, Lucite, Lacquer
White lacquer case piece, Lucite legs, measure: 3/4" glass top, chrome trim on sides.
Olivewood Floating Sideboard Designed by Milo Baughman

By Milo Baughman
Olivewood Floating Sideboard Designed by Milo Baug...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Modern Cabinets
Olive
A three-door olivewood sideboard designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1970. The right door reveals four white lacquered drawers, two of which are divided for cutlery.
Milo Baughman Attributed Burl Olive Wood Cabinet/Sideboard

By Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman Attributed Burl Olive Wood Cabinet/S...
Milo Baughman
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Olive, Burl, Lacquer
Milo Baughman attributed burl olive wood cabinet three door sideboard, petite three-door, interior two shelf two draw compartment and two shelf one side, great storage. Black lacquer tr...
Pair of Milo Baughman Drum Burl End Tables Cabinets Nightstands

By Milo Baughman
Pair of Milo Baughman Drum Burl End Tables Cabinet...
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Lucite, Wood, Olive, Burl
Pair of Milo Baughman burl circular drum end tables/cabinets or wonderful nightstands with two tier interior shelf and lovely flame and burl olive wood, together with Lucite pulls.
Milo Baughman Ivory Lacquer and Chrome, Two-Door Cabinets with Corner Pedestal

By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Milo Baughman Ivory Lacquer and Chrome, Two-Door C...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Wood, Lacquer
Pair of clean lined two-door cabinets in ivory lacquer on chromed metal over wood bases by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Two doors open to reveal a single shelf in each cabinet. Woul...
Milo Baughman for Directional, Miniature Cabinet/Jewelry Chest

By Directional, Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman for Directional, Miniature Cabinet/J...
Directional, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Cabinets
Brass, Walnut
A fantastic miniature cabinet. Useful as either a jewelry or silver cabinet. Or a side table.
Milo Baughman Wall-Mounted Burl Wood Cabinet

By Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman Wall-Mounted Burl Wood Cabinet
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Burl
Fantastic and versatile cabinet by Milo Baughman in patchwork burl wood. Cabinet comes with a mirrored chrome base(included but not shown) when removed can be wall-mounted with cleat sy...
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Burled Elm China Cabinet Smoked Lucite Credenza Buffet
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Burled Elm China Cabinet S...
Milo Baughman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Burl, Chrome, Glass, Lucite
Vintage Hollywood Palm Beach Regency Two-piece Milo Baughman burl elmwood China cabinet. Smoked Lucite doors with chrome accents. Lights up inside. Glass shelves inside. Great mid centu...
Milo Baughman Walnut Cabinet with Chrome and Glass Etagere

By Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman Walnut Cabinet with Chrome and Glass...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Glass, Chrome, Walnut
A vintage, modernistic cabinet, veneered in walnut, with attached etagere in chrome, inset with glass top shelves, produced circa 1960s by designer Milo Baughman. Very good vintage cond...
Pair Marble Top Burl Wall Mount Cabinets

By Milo Baughman
Pair Marble Top Burl Wall Mount Cabinets
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Marble
Wonderful burl veneer two door cabinets, with thick dark green marble tops. Designed by Milo Baughman, ca 1970's. These cabinets mount with a cleat which supports the cabinet, creating...
Milo Baughman Burled Wood Tall Dresser Cabinet Mid-Century Modern
Milo Baughman Burled Wood Tall Dresser Cabinet Mid...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Wood, Brass
GORGEOUS MILO BAUGHMAN BURLED WOOD AND CHOCOLATE LACQUERED TALL DRESSER. THE SIDES HAVE A SHINY CHOCOLATE LACQUER IN VERY NICE VINTAGE CONDITION. THE LOVELY BURLED WOOD DOORS WITH BRASS...
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Cabinet

By Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Cabinet
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Very stylish cabinet by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Features four doors and internal drawers. White lacquer throughout.
Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Cabinet And Shelf Units

By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Cabinet And Shelf ...
Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Glass, Chrome, Rosewood
A set of mid century modern furniture designed by Milo Baughman, made by Thayer Coggin: A cabinet in rosewood with two eboniized shelves and two shelf or display units with chrome deta...