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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Early Milo Baughman for Murray Furniture Maple Credenza
By Milo Baughman, Murray Furniture Co.
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Dealer Location: Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Maple
Early Milo Baughman for Murray Furniture Maple Cre...
Milo Baughman, Murray Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Maple
A rare Mid-Century Modern bar cabinet designed by Milo Baughman in the early 1950s as part of the Milo Baughman Collection, and manufactured by Murray Furniture Manufacturing Company in...
Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Tambour Door Record Storage Cabinet
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Dealer Location: Sacramento, CA
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Tambour Door...
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Walnut
1960s walnut record storage cabinet with tambour doors designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. The interior of the cabinet features three dividers, for four separate storage ...
Milo Baughman Tambour Doors Cabinet
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
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Dealer Location: Hudson, NY
Milo Baughman Tambour Doors Cabinet
Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Milo Baughman for Glenn of California walnut tambour door cabinet. There are three bittersweet red front drawers and a pull-out self. Beautiful original condition. Very minor nicks and ...
Milo Baughman Three-Piece Freestanding Storage Cabinet
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Dealer Location: Kansas City, MO
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Chrome, Wood, Walnut
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
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Lucite, Lacquer
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.
Milo Baughman Burlewood Cabinet
By Milo Baughman, Lane Furniture
By Milo Baughman, Lane Furniture
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Dealer Location: Haddonfield, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Burl
Milo Baughman Burlewood Cabinet
Milo Baughman, Lane Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Burl
Milo Baughman Burlewood Cabinet
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Harvey Probber Tall Walnut Cabinet Dresser Chest w...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s American Cabinets
Wood
Cabinet with ample storage and shelving. The doors open on a folding hinge. In order to preserve our inventory, after restoration we blanket wrap and store nearly every piece in our...
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Dealer Location: St.Petersburg, FL
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.
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Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Glass, Wood
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Illuminate...
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 ...
Milo Baughman Storage Room Divider for Glenn of California
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Birch, Walnut
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...
Olivewood Floating Sideboard Designed by Milo Baughman
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Dealer Location: Stamford, CT
Materials & Techniques: Olive
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 Rosewood and Brass Nightstand or End Table, Circa 1970s
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Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Rosewood
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...
Milo Baughman Burl Olive Wood Cabinet/Sideboard
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Dealer Location: Westport, CT
Materials & Techniques: Olive, Burl, Lacquer
Milo Baughman Burl Olive Wood Cabinet/Sideboard
Milo Baughman
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Olive, Burl, Lacquer
Milo Baughman 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 trim bottom.
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Dealer Location: Westport, CT
Materials & Techniques: Lucite, Wood, Olive, Burl
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.
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood, Lacquer
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...
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Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Walnut
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
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Burl
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...
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Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Chrome, Lucite, Burl
Milo Baughman Burl Wood Burled Elm China Cabinet S...
Milo Baughman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Glass, Chrome, Lucite, Burl
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...
Rare Room Divider by Milo Baughman
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Dealer Location: Atlanta, GA
Rare Room Divider by Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Rare custom ordered 1950s room divider by Milo Baughman for Drexel in Mindoro wood with a drop down desk on 1 side, a drop down cocktail area on the other as well as 2 adjustable shelve...
Milo Baughman Walnut Cabinet with Chrome and Glass Etagere
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Chrome, Walnut
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...
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Lucite, Wood, Burl
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 ...
Milo Baughman Tambour Door Cabinet by Glenn of California
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Dealer Location: Highland, IN
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
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...
Milo Baughman Credenza by Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
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Dealer Location: Highland, IN
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Walnut
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...
Pair Marble Top Burl Wall Mount Cabinets
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Marble
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...
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Dealer Location: Medford, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Wood
Milo Baughman Burled Wood Tall Dresser Cabinet Mid...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Wood
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
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
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.
Vintage Thayer Coggin Wardrobe designed by Milo Baughman
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Dealer Location: Pasadena, TX
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Wood, Rosewood
Vintage Thayer Coggin Wardrobe designed by Milo Ba...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
Brass, Wood, Rosewood
Vintage Thayer Coggin Wardrobe designed by Milo Baughman in rosewood with brass trim and ebonized interior shelves.
Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Cabinet And Shelf Units
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Dealer Location: Pasadena, TX
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Chrome, Rosewood
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...