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Thayer Coggin Furniture

Few friendships last a lifetime, but Milo Baughman (1923–2003) and Thayer Coggin (1922–2003) were united by their desire to craft American furniture with timeless heirloom appeal. Today vintage Thayer Coggin sofas, coffee tables, alluring chrome-framed chairs and other furnishings are recognized as masterpieces of good design and remain highly sought after by collectors near and far.

Having both served in the military during World War II and coming from humble backgrounds — Coggin from Denton, North Carolina, and Baughman from Goodland, Kansas (but raised in California) — they shared a passion for simple, modern design in home furnishings. In 1953, after showing his prescient designs to a number of companies (who turned him down) in the furniture center of High Point, North Carolina, Baughman decided to pay a last-minute visit to Coggin, who had just founded his eponymous brand. After a nearly hour-long meeting in which Coggin shot out of his seat exclaiming he had never seen anything like Baughman's work, the two men shook hands. They would be friends and collaborators for the next 50 years.

Coggin let Baughman pursue his singular vision, while the Thayer Coggin company benefited from its close relationship with the ever more prominent Baughman, the manufacturer’s lead designer and an architect of California modernism who also collaborated with Drexel Furniture, Glenn of California and others during his career.

In 1968, New York Times critic Rita Reif hailed Baughman’s work for its elegance and sophistication. “With this furniture,” she wrote of his new collection, Environment 70 produced by Thayer Coggin, “who needs a decorator?” Baughman’s name became synonymous with sleekly modern, comfortable furniture the whole family could enjoy — stylish seating upholstered with impossibly cozy bouclé fabric and dashing case pieces that reflected the venturesome sensibility associated with mid-century modernism as well as the functionality of the Bauhaus.

Although its founder died in 2003, Thayer Coggin remains an esteemed family-run brand in High Point. Each item of furniture is bench-made by a single craftsperson to ensure “continuity among related pieces,” the company says, and comes in a vast array of upholstery fabrics, wood and metal finishes. Like the friendship that defined it, Thayer Coggin furniture is built to last.

Find a unique collection of new and vintage Thayer Coggin furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Pair of Swivel Tilt Tub Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of classic tub chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, with walnut bases that swivel and rock. Leather upholstery with fabric backs. Very good condition with very mi...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Furniture

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Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 10 Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful set of of 10 iconic Milo Baughman Model #1187 thin line polished stainless steel dining chairs for Thayer Coggin. Upholstered in charcoal and gray flamestitch fabric circa ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Milo Baughman Barrel Back Club Chairs by Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Wonderful vintage chrome “Barrel” lounge chairs attributed to Milo Baughman, circa 1970s. The chairs are seated on a chrome base that wraps around the chair, giving an illusion that ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Milo Baughman Recliner 74 Lounge Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of chic and comfortable recliners from Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, featuring streamlined silhouettes with elegantly shaped solid walnut frames. These recliners offer three stages of comfort and go from upright to feet up to full recline with a slight seated push. The long back rest provides excellent support and gives the chair its regal, throne look. The angle between the back rest and the seat pan does not change, the seat leans back as a whole. In order to provide the absolute heights of comfort and relaxation, the retractable foot rest protrudes from under the chair. The Milo Baughman Recliner 74...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 6 Chrome Milo Baughman Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous seventies design by the iconic Milo Baughman, showcasing the elegant juxtaposition of chrome and cane. Recently reupholstered lush black and white fabric, the chairs are gor...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of Thayer Coggin Bronze Chairs
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Thayer Coggin bronze chairs. Super heavy and incredibly sturdy. Good vintage condition with imperfections to fabric including wear and light stain...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Furniture

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Gorgeous Pair of Green Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Brass Chairs
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Outstanding Set of Six Milo Baughman Chrome Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
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Milo Baughman Sculpted Walnut Reclining Chair for Thayer Coggin
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Set of Four Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Cantilever Chrome Dining Chairs
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Monumental Milo Baughman Burl Wood Coffee Table
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Set of Ten Milo Baughman Brown Velvet and Chrome Dining Chairs
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Thayer Coggin furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Thayer Coggin furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Thayer Coggin furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 373 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Thayer Coggin were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Directional, Harvey Probber, and Jens Risom. Prices for Thayer Coggin furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $199 and can go as high as $49,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,550.
Questions About Thayer Coggin Furniture
  • 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
    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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