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Thayer Coggin Chairs

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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Creator: Thayer Coggin
Set of 4 Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Flat Bar Chrome Lounge Chairs Mid Century
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A set of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin flat bar chrome lounge chairs. A beautiful set of accent lounge chairs, with a classic contemporary modern design, and a lovely upholstery de...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Flat Bar Chrome Lounge Chairs Mid Century
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A set of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin flat bar chrome lounge chairs. A beautiful set of accent lounge chairs, with a classic contemporary modern design, and a lovely upholstery de...
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Mid-20th Century American Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 6 Thayer Coggin Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Absolutely stunning set of six square chrome tubular dining chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Set consists of four high back side chairs and two low arm chairs...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Satellite Chair In the Style Of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Reupholstered in nubby navy boucle on top and navy vinyl on the base. New foam added for extra comfort.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Bouclé

Set of 8 Chrome and Leather Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exquisite set of 8 chrome and leather strap dining chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. All original, tags in tact. The angled, mirrored chrome frames, combined with the blac...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Cubic Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. Reupholstered in a woven fabric reminiscent of Missoni. Attributed to Milo Baughman.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Fabric

Vintage Boho Thayer Coggin Floral Chair and Ottoman Set
By Thayer Coggin
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous vintage Boho chair and ottoman set. Made by the iconic Thayer Coggin group and tagged on the bottom. A beautiful bright floral print on a Postmodern shape. Acquired from a...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

6 Milo Baughman Chrome & Cane Back Black Velvet Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The simplistic high back chrome frame is softened by the original inset panel of caning. The set consists of four ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Large Scale Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel chair with Chrome Base
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Providence, RI
Oversized large scale swivel chair designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Original upholstery is present, recommended to be replaced. Chrome base is present. Piece retains orig...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Upholstery

Set of Fourteen Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Dining Chairs in Ivory Bouclé
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful large set of of 14 iconic Milo Baughman Model #1187 thin line polished stainless steel dining chairs for Thayer Coggin freshly reupholste...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Set of Twelve Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Dining Chairs in Lux Ivory Bouclé
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful large set of of 12 iconic Milo Baughman Model #1187 thin line polished stainless steel dining chairs for Thayer Coggin ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Recliner by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This beautiful mid-century recliner was designed by Milo Baughman and manufactured by Thayer Coggin in the United States circa 1950s. This reclining features a strong solid walnut fr...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin 1969 Chrome Upholstered Tank Lounge Cantilever Chair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Thiensville, WI
Designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Inc., in High Point, North Carolina. Date of manufacturing / order date listed on chair is "7/30/69". Architectural heavy flat bar chrome ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs Pair of 2
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Wallkill, NY
Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin swivel and tilt lounge chairs. Great floral vintage fabric on these.    
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

1980s Thayer Coggin Chenille Modular Curved Sectional Slipper Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rare postmodern three pieces curved modular sectional attributed to Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This beautiful colorful sectional is stat...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Single Milo Baughman, Thayer Coogin Swivel Club Chair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Iconic swiveling club chair newly upholstered in boucle/chenille ivory/tan upholstery. Chair features tufted back and sit on brushed aluminum disc base. 2 shown, but only...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Aluminum

Milo Baughman Set of 8 Parsons Dining Chairs in Ivory Bouclé by Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sexy set of eight Parsons dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin newly professionally reupholstered in soft ivory white bouclé rated highly durable (over 50k double rubs). Milo Baughman's Parsons chairs are unique in that all surfaces are upholstered. Your guests will appreciate the softness of the all enveloping bouclé upholstery. Its texture ventilates well and is comfortable in both warm and cooler climates. Our buyers regularly contact us seeking comfortable dining chairs that are also sculptural. The sort one would admire from afar but also produce a comfortable sitting experience for long dinner celebrations. Here they are! Super sexy silhouette. Angled back and rear legs. Sturdy pedestal frame. Comfortable plush seat cushion and back. The look is clean, modern and elegant. These chairs' neutral color make them easy to incorporate into most styles of decor, but certainly hit the mark for California Modern, Organic Modern, Mid Century Modern and even Post Modern interiors...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Large Satellite Chaise By Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Houston, TX
Satellite chaise by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This iconic sculptural satellite chaise or satellite chair upholstered in Bouclé is both stunning and comfortable. Will accommoda...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Bouclé

Set of 4 Milo Baughman Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs New Alcantera Upholstery
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of brass frames 4 Milo Baughman Mid-Century Modern dining chairs new alcantera upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century 1980s Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Four Rare Bronze Tall Back Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
With bronzed steel frames and the original leatherette (vinyl), this vintage set is super rare. The frames are free of breaks, repairs, or oxidation. In short, they're in great shape...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Bronze

Off White Mohair and Whitewash Oak Lounge Chairs and Ottoman by Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular pair of large lounge chairs and ottoman by Thayer Coggin. This is a rare set from the 1990’s. Both chairs retain the Thayer Coggin labe. Newly recovered in a soft off...
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1990s American Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Mohair, Oak

Set of Four Milo Baughman Thin Line Chrome Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of four thin line chrome dining chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The chairs feature a chrome-plated steel frame topp...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Chrome "Thin Line" Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in North Hollywood, CA
A spectacular set of six vintage chrome "Thin Line" dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin in the United States, circa 1970s. The seats appear to be floating mid-a...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 12 Milo Baughman 1187 Thin Line Chrome Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent matching set of 12 Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin 1187 thin line chrome dining chairs. The set features the iconic floating ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Steel

Six Chrome & Cane Back Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Simplistic dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The gorgeous high back chrome frame is softened by the original inset panel of caning. Completely restored, the ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Upholstered Chrome Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four midcentury Milo Baughman dining or office chairs for Thayer Coggin - the chrome frames have been hand polished and new upholstery in wine color cotton velvet.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Flat-Bar Chrome Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
These hard to find and highly coveted set of original flat bar dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1976. The chairs ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Postmodern Chair by Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
Dramatic form Postmodern chair by Thayer Coggin. This example is in original condition, the fabric has a couple of spots and stains, normal and consis...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Upholstery

Milo Baughman Scoop Dining Chairs in COM
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
"Scoop" dining chairs in COM designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Model #1228. USA, circa 1970. Up to six (6) available; priced individually and includes custom reupholstery ...
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1970s American Minimalist Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Set of four Milo Baughman Thin-Line Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic thin-line dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Rare Milo Baughman Slipper Chair
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A small-scale slipper chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Brass frames with hidden rollers. Original tag attached to seat. Priced individually.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Brass

Thayer Coggin chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Thayer Coggin chairs 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 chairs, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original chairs by Thayer Coggin were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Adrian Pearsall, Baker Furniture Company, and Charles Hollis Jones. Prices for Thayer Coggin chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $775 and can go as high as $32,400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,250.
Questions About Thayer Coggin Chairs
  • 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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