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Thayer Coggin Sofas

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
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Shelter Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Shelter Sofa This sofa measures: 88 wide x 43 deep x 38 inches high, with a seat height of 17 inches All pieces of furniture can be had ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Chrome Bar 3-Seat Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, USA 1970s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Chrome Bar 3-Seat Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, USA 1970s Gorgeous, long, low mid century sofa with flat bar chromed-steel framed arm ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Chrome Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Chrome Sofa This sofa measures: 90 wide x 36 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height of 29 inches All pieces of f...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Vintage Brazilian Rosewood Case Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Brazilian rosewood case sofa designed by the iconic designer Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin in the United States, circa 1960s. Experience timeless elegance with this stunnin...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

1970s Pair of Mid Century Chrome Sofa by Milo Baughman
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of mid-century chrome sofas designed by Milo Baughman in the United States circa 1970s. These sofas are both stylish and functional, featuring a sleek chrome wrap-around design ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

1970s Mid Century Chrome Sofa by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This Mid-century chrome sofa was designed by Milo Baughman in the United States circa 1970s. Its sleek and elegant wrap-around chrome frame and minimalist design will add a touch of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

1970s Mid Century Chrome Sofa by Milo Baughman
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This Mid-century chrome sofa was designed by Milo Baughman in the United States circa 1970s. Its sleek and elegant wrap-around chrome frame will add a touch of sophistication to any ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome Case Tufted Sofa
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Skokie, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome Case Tufted Sofa This vintage Chrome Tufted Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin is a...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Expertly Restored - Milo Baughman Rosewood Case Sofa for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Foam, Rosewood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Circular Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Fabulous two piece circular sectional sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The original cream colored fabric seems to be an ultra suede. There are no flaws to the fabric. It is ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Mid Century Modern Sectional With Attached Table
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Introducing the epitome of modern comfort and style with the Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Neutral Toned Sectional. Crafted to perfection, this contemporary masterpiece boasts clean lines and a sophisticated design, seamlessly blending form and function. The neutral-toned upholstery not only enhances the sectional's versatility, but also ensures that it becomes the focal point of any living space, creating a perfect balance between comfort and contemporary aesthetics. It is framed in a attatched wrap around sofa...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric

Mid-Century Post Modern Parsons White 3 Seat Sofa Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Post Modern 3 seat Parsons sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Beautiful Rounded waterfall arms white textured upholstery. Sits chrome base with 4 fully uph...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery

Vintage Mid Century Floating Sofa by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Oxnard, CA
Here is a remarkably beautiful floating sofa by Milo Baughman / Thayer Coggin. The curvaceous seating pod has been reupholstered in a luxurious turquoise blue velvet. And it sits upo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Designed Get Down Sofa
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Milo Baughman in 1964, this simple and handsome sofa is still the perfect fit for a modern home. Three soft seats, fully upholstered frame, set on polished chrome legs. C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Sofa This sofa measures: 98 wide x 30 deep x 30 inches high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height of 21 inches All pieces of furnitur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Chrome and Cane Sofa
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Chrome and Cane Sofa This sofa measures: 80.25 wide x 34 deep x 25 inches high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height of 25 inches All...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Long flat bar chrome frame White 3 Seat Sofa Milo Baughman
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern 3 seat long low sofa with flat bar chrome metal base designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Beautiful shape with herringbone cream white upholstery...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Metal

1980s Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Gray Two-Seater Tuxedo Sofa
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a chic tuxedo sofa by American designer Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa the 1980s. This sofa showcases a wraparound frame and loose cushions uphol...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Walnut 4 Seat Sofa
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Walnut 4 Seat Sofa This sofa measures: 100 wide x 33 deep x 28 inches high, with a seat height of 16.5 and arm height of 19.75 inches Al...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

1980s Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Gray Three-Seater Tuxedo Sofa
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a chic tuxedo sofa by American designer Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa the 1980s. This sofa showcases a wraparound frame and loose cushions uphol...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Hardwood

1970s Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Tufted Green Velvet & Chrome Wrapped Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a statement piece by modern furniture designer Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa the 1970s. A reinvented; forward-thinking chesterfield stretches ou...
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1970s Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Thayer Coggin Midcentury Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Thayer Coggin midcentury sectional sofa This sofa measures: 103 wide x 127 deep x 28.5 inches high, with a seat height of 17.5 and arm h...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

SOLD 08/31/23 Ransom Culler for Thayer Coggin Midcentury Tete a Tete Settee Sofa
By Ransom Culler, Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Ransom Culler for Thayer Coggin midcentury Tete-a-Tete Settee sofa. This sofa measures: 66 wide x 41 deep x 27.5 inches high, with a seat height of 18 and arm height of 27.5 inches ...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman Button Up Sofa for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Made by Thayer Coggin and designed by Milo Baughman in 1959, the Button Up sofa is a timeless midcentury modern sofa. The Button Up sofa features button...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Mohair, Walnut

Thayer Coggin Midcentury Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Thayer Coggin midcentury sectional sofa This sofa measures: 145 wide x 86 deep x 30 inches high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Early Milo Baughman Sofa, Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Raleigh, NC
An early Milo Baughman sofa by Thayer Coggin, expertly restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage Thayer Coggin Sectional in Linen Tweed
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Raleigh, NC
A luxurious vintage sectional by Thayer Coggin newly upholstered in griege linen tweed. This piece has been restored and is extremely comfortable. In the style of Milo Baughman.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery

Vintage Thayer Coggin Directional Black Velvet Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Thayer Coggin directional black velvet sectional sofa. Masterfully restored by the artisans at Carrocel in a luxurious black velvet...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Velvet, Wood

Milo Baughman Sofa for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This exquisite vintage sofa features a stunning four seat design with six legs for added support. Wood trim, tapered post legs and classic Milo Baughman style add to the Mid-Century ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Red Vinyl Sofa
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Red Vinyl sofa. The sofa has a walnut frame, nice mid century modern lines, and angled tapered rear legs. The sofa has tuft...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Curved Sofa in Pierre Frey Fabric
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large scale curved sectional sofa, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, American, circa 1960s. Reupholstered in a sumptuous Pierre Frey ivory color linen style fabric. It is ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman Sofa
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Milo Baughman (American, 1923-2003); Thayer Coggin (USA) Marking(s); notes: University of Miami label #0174320 Materials: walnut, leather, chrome-plate...
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20th Century American Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Milo Baughman Designed Drop In Sofa
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Milo Baughman in 1968, the Drop In sofa is a timeless, classic modern sofa, with striking good looks from every angle. Polished steel bar runn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Designed Button Up Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Button Up sofa features button tufting and a solid walnut wood base that is exposed for dramatic flair. Designed by Milo Baughman in 1959, this sofa hol...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

Vintage curved asymmetric sofa by Thayer Coggin, USA 1980s.
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Hastings, GB
A curved, asymmetric sofa by Thayer Coggin, USA 1980s. Really comfortable. The ivory abstract-textured upholstery has a few light marks but overall...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric

Milo Baughman for Thayer-Coggin Serpentine Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Frederick, MD
This stunning Serpentine two-piece sectional was designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. It has been professionally restored and reupholstered in jaw-dropping cream white boucle...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Bouclé

Milo Baughman Long Slipper Sofa in Tufted Silver Satin Vinyl, 1970s
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Long slipper sofa in box tufted silver satin hernatite vinyl with chrome base by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, American, 1970s. Clean design makes this piece both chic end elegant.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Thayer Coggin sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Thayer Coggin sofas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Thayer Coggin sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Milo Baughman, Herman Miller, and Directional. Prices for Thayer Coggin sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $775 and can go as high as $28,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,650.
Questions About Thayer Coggin Sofas
  • 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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