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Milo Baughman

American, 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 1stDibs, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

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US$3,800
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Case Sofa
Case Sofa
Archie Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Archie Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Drum Side Table
Drum Side Table
Milo Baughman Lacquered Cabinets for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Denver, CO
A handsome pair of lacquered wood cabinets on chrome-encased plinths by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Suitable for living, dining, office or bedroom.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Wood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome and Cane High Back Dining Chairs, Pair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional pair of mid-century modern high back dining chairs By Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin USA, 1970s Elegant minimalist chrome frames, with inset cane sea...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

Mid-Century Milo Baughman 4 Drawer Walnut Dresser for Glenn of California
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Milo Baughman 4 drawer walnut dresser for Glenn of California. Walnut finish clean inside and out. Black knobs very stunning wood grain that flows through the front drawe...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Tilt/Swivel Lounge Chairs in Dusty Blue Mohair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Newly reupholstered in high quality mohair with chrome bases.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman

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Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman Brass Plinth Base Sofa, 1960
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman brass plinth base sofa, 1960. Original.
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1960s Vintage Milo Baughman

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Brass

  • Milo Baughman Brass Plinth Base Sofa, 1960
  • Milo Baughman Brass Plinth Base Sofa, 1960
  • Milo Baughman Brass Plinth Base Sofa, 1960
  • Milo Baughman Brass Plinth Base Sofa, 1960
H 28.000 in. W 109.000 in. D 33.000 in.
Milo Baughman Chrome Stool in Knoll Boucle
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman chrome stool reupholstered in Knoll textiles, Aegean Boucle.  
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1960s Central American Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

  • Milo Baughman Chrome Stool in Knoll Boucle
  • Milo Baughman Chrome Stool in Knoll Boucle
  • Milo Baughman Chrome Stool in Knoll Boucle
  • Milo Baughman Chrome Stool in Knoll Boucle
H 20.00 in. W 28.00 in. D 21.00 in.
Milo Baughman Ivory Lacquer and Chrome, Two-Door Cabinets with Corner Pedestal
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
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. W...
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1970s American Vintage Milo Baughman

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Lacquer, Wood

Milo Baughman Burled Olivewood Chrome Coffee Table Mid-century
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
GORGEOUS MILO BAUGHMAN BURLED OLIVEWOOD AND CHROME COFFEE TABLE. THE TOP IS GORGEOUS WITH NICELY GRAINED BURLED OLIVEWOOD. THE CHROME BASE IS AMAZING PAIRED WITH THE WOODEN TOP. I...
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1970s American Vintage Milo Baughman

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Chrome

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Milo Baughman furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Milo Baughman is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Milo Baughman collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 668 vintage editions of these items, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Milo Baughman was created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Knoll, Herman Miller and Edward Wormley. Prices for Milo Baughman furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $350 and tops out at $42,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,188 on average.
Questions About Milo Baughman
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A half couch is also called a chaise lounge. It is an upholstered sofa in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support the legs. They are more compact and work beautifully when styled with a footstool or accent armchair in a larger space, but look equally stylish standing on their own. 1stDibs sells different types of half couches ranging from antique and vintage to new and contemporary.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A shelter arm sofa is a type of sofa wherein the sheltering arm bends outward from the sofa and has a gently sloping curve to it. Shelter arm sofas are generally praised for their comfort since they tend to cradle the person sitting. Find a wide variety of shelter arm sofas on 1stDibs.