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Milo Baughman Benches

American, 1923-2003
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, such as chairs, sofas and benches. He had 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. He 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 seating 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 for the likes of Drexel Furniture, Glenn of California and — for five decades — Thayer Coggin are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

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Creator: Milo Baughman
Milo Baughman Rosewood Coffee Table Platform Bench in Rosewood
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman rosewood coffee table platform bench model 475, In highly figured rosewood with recessed black enameled base. [Labels on the underside Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin-Hig...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Rosewood

Sleek Black Leather Bench Designed by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Clean lined bench designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Newly upholstered black leather seat; tufting and piping add visual interest. With conical gold legs. Perfect for extra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Wood

Architectural Chrome Frame Bench by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Architectural chrome frame with new foam and leather cushion, by Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Benches

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Coffee Table or Bench by Milo Baughman for Murray 1953
By Milo Baughman, Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company, Murray Furniture
Located in Framingham, MA
Rare drop leaf coffee table or bench by Milo Baughman for Murray Furniture. Murray Furniture was part of Winchendon Furniture Co. in Massachusetts that produced many of Paul McCobb's...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Brass

Milo Baughman, Dowel Benches, Walnut, Glenn of California, United States, 1952
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of benches, designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. Circa 1952. In solid walnut. Other designers of the period include Edward Wormley, Paul Frankl, George Nakash...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut

Rosewood Bench or Coffee Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning Brazilian Rosewood, 8 feet long (96 inches), bench (or coffee table) by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The figuring in the rosewood is exceptional. Free of any scratches, ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered and Wood Bench Set by Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A clean line modern bench set designed by Milo Baughman and produced by Thayer Coggin 1960s. It features a solid maple frame with original metallic vinyl upholstery.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Naugahyde, Wood

Milo Baughman Rosewood Long Bench or Table
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low bench/table in highly figured book-matched rosewood veneer on three ebonized wood sleigh legs. For Thayer-Coggin Furniture, circa 1960s
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Rosewood

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Waterfall Ottomans or Benches
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in St. Louis, MO
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin waterfall design ottomans, vanity benches or stoosl with brass stretcher. Original designed in the late 1970s, the production date on these date to th...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Brass

Milo Baughman Low Walnut Long Bench or Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
C. 1960, simple architectural design energized with exaggerated proportion, in a modern interpretation of a classic Japanese chabudai. Retains paper Thayer Coggin label to underside.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Walnut and Maple Long Dowel Bench, 1950s
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Early Milo Baughman for Glenn of California maple and walnut dowel low profile longer coffee table, bench. Designed 1955. Featuring a rectangular walnut frame with maple dowels. Mort...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Maple, Walnut

Vintage Upholstered Bench by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage bench form by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Legs have some scratches on them. May want to refinish the legs. The upholstery is all original and is recommended to reup...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Benches

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Wood

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Milo Baughman Storage Coffee Table
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman storage coffee table, Today,s Living line by Drexel in Birch wood with solid turned legs. Flip-up tops for storage, beveled corners.
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Milo Baughman Dining Table for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
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Milo Baughman Scoop Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman scoop lounge chairs, wrought iron base painted black and reupholstered with cool grey cotton-velvet upholstery. Measures: Seat height: 17.50" - 12.50"(lowest ...
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Pair of Milo Baughman Smoked Bronze Plexi Lounge Chairs in Boucle
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Milo Baughman Smoked Bronze Plexi Lounge Chairs in Boucle, For Thayer Coggin Eniorment 70's. Features One inch thick smoked plexiglass, Reupholstered in Boucle. Ready to ship...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Plexiglass, Lucite, Bouclé

Milo Baughman Style Dining Table
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman style dining table, walnut lacquered veneer with pedestal base 71.50" in length with two 18" leaves expands to 107.50" in length depth 38" seats 4 to 10.   
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut

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H 28.75 in. W 107.5 in. D 38 in.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Extension Coffee Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar, custom cocktail table, 3 positions with polished stone inside brass framed extension leaves. Solid crisscross oiled walnut frame and top. Width without ex...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Stone, Brass

Pair of Milo Baughman Slipper Chairs for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Milo Baughman slipper chairs for Thayer Coggin, original vinyl upholstery with solid turned walnut legs. (Multiple labels on underside).
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Dining Table for Directional
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Striped multi-veneer table, including rosewood, walnut, and ash. Two leave dining table that extends from 72" - 108".
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Rosewood, Walnut, Ash

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Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons Style Lounge Pull-Up Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Milo Baughman Parsons style lounge pull-up chairs. Slightly curved backs button tufted cotton Velvet fabric gently used. Measure: Seat height 17".
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H 30.500 in. W 27.000 in. D 27.000 in.
Wharton Esherick Large Sculpted Walnut Coffee Table
By Wharton Esherick
Located in Chicago, IL
Wharton Esherick large sculpted walnut coffee table, one inch thick solid walnut slab hand carved with tapered edges, solid tapered splayed legs. Signed and dated: "W.E. 1961".  ...
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1960s American American Craftsman Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut

Jewelry Chest in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman style four-drawer jewelry chest. Bleached mahogany wood with aluminum pulls and feet.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Mahogany

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H 7.5 in. W 20 in. D 10.25 in.
Milo Baughman Style Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman style lounge chairs on removable wheels, reupholstered with Great Plains Cotton-Poly Fabric and over highlights of burnt orange, seat height 19".
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Cotton

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H 30 in. W 28 in. D 27 in.
Previously Available Items
Milo Baughman Walnut and Maple Long Dowel Bench, 1950s
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Early Milo Baughman for Glenn of California maple and walnut dowel low profile longer coffee table, bench. Designed 1955. Featuring a rectangular walnut frame with maple dowels. Mort...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Maple, Walnut

California Modern Large Dowel Bench by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Californian modern bench designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California in the United States, circa 1950s. This beautiful large dowel bench features a solid low profile fr...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Wood, Oak, Walnut

Milo Baughman Large Dowel Bench for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Californian Modern bench designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California in the United States, circa 1950s. This beautiful large dowel bench features a solid low profile fr...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Wood, Oak, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Tufted Bench
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century Modern style Milo Baughman bench has been professionally upholstered in a beige Mohair fabric with a square, top-stitch tufted design. The bench features six solid b...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Benches

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Brass

Large California Modern Bench or Coffee Table Designed by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Berlin, DE
California modern bench or coffee table, designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California, circa 1950s in excellent condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut, Wood

Milo Baughman Dowel Bench for Glenn of California
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Milo Baughman dowel bench for Glenn of California.
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1950s American Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Walnut, Birch

Vintage Upholstered Bench by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage bench form by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Legs have some scratches on them. May want to refinish the legs. The upholstery is all original and is recommended to reup...
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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Baughman Thayer Coggin Waterfall Bench Yellow Vinyl Chrome
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a chic waterfall bench or ottoman, by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 26" W x 16" D x 19" H...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman for DIA Velvet Chrome Bench Ottoman Seat, 1970s
By Design Institute America, Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an incredible ottoman or bench seat, with a velvet upholstery (just came back from being professionally reupholstered) on a polished chrome base, by Milo Ba...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Monumental Low Table or Bench with Cushions
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautifully refinished in dark walnut with lighter frame. Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin low coffee table or gallery bench with newly upholstered cushions. A very impressive piece t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Parsons Tufted Bench Seat, 1960s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a marvelous Parsons tufted bench, by Milo Baughman, circa the 1960s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 51" W x 18.5" D x 23.5" H.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Upholstery

Modern Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Dowel Bench with Travertine Top
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Modern and unique dowel bench with a travertine top designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Benches

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Travertine

Milo Baughman benches for sale on 1stDibs

Milo Baughman's benches are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Milo Baughman benches to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 14 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original benches by Milo Baughman were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider benches by George Nelson, Dunbar and Edward Wormley. The prices for Milo Baughman benches can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,300 and tops out at $11,750, while pieces like these can sell for $3,575 on average.
Questions About Milo Baughman Benches
  • 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Milo Baughman took special care to make sure his chairs looked just as good from the back as they do from the front. You can spot a real Milo Baughman chair by checking out the trademark flat bar metal frames on the chairs and sofas. Shop a collection of Milo Baughman pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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