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Milo Baughman Shelves

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 3-Tier Walnut Bookshelf for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Milo Baughman 3-Tier walnut bookshelf for Glenn of California.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Shelves

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Bookcase for Murray Furniture, circa 1954
By Murray Furniture, Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Milo Baughman bookcase for Murray Furniture, circa 1954.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Shelves

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Brass

Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Cabinet And Shelf Units
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of mid century modern furniture designed by Milo Baughman, made by Thayer Coggin: A cabinet in rosewood with two ebonized shelves and two shelf or display units with chrome re...
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1970s American Vintage Milo Baughman Shelves

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Pair of Étagères in Polished Chrome, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of matching étagères in polished chrome with glass shelves by Milo Baughman, American, 1970s.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Milo Baughman Shelves

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Chrome

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Milo Baughman Walnut Chest of Drawers with Brass Handles for Drexel
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Milo Baughman shelves for sale on 1stDibs

Milo Baughman shelves are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Milo Baughman collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original shelves by Milo Baughman 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 shelves by Herman Miller, George Nelson and Paul McCobb. The prices for Milo Baughman shelves can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$1,800 and tops out at US$9,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,000 on average.

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