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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 recognised 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 centre 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 led 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 cosy 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
Thayer Coggin Mid Century Swivel Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Thayer Coggin Mid Century Swivel Lounge Chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 33 wide x 30 deep x 26 high, with a seat height of 15 and arm height/chair clearance 17 inches All pieces...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Satellite Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Satellite Lounge Chair This chair measures: 59 wide x 53.5 deep x 29 high, with a seat height/chair clearance 14 inches All pieces of fu...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

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

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Wood, Upholstery

Set of Six Chrome and off White Velvet Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A cool set of six polish chrome and burnout off white velvet dining chairs by renowned American designer Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The set consists of two armchairs and four ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Circular Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Houston, TX
Circular Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin swivel lounge chair. This Gorgeous Milo Baughman oversized circular swivel lounge chair has been newly upholstered in a cream coloured short ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Mohair

Large Milo Baughman Satellite Chaise
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Milo Baughman Satellite chaise. This Sculptural satellite chaise or satellite chair upholstered in Bouclé is both stunning and comfortable. Will accommodate two. Professionally upho...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Bouclé

Postmodern Chair and Ottoman by Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman, David Snyder
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare geometric chair and ottoman, with a very postmodern feel. Love the linear lines and shapes that this unique piece has. Never seen anything like it. Manufactured by Thayer Cog...
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20th Century Minimalist Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Fabric

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 MCM His and Hers Archie Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century His and Hers Archie Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair These chairs measure: 30 wide x 31 deep x 31 inches high with a seat height of 15.5 and...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

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. The chairs u...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 4 Milo Baughman Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs New Alcantera Upholstery
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
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

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 design seats finished with a white faux leath...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Steel

1970s Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Flat Bar Dining Chairs, Pair
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s pair of flat bar dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The chairs are in very good original condition in gold metal with royal blue fabric. Fabric ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Brass

Milo Baughman Set of 8 Parsons Dining Chairs in Ivory Bouclé by Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
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 doubl...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Chrome Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Chrome Lounge Chair The chair measures: 32.5 wide x 32 deep x 29 high, with a seat height of 17 inches and arm height of 21 inches ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin MCM Tuften Scoop Thin Line Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin mid century tuften scoop thin line lounge chairs - pair These chairs measure: 24 wide x 34 deep x 29 high, with a seat height and chair clearance o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Chrome "Thin Line" Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Burbank, 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

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 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 colour cotton velvet.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Walnut Lounge Accent Chair 1960s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous, side lounge chair, on a walnut stretcher, by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa the 1960s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions ar...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Walnut

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

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Aluminium

Thayer Coggin Fabric Swivel Tub Chairs
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of vintage Thayer Coggin fabric swivel tub chairs. These mid-century tub chairs are covered in a stylish olive and blue threaded fabric with tufted backs, and also swivel for co...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Fabric

Mid-Century 1980s Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Four Rare Bronze Tall Back Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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 shap...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Bronze

Set of Four Milo Baughman Thin Line Chrome Dining Chairs
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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 topped with vintage faded vinyl upholstered white...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Steel

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

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Swivel, Tilt Lounge Chairs
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

Set of Six Mid Century Chrome & Platinum Velvet Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
This stunning set of six Mid-Century Modern dining chairs were realised by the Milo Baughman- one of the most celebrated American designers of the 20th century- for Thayer Coggin in ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Scoop Chair by Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A chromed steel and newly upholstered wool fabric Scoop chair designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The versatile high style form will work great in any interior.   
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1970s North 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 consistent with age. Bears original TC...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Upholstery

Flat-Bar Chrome Dining Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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 feature fully re-upholstered bodies o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Set of four Milo Baughman Thin-Line Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
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

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

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

Six Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary set of six mid-century Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin dining chairs hand-crafted out of steel wood and fabric completely restored by our professional craftsmen team...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Steel

Scoop chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin in COM
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
"Scoop" dining chairs in COM designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Model #1228. USA, circa 1970. Up to 10 (ten) available; priced individually and includes custom reupholste...
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1970s American Minimalist Vintage Thayer Coggin Chairs

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Chrome

Thayer Coggin chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Thayer Coggin chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Thayer Coggin chairs to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 36 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Thayer Coggin 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 chairs by Jens Risom, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Adrian Pearsall. Prices for Thayer Coggin chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $775 and tops out at $19,450, while pieces like these can sell for $5,855..
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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