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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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Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Blue Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
A very attractive two-seater sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This is a fine example of Baughman’s early 1950s work. Distinctive early mid century modern design show...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Circular Sofa by Milo Baughman
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Denver, CO
A gorgeous semi-circular, three-piece sectional sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.  
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery

Milo Baughman Sofa for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Denver, CO
1960s sofa attributed to Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This sofa has the exact lines and dimensions of Baughman's TC 2038 sofa. The feet seem to have been replaced or special orde...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Chrome Curved Sectional Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Burbank, CA
Exceptional vintage chrome curved sectional sofa designed by iconic designer Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1970s. Stunning three-piece sectional sofa with an elegant curve f...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Curved Sofa in Pierre Frey Fabric
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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 Brazilian Rosewood Case Sofa in Black Velvet 1970s Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
This Milo Baughman-designed case sofa is constructed of highly figured, book-matched Brazilian rosewood and was produced by Thayer Coggin in the early 1970s. The entire case was prof...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Velvet, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Sofa + Loveseat
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Framingham, MA
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin tuxedo style sofa and loveseat living room set. Harvest gold velvet cushions and case atop a recessed walnut plinth base. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Velvet, Wood, Walnut

Milo Baughman Green Velvet Sofa on Chrome Base, 1970
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman Sofa on Chrome base Fully restored and reupholstered in green velvet upholstery. Made by Thayer-Coggin, circa 1970.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Style Serpentine Sectional Sofa, Thayer Coggin
By Ransom Culler, Thayer Coggin
Located in Raleigh, NC
Biomorphic two piece sectional in black leather, Thayer Coggin.
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Leather

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Burlwood 4 Seat Case Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin mid century burlwood 4 seat case sofa This sofa measures: 103.5 wide x 33 deep x 23.25 inches high, with a seat height of 14.5 and arm height of 23...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Burl

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin 'Serpentine' Sofa with Brass Base, Signed
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This signed authentic 'Serpentine' sectional sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin is an excellent example of this rare classic sought-after design, signed with all of its original...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Brass

Thayer Coggin Mid Century Circular Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Countryside, IL
Thayer Coggin mid century circular sectional sofa This sofa is 13 feet (156 inches) wide x 6 feet (72 inches) deep x 30 inches high, with a seat height of 17 inches and arm height...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Wood, Upholstery

Milo Baughman Turquoise Aqua Semi Circular Sectional Sofa for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
There can hardly be a more emblematic Mid-Century Modern sofa than the Milo Baughman semi-circular sectional sofa circa 1970s made by Thayer Coggin. The most well known and admired o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery

Three Section Circular Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
1970s Milo Baughman Circular sofa for Thayer Coggin Fully Restored with a Perennials Teal Velvet. This highly coveted Thayer Coggin 3-piece sectional sofa is absolutely extraordin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Velvet, Rosewood

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 tufted back cushions. Back and ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Sofa - USA, 1970s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dubai, AE
Milo Baughman sofa, USA, 1970s Wood, fabric Edited by Thayer Coggin (visible tag) USA, circa 1975.
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1970s American Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Wood

Postmodern Geometric Chair and Ottoman by Thayer Coggin
By David Snyder, Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
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 Sofas

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Fabric

Large Milo Baughman Serpentine Sectional Cloud Sofa in Navy Blue Velvet
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful Milo Baughman serpentine sofa newly upholstered in a navy blue cotton velvet. Brass finish base. We can replace base if desired or leave as is. The effect of this sofa is t...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Brass

Milo Baughman Semi-Circular Sofa by Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Highland, IN
This big, sexy Baughman sofa is a two-piece, which when used together, form a semi-circular shape that is supported by square black legs. It's in good condition for its age, though t...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Large Half Circle Sectional Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Clean, Minimalist two-piece semi circular sofa, model no 825 designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1968. Comfortable deep seats and low slung profile. Newly upholstered ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery

Milo Baughman Shelter Sofa 1970's in Italian Boucle
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman Shelter sofa 1970's in Italian Boucle, Comprised of 2 seat cushions with 5 knife-edge pillows in boucle as well.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Bouclé, Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Button Tufted Tuxedo Chesterfield Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Denver, CO
Important and rarely seen 1970s era Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin tuxedo style button tufted sofa. Modern luxury meets the Classic Chesterfield sofa. Floats on low platform base wi...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery

Jack Lenor Larsen Style Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Sectional S
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Countryside, IL
Jack Lenor Larsen style Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin mid century sectional sofa. Sofa measures: 85 wide x 31.25 deep x 29 high, with a seat height of 16 inches All pieces of furn...
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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 Modern Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
A very attractive four-seat sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This is a fine example of Baughman early 1950s work. Distinctive early Mid-Century Modern design shows D...
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1960s American Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Elegant Milo Baughman Button Tufted Chrome Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin brown velvet sofa with a mirrored chrome bottom that wraps around the entire couch.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Sofa for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
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 Settee
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Exquisitely rare and comfortable Milo Baughman designed settee manufactured for Thayer Coggin. Sycamore base has been refinished in an espresso stain. The foam is new as well as the ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Sycamore

"Case" Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Denton, TX
"Case" sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The case is wrapped in olive green leather. With new upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Long Slipper Sofa in Tufted Silver Satin Vinyl, 1970s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
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

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Signed Chrome and Linen Loveseat Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful off-white linen loveseat sofa with chrome legs and frame design by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin with original label. Incredible lines and simple form. Very comfortable p...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

White Modern Tuxedo Style Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome modern tuxedo style sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This is from an unspecified collection from the 1980s. It is in good vintage condition. The structure i...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Fabric

POP Modernist Button Tufted Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome Wrap
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Buffalo, NY
Outrageous Pop modern button tufted sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Chrome wraps entire base and forms support for the button-tufted arms and back. Elegant from eve...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Burlwood Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin mid century burlwood sectional sofa The sofa measures: 133 wide x 92 deep x 23.5 high, with a seat height of 14 inches and arm height of 23.5 inche...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Burl

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Mid Century Sectional Sofa This sofa measures: 117 wide x 81 deep x 28 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm height of 25 inches All pieces ...
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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 5 Piece Sectional Sofa
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin mid century 5 piece sectional sofa The sofa measures: 105 wide x 105 deep x 29 high, with a seat height of 16 inches and arm height of 26 inches ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Flat Bar Sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful 3 seater sofa designed and manufactured in the 1970s by Milo Baughman and manufactured by Thayer Cogging.The sofa has a flat bar chromed frame that wraps around the back an...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thayer Coggin Sofas

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Chrome

Thayer Coggin sofas for sale on 1stDibs

The Thayer Coggin sofas 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 sofas to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 35 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Thayer Coggin's original sofas were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Herman Miller, Directional and Craft Associates. Prices for Thayer Coggin sofas can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,500 and tops out at $42,000, while pieces like these can sell for $7,900 on average.