Milo Baughman Chromium Steel Framed Armchair, 1970s For Sale
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Milo Baughman Chromium Steel Framed Armchair, 1970s

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A single Milo Baughman designed chromium steel framed lambs wool upholstered armchair, 1970s. Fully reupholstered by Talisman. Milo Baughman Design Inc was established in 1947. In 1948 he helped create the California Modern collection for Glenn of California which included pieces by Greta Magnusson Grossman. Although better known for his contributions to other companies, Baughman also ran his own custom design shop with Olga Lee in Los Angeles from 1951-1953. He was best known for the work he created for other companies including Thayer Coggin, Pace, John Stuart, Directional, Design Institute of America, Drexel. His simple, unpretentious furniture appealed to people looking for a modern forward thinking designs.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 27.17 in. x W 29.14 in. x D 28.75 in.H 69 cm x W 74 cm x D 73 cm
  • Seat Height
    15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    M2296
  • Reference Number
    LU84074177593
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About Milo Baughman (Designer)

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

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