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1950s Milo Baughman Scoop Lounge Chair and Ottoman


Reduced for Saturday Sale from $2975. Classic 1953 Milo Baughman designed ottoman and lounge chair with scoop shape and produced by James, Inc., later by Thayer Coggin. Beautifully shaped blond wood arms and legs and a very comfy body with tailored button upholstered styling, fine micro loop woven fabric. The ottoman has slightly lighter wood color. Great scale, profile and comfort. Classic early Baughman! . Measurements: 30" wide x 31" deep x 36" high back. Seat at 13". Ottoman 28" x 20" x 14" high.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 36 in. x W 30 in. x D 31 in.

    H 91.44 cm x W 76.2 cm x D 78.74 cm

  • Seat height
    13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Seller location
    Miami, FL
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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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