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Chrome & canvas "Apollo" chair by Leonart Bender for Charlton, 1970s.


‘Apollo’ chair designed by Leonnart Bender for the Charlton Company (Leominster, MA) for their Century 21 collection, Model No.150 c.1970s. Similar in style to designs by Milo Baughman. Heavy duty, very high quality, curvilinear chromed steel framework. Large scale (see dimensions). This is not a rocking chair. It sits in a very stable and comfortable manner. A striking and unusual design.


  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    minor wear to the chrome frame. Canvas cushions and slings are clean and sturdy, with areas of fading. Foam is good.
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 40 in. x D 42 in.H 86.36 cm x W 101.6 cm x D 106.68 cm
  • Seat Height
    15.25 in. (38.74 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Kansas City, MO
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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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