Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Exceptional 1980s Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs

$100Asking Price


....SOLD....In original Impressionist splash of color silk upholstery, this exceptional pair of Directional Lounge Chairs on swivel bases has it all. Large scale comfort, smooth curved outer body and overstuffed channeled front. Glorious original fabric with a couple of bruises. Both retain Directional tagging. Stylistically, they could be Baughman or Kagan, both Directional designers Price is for the pair. Measurements: 35" wide x 36" deep. 31" high back. Seat height 18". Not in main location, please call to see. For pricing and shipping please press "Contact Dealer" button.


  • Creator
    Directional (Manufacturer)
  • Attributed to
    Milo Baughman (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Depth: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: 14080583011392

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Miami, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Miami, FL
Vetted Seller
Our team of world-class specialists approve every seller on 1stDibs.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2007
292 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

1980s Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Laguna Hills, CA

20th Century North American Modern



Postmodern Directional Swivel Lounge Chair
By Artifort, Directional, Pierre Paulin, Verner Panton
Located in Garnerville, NY

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern


Cotton, Upholstery

Milo Baughman for Directional Chrome and Suede Swivel Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in South Bend, IN

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern


Leather, Suede, Chrome

Stunning Pair of Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs by Directional
By Directional
Located in Dallas, TX

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern


Brass, Upholstery

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs in Faux Persian Lamb
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern


Faux Fur

Vintage Walnut Channel Back Swivel Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in Burbank, CA

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern


Fabric, Walnut

Oversize Two-Color Leather Swivel Lounge Chair 'Frog' by Poltromec, 1980s
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern



Jeffrey Bernett for B&B 1980s Swivel Armchairs
By Jeffrey Bernett
Located in Milano, IT

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern


Steel, Fabric

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery