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Milo Baughman Grey Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman for Directional, circa 1970

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Larger-scale and vastly comfortable grey leather lounge chair and matching ottoman by Milo Baughman for Directional. This handsome pair is comprised of a sleek, minimal design favoring curved attributes with chrome cantilever legs supporting both pieces. This duo has been upholstered in a supple deep grey leather upholstery, a very on-trend color at present which compliments an array of design schemes. This elegant set would be a great addition as part of a classic, contemporary or mid-century modern living room, den, man (or woman!) cave, family room, office or bedroom. They would also be an Apt choice in a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium. Measurements: 35" H x 32" W x 36" D Excellent vintage condition. Signs of use commensurate with age are evident. Some minor scuffing and scratches to the chrome.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent vintage condition. Signs of use commensurate with age are evident. Some minor scuffing and scratches to the chrome. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 35 in. x W 32 in. x D 36 in.

    H 88.9 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 91.44 cm

  • Seller location
    Culver City, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU133029567783

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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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