Pair of Milo Baughman Storage Ottomans with Jack Lenor Larsen Upholstery

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A pair of vintage oversized, rolling ottomans, designed by Milo Baughman, produced circa 1970s, upholstered in bold and highly modernistic fabric by Jack Lenor Larsen, each with cushioned tops, and storage space underneath the seats. Very good condition, wear consistent with age and use.
Milo Baughman (Designer), 
Jack Lenor Larsen (Designer)
In the Style Of
Mid-Century Modern
Date of Manufacture
circa 1970s
Materials and Techniques
Wear consistent with age and use
15 in. H x 42 in. W x 25 in. D
38 cm H x 107 cm W x 63 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
Reference Number

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
Showplace Antique + Design Center
40 W 25th St.
New York NY 10010
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