Milo Baughman, Yellow Velvet Swivel Chair, USA, 1970s

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A beautiful single swivel chair designed by Milo Baughman with a circular chrome base that swivels with ease. Elegant in design, the chair is also extremely comfortable, offering ideal proportions and back support. The chair has been newly upholstered in a beautiful canary romo velvet. Excellent condition.


    Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
    32 in. H x 32 in. W x 32 in. D
    81 cm H x 81 cm W x 81 cm D
    Seller Location
    New York, NY
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About Milo Baughman (Artist)

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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