Milo Baughman for Glen of California Bench

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A wonderful example of a early Baughman design for Glen of California. The simple and elegant piece is flexible in that it can be used as a coffee table as well.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Walnut
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    12 in. H x 81 in. W x 18 in. D
    30 cm H x 206 cm W x 46 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU79061996602

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

1stdibs seller since 2004

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Portland, OR

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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