Set of Milo Baughman Nesting Tables by Directional

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The designs Milo Baughman created for Directional in the 1970s often employed simple shapes clad in exotic materials like the rich burled wood on these nesting tables. This set of three tables have a dark finish giving the unadorned parson table form a dressed up elegance.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Condition
    Good. Very good original condition..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    20 in. H x 30 in. W x 20 in. D
    51 cm H x 76 cm W x 51 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Highland, IN
  • Number of Items
    3
  • Reference Number
    LU9091814293

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 2011

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Located in Highland, IN

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  • 20th Century Specialists

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