Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Milo Baughman (1923-2003) is regarded as one of the leading American modern furniture designers of the latter half 20th century. Although Baughman designed for such furniture companies Glenn of California, Henredon & Drexel, and Furniture of Winchendon he is most remembered for his 50 year association with High Point North Carolina’s Thayer Coggin.
In addition to the "High Styles" show at the
Whitney Museum of Art in New York, Baughman's furniture has been exhibited in museums and shows throughout the United States, including the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Milo Baughman was inducted into the Furniture Designer's Hall of Fame in 1987.
For the most part Baughman’s furniture designs are quite plentiful on 1stdibs.
Baughman’s thinking on design is perhaps best understood by his following two declarations:

“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums.”

“When I left Art Center (Art Center School of Los Angeles), I thought Modern design would change the world. Now, I no longer have such lofty hopes, but perhaps the world is just a bit better off because of it. In any event, good Modern has already proven to be the most enduring, timeless and classic of all design movements.”

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images: (click on images to enlarge)
Lounge chair & ottoman, vintage (top)
Coffee table, vintage (2nd)
Credenza, vintage (3rd)
Club chair, vintage (4th)
Dining table, vintage (bottom)

1 comment:

  1. I have a Milo Baughman Lazy Susan coffee table made of rosewood and formica up for auction at LAMA this Sunday, May 19th. Beautiful and Rare