“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting,” said designer Milo Baughman, “but too often
belongs only in museums.” A firm believer that good design can have a positive influence in our lives,
Baughman knew how to design sophisticated, sexy chairs – even when it came to a Recliner (1966).
Recognized as one of the originators of the California modern movement, Baughman began his career
as a custom furniture designer, and in 1953 he joined forces with Thayer Coggin, the founder of the
North Carolina company that is still the exclusive manufacturer of Baughman’s work. For five decades,
Baughman designed clean, sophisticated and easy-to-live-with furniture, and we worked closely with
Thayer Coggin to bring this Recliner back into production. Baughman’s work was included in “High Styles:
Twentieth Century American Design,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985. In 1987, he was
inducted into the Furniture Design Hall of Fame. Made in U.S.A.
Opens with a slight seated push.
Enjoy three stages of comfort: from upright to feet up to full recline.
Solid walnut; matrix webbing; interior plywood; foam and fiber cushions.
"Furniture that is too obviously designed," said Milo Baughman, "is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums." In Baughman's distinguished body of work, his vast creativity never interfered with functionality, instead he struck an ideal modernist balance. Using the consummate mid-century modern materials - like chrome, stainless, glass and leather - he created a new visual vocabulary, built on the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, but infused with the style and ease of the American West Coast.
Born in Kansas in 1923, Baughman was raised in Long Beach, California. At age 13 he was enlisted by his parents to contribute to the design of the family home - and, thus, his path was set. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II, where he gained experience designing officers' clubs. After returning from the war he studied architectural design and in 1947, at the age of 24, he launched Milo Baughman Design, Inc. He quickly received commissions from Glenn of California - where he worked with designer Greta Magnusson Grossman - and Pacific Iron, collaborating with these Los Angeles companies to create what we now call the California Modern aesthetic. Read more >
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Milo Baughman Recliner 74, Ducale Wool
Milo Baughman Recliner 74, Basket Weave
Milo Baughman Recliner 74, Pebble Weave
Milo Baughman Recliner 74, Textured Stripe
Milo Baughman Recliner 74, Maharam Divina Melange
Milo Baughman Recliner 74, Maharam Milestone
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