I have been in love with MILO BAUGHMAN”S work for years. I am currently working on a very coolloft in manhattan and found a suite of furniture-two chairs and a fabulous sofa! So excited! So I want to bring you his work-so be on the look out-even if it is a reproduction, you are guareenteed that the pieces are timeless and add so much character. Even if you are working on traditional idea-just do it! as Nike says!
“Within the total meaning of function,” the American furniture designer Milo Baughman once wrote, “is included the purpose to please.” From his very first clean-lined collections in iron and walnut, which helped
shape the postwar California look, to his minimalist chrome-and-burl-wood pieces in the 1970s, Baughman (pronounced Boffman) purposefully defined modern design as elegant yet accessible. His prolific six-decades’ output,
which took its cues from the engineering and functionality of the Bauhaus and the midcentury-modern exploration of materials, delighted the public and secured him more than a dozen major manufacturing partners.
Chief among them: Thayer Coggin, for whom Baughman designed for 50 years, until his death in 2003. For that still thriving North Carolina firm, he created often imitated furnishings, many of which remain in production.
To wit: Baughman’s design for a wood-paneled tuxedo sofa was the inspiration for a sofa in Don Draper’s office in the ’60s-inspired TV drama Mad Men.
“While other modern designers have come and gone, Baughman’s classic work has stayed relevant,” “His pieces are so versatile they work in a range of interiors, from traditional to contemporary, and a little Milo Baughman