Designed by Coggin, manufactured for Milo Baughman. These elegant pair of fabulous button tufted ottomans, bench or coffee table are upholstered in an off-white vinyl. Uniquely sculpted sides in an open box frame adds a dramatic effect. Stylish and comfortable, they make a perfect addition to any interior. The proportions of these ottomans make them so versatile. Use as seating at the end of a bed, extra seating, or even a coffee table.
Of the Period: Mid-Century Modern
Attributed To: Milo Baughman (Designer), Thayer Coggin (Manufacturer)
Date of Manufacture: circa 1970s
Materials and Techniques: Upholstery, vinyl
Condition: Good. vinyl has minimal wear.
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use.
Measurements: 19in tall x 22in wide x 22in deep
About Milo Baughman
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.