Gorgeously restored Milo Baughman style Carsons chaise sculptural “S” shaped lounge from the 1970s. This glamorous iconic piece of design history has just been professionally redone by our in-house upholstress in a luxurious forest green velvet upholstery.
This Carsons Chaise is all about yin and yang. The velvet color and texture plays beautifully against the polished chrome pedestal base it sits atop. The contrast of satin green velvet and chrome is sexy and sinister to say the least. Wavy curved frame in harmony with angular chrome. Cold metal in balance with warm satin fabric. Hollywood Regency melding with Mid-Century Modern.
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 this Carsons Chaise, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.