This pair of cantilever lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin are a rare and gorgeous set from 1981. The angled and armless scoop chairs sit balanced on top of square chrome-plated steel pedestal bases, giving the chairs a feeling of floating which is highlighted by the sleek and geometric lines. The tufted charcoal grey leather was reupholstered by the previous owner, and does have a few scratches/scuffs on the back and towards the bottom of the chairs. Condition detail: Excellent. Chairs we reupholstered in a charcoal grey leather by previous owners.
Born in Goodland, Kansas, Baughamn was a modern furniture designer. His American designs were forward-thinking and distinctive, yet unpretentious and affordable. Contemporary furniture designers and dealers continue to copy, reinvent, and revive his work in the new and secondary decorative arts markets.
Baughman designed for a number of furniture companies starting in the mid-1940s until his death, including Mode Furniture, Glenn of California, The Inco Company, Pacific Iron, Murray Furniture of Winchendon, Arch Gordon, George Kovacs, Directional, and Drexel, among others. He is most famous, however, for his longtime association with Thayer Coggin Inc., of High Point, NC, which began in 1953 and lasted until his death in 2003.
He also lectured broadly on the state of modern design, extolling the positive benefits of good design on the lives of human beings, and helping to define and shape the discussion for years to come.