Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Admiring a Classic: Milo Baughman Chairs

If you have been following this blog for awhile, you may have noticed my aesthetic is seemingly always evolving.  When I first started delving in to design, I favored a more traditional look.  However, I have watched myself move towards a more eclectic, contemporary palette in the last few years.  Studying the Bauhaus and designers like Eileen Gray, Mies van der Rohe, and Corbusier in school have also opened my eyes to the beauty and simplicity of clean, midcentury modern and flavorful Art Deco, which when mixed with traditional pieces can really make a space come alive.  I have been drooling over the clean, modern furniture created by Milo Baughman for a while now, and felt it was high time to devote a post to him. His 951 chrome chairs are a favorite of mine:




Milo was born in 1923 in Kansas but was raised in California.  Although he began designed spaces and furniture from a very young age, the defining collaboration in his career began in 1953 when he started working with the North Carolina manufacturer Thayer Coggin.  This partnership lasted five decades and produced many of Milo's enduring classics, like the cantilevered 989-103 chair and bronze-legged sofa:   



I love his club chair with upholstered arms. The deep seat is so luxurious:


Dominique of Comfy Cozy Couture upholstered a pair in this gorgeous leopard print and they are the perfect statement piece in her office.  Delicious, no?!


I am always hunting Craigs List, Etsy, and E-Bay for good Milo Baughman finds.  Obviously, most of them aren't authentic but are styled after his design. 

This beauty is only $395 and has been upholstered in David Hicks Fiorentina fabric (one of my all-time faves):


This club chair pair is claiming to be original, so the price is a bit higher at $2,395 for the pair. I love the white piping + gray velvet:


At only $195, this baby is begging to be reupholstered in something amazing:


So what do you guys think?  Are you a fan of midcentury design, with it's clean lines and simplicity?  



25 comments:

  1. so nice!! ; ]

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  2. One of my fave styles of chairs. They are so chic! xo Kristin

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  3. I am obsessed with the color scheme from the Lindsey Coral Harper photo. Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Dana Kay
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  4. The gray Milo Baughman chairs are original and were designed for Directional. They were a great find but they were also an investment. To recover a parson style chair, the fabric pieces have to be cut in strips for the arms and legs and hand stitched. Therefore, the chair requires a great deal more fabric than you might think. The labor cost to recover these chairs? Over $1,000! Just something to keep in mind when you find a Milo chair at a bargain price. The cost to recover it will set you back big time.

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  5. They look at the ubiquitous office chairs!

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  6. Fabulous! My favourite room is the second one with the mix of styles which works so well to create a room with personality. The Fiorentina fabric is gorgeous too. I'm obsessed with this colour combination at the moment!

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  7. Goodness, love these so much! I like the navy velvet the most I think.

    x Lily
    http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

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  8. Milo is indeed a very good chair developer. I really like the way Milo has been keeping up their business and they made stylist and comfortable chairs. Thanks.

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  9. Awesome collection of dining chairs you have great collection of various varieties of chair. There is another collection of dining chairs which i like .

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  11. Awesome!! really simple but looks rich... i really want to decorate my house like this only.. thanks for sharing

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