Milo Baughman Dresser and Side Tables for Glen of California.
Dresser $5500 (SOLD)
Side Tables $3000 (Sale) $1200 (Available)
Milo Baughman (1923-2003)
Using the consummate midcentury-modern materials – chrome, stainless steel, glass and leather – he created a new visual vocabulary, built on the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, but infused with the style and ease of the American West Coast along with designers such as Hans and Florence Knoll and Ray and Charles Eames.
He served in the Army Air Forces in World War II, where he gained experience designing officers’ clubs. After returning from the war he studied architectural design, and in 1947, at the age of 24, he launched Milo Baughman Design, Inc. He quickly received commissions from Glenn of California – where he worked with designer Greta Magnusson Grossman – and Pacific Iron, collaborating with these Los Angeles companies to create what we now call the California Modern aesthetic.The defining collaboration of his career, however, began in 1953, when he started working with Thayer Coggin, the North Carolina manufacturer that still produces Milo Baughman furniture today. This partnership lasted five decades and produced enduring classics like the cantilevered 989-103 Chair and the semi-circular 825-301 LAF Sofa. In that time, Baughman never lost touch with his modernist foundation. He maintained his professional design studio right up until his death at age 80.
Glenn of California was a furniture company based in Arcadia, California, that was at the forefront of the California Modernist design movement in the 1940s and 1950s. The most significant influence on the development of the company was the California Modern collection by Milo Baughman and Greta Magnusson Grossman. Using walnut, iron and Formica, they created a distinctive Los Angeles style.
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