A MODERN BLOG FOR THE MIDCENTURY ENTHUSIAST
Milo Baughman Designs
At Lewis Interiors, we love to honor the legendary designers who have handcrafted the furniture we are so passionate about. After all, mid century modern furniture and designs make the world go 'round in our book!
Today, we are proud to introduce you to the great American modern furniture designer, Milo Ray Baughman, Jr. (10/07/23 – 07/23/03). A Kansas born creative who grew up Long Beach, California, Milo Baughman designed countless pieces that are still in high demand today. He served 4 years in the Army Air Force during World War II, designing officer’s clubs along the way.
During his career, Baughman designed for many furniture companies, including DIA (Design Institute of America), George Kovacs, Directional, Henredon and Drexel, and Mode Furniture. His most famous connection, however, was his long-lasting design relationship with Thayer Coggin Inc., of High Point, North Carolina, with whom he designed for nearly 50 years. He was inducted into the Furniture Designer’s Hall of Fame in 1987. Milo Baughman designs are so sought after in our industry that contemporary furniture designers and dealers continue to copy, reinvent, and revive his work to this day.
Milo Baughman’s most famous and iconic designs include: the “951-103” chair, the “820-400” chaise, the “989-103" lounge chair, and the “955-304” sofa.
Here are our favorite quotes from Milo Baughman:
“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interested, but too often belongs only in museum.”
“When I left Art Center, I thought Modern design would change the world. Now, I no longer have such lofty hopes, but perhaps the world is just a bit better off because of it. In any event, good Modern has already proven to be the most enduring, timeless, and classic of all design movements.”
About Lewis Interiors
Lewis Interiors delivers high-quality vintage/retro goods and custom handcrafted furniture to local and online clients. Lewis Interiors strives to be a leader in the vintage and American-made handcrafted furniture industry. We make an effort to provide an excellent customer experience from beginning to end on every transaction. As a small family-owned business, our goal is to obtain moderate growth and annual profitability - while maintaining our passion for Mid Century Modern style and delivering high-quality products.
Lewis Interiors loves everything modern, vintage, & retro! Specializing in MCM and custom built furniture, Lewis Interiors has a wealth of knowledge and experience!