Baughman, Milo

(1923 - 2003)

Milo Ray Baughman, Jr. was an American furniture designer. In 1947, he established Milo Baughman Design Inc. Utilizing mainly walnut, iron and Formica, he created designs for Glenn of California and Pacific Iron, both of which became identified with the burgeoning "California Modern" furniture style. In 1951, he designed a major line for Drexel of North Carolina and Winchendon Furniture of Massachusetts. From 1953 to 2003, Thayer Coggin and Milo Baughman collaborated on designs, engineering and manufacturing techniques that would result in his most famous works.

Baughman co-founded Furniture Forum, an important publication on modern design in the 1940s. His work was included in "High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design" at the Whitnery Museum of American Art. In 1987, he was inducted in the the Furniture Hall of Fame.