DFG invites you to see, touch and feel 26 pieces of furniture designed by acclaimed modernist Milo Baughman and made by Thayer Coggin. We will hold a drawing for one of these groundbreaking pieces: a Thayer Coggin Sling Chair, designed by Milo Baughman in 1972. There will be beverages and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy along with a talk by Thayer Coggin’s director of sales and marketing, Phil Miller, on the two men, their collaboration and its influence on American mid-century modern residential furniture design.
Milo Baughman was one of the leading furniture designers of the second half of the 20th century. Baughman’s uniquely American designs are forward thinking and distinctive, but without pretension. Paramount to Baughman’s design philosophy was that good design is enduring design, and his highly influential work continues to be collected, reinvented and revived by designers around the world.
Since 1953, Thayer Coggin has been committed to timeless modern design and exacting manufacturing. In a process unique in the home furnishings industry, Thayer Coggin furniture is bench-made by a single craftsperson. This rare technique, still used today, ensures continuity among pieces and guarantees the highest quality upholstery that Thayer Coggin demanded.
From 1953 to 2003, Thayer Coggin and Milo Baughman collaborated on designs, engineering and manufacturing techniques that came to define the mid-century modern era of American residential furniture. The spirit of their long-standing friendship remains alive after both men’s passing. Thayer Coggin, Inc., and the estate of Milo Baughman have a lifetime licensing agreement so that Thayer Coggin will forever build the designs of Milo Baughman according to their original specifications. This roadshow is a celebration of what they created together.
To be eligible to win the Thayer Coggin Sling Chair from the Milo Baughman Collection, RSVP here and be present at the drawing (May 19, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm).