Milo Baughman 1188 Dining Chairfrom Design Within Reach$1,600Buy Now from Design Within Reach
The 1188 Chair (1968) was Milo Baughmans favorite chair and the one with which he chose to furnish the home of business partner and friend Thayer Coggin. Given that the Coggin family couldve had any dining chair in the companys inventory, the 1188 is something special indeed. Baughman and Coggin met in 1953 and formed a powerful partnership that lasted for five decades. The North Carolina-based company is still the exclusive manufacturer of Baughman furniture to this day. The designers work was included in High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985. Baughman was inducted into the Furniture Design Hall of Fame in 1987. Made in U. S. A. Natural leather is prized for its unique markings. Scars, scrapes and wrinkles are not defects. For the Ivory/Bronze chair, the bronze finish is created by hand and is not uniform. This is intentional, and the marks of the craftsman are left on the chair to add warmth and character to each piece.