Milo Baughman, a 20th Century genius of design, was born in Western Kansas in 1923 but was moved a year later by his family to Long Beach, California. He created Milo Baughman Design Inc. in 1947. Thayer Coggin was born in 1922 in Denton, North Carolina. Twelve years later his family moved 25 miles north to High Point. His first love was furniture and Milo’s was design and in 1953, after the two met, history was made in American furniture by one of the greatest collaborations in the industry.