Tub chair, EXTRORDINAIRE!!!!! WOW!!! Isn’t it breathtaking? We certainly think so! This is a phenomenal vintage square tub chair model #1438 designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. This fabulous chair design is still in current production by Thayer Coggin; but this one is the vintage original! And it wears its ORIGINAL lovely blue and rust striped and patterned fabric… We realize that said fabric is in “wonderfully worn” condition; however, it’s so great that we would use it the way it is so we could enjoy it a bit, but most will want to recover. Even though we love this fabric we can also imagine it wearing a soft neutral colored fabulous mohair or one of Jack Lenor Larsen’s phenomenal current production fabrics! This incredible chair has loose seat and back cushions of foam and poly which nestle nicely into the inner chair frame that is also all upholstered. All of this is then supported and surrounded on both sides and back by the gorgeous cane and chrome outer frame. Talk about SUPERB comfort and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS design!!! We did have to do a little modification to this lovely chair as we acquired it without legs, or possibly a swivel base, so we have added custom-made-as-close-to-the-originals-as-we-could short round wood legs and it looks incredible!! It is going to look amazing in your modern living room next to a wonderful sofa or loveseat, in a corner of your bedroom, or in a sitting room next to a fantastic floor lamp. In addition, it would look marvelous in an industrial setting, contemporary country home, or surrounded by some Hollywood Regency decor.
One of the most remarkable partnerships in the mid-century modern to modern design world was the phenomenal furniture making duo of Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin. 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 and began designing interiors and furniture. Thayer Coggin was born in 1922 in Denton, North Carolina. Twelve years later his family moved 25 miles north to High Point where he grew up surrounded by furniture manufacturing. Thayer’s first love was furniture and Milo’s was design. So, together in 1953, after the two met, history was made in American furniture making by one of the greatest collaborations in the industry. During his career and before his death in 2003, Milo did design for several other companies as well as his own, but it is his collaboration with Thayer Coggin that is most impressive and sought-after today. Thayer Coggin, Inc. is still in business today even after its namesake’s death and is still offering classic selections from the late Baughman’s designs.
Iconic designer and manufacturer, Impeccable style, and unmatchable comfort… This fabulous tub chair by Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin has it ALL!! What are you waiting for? Make it yours!!