Double Debonaire!!! These vintage modern cube shaped nightstands designed and created by the ICONIC duo Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin are simply extraordinary! Let’s start by talking about the incredible, almost breathtaking grain in the rosewood veneer, both inside the nightstands AND outside!! The veneer on the face pieces is so beautifully matched, it just draws you in…it’s stunning to say the least!! A beautiful brass plated steel band wraps around the base of each nightstand, It’s a marvelous detail!! Each door opens using a finger groove and there is a single ebonized drawer and open space underneath for great extra storage! And just a fun suggestion… if you aren’t necessarily in need of nightstands, they would be wonderful end tables in your living room or pedestals for a piece of artwork or a large sculpture. When eclectic partnerships such as Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin come together and create, it results in furniture with style and presence that is simply unmatchable and highly sought after. Versatility, exemplary presence, and magnificent mid-century modern style…how can you go wrong?
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.
Call them nightstands, call them end tables, or call them pedestals…but whatever you choose to call these incredible nightstands by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin…make sure you call them yours!!