Design Classic Dining Chair with Padded Arms
Entering into business in 1953, Thayer Coggin carved out a unique identity in the home furnishings market through a commitment to modern, classic design. Through founder Thayer Coggin's vision and designer Milo Baughman's creations, Thayer Coggin has defined the mid-century modern era and curated a collection of some of the most recognizable furniture designs in the world. Baughman's design philosophy was that good design is enduring design and achieved a look that is uncompromisingly modern, but which never violates the timeless standards of classic good taste. Thayer Coggin and Milo Baughman were both inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame.
Thayer Coggin furniture is produced by master craftspeople in the United States using the finest materials available. Their craftspeople work in a state-of-the-art, 200,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, NC. All Thayer Coggin upholstery is bench-made with the same craftsperson upholstering the entire piece.
Thayer Coggin uses the highest quality cushioning available: all polyurethane foams used in seat constructions are environmentally-safe and produced without the use of ozone destroying CFC's. These premium cushions are proven in laboratory tests and actual applications to be durable, versatile and very comfortable.
Milo Baughman (pronounced Boffman) was a pioneer in modern design and one of the leading modern furniture designers of the second half of the 20th century. Baughman was brought east from his native California by Thayer Coggin in the 1950s to design the first lines for his collection of related upholstered groups. Baughman's uniquely American designs were forward-thinking and distinctive, yet unpretentious. The relaxed and timeless quality of his furniture created a ready and consistent response and his highly influential work continues to be collected, reinvented, and revived by designers around the world.
Paramount to Milo Baughman's design philosophy was that good design is enduring design. Baughman's characteristic restraint does not permit the look of mere novelty to enter in. Rather, he achieved a look that is uncompromisingly modern, but which never violates the timeless standards of classic good taste. Baughman's work was included in "High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design," at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985. In 1987, he was inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame.View other products by Milo Baughman