Sunday, April 20, 2014

OBJECTS OF DESIRE: Milo Baughman's suave modernist aesthetic

Milo Baughman’s sensuous and streamlined creations are 20th century classics. He maximized drama by using dazzling combinations of chrome, glass, sumptuous burled wood, snazzy contemporary textiles and glossy white lacquer. He once said, “I’m much more interested in the atmosphere of a space than in design as such. I used to go to Astaire and Rogers films twice — once to admire their incomparable dancing, the second time to admire the sets, which were so unashamedly moderne.”


I'm an unabashed Milo fan! If you are too, you might enjoy reading my recent article about his 

designs and philosophy, originally published in   

To read a full-length article about Milo Baughman, published in Modernism magazine, link here.

All photos courtesy of Thayer Coggin Furniture Co.

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