13 September 2012

Milo Baughman

My friend's grandfather is Milo Baughman, one of the great designers of mid-century modern furniture.  Over dinner one night, all my Brooklyn designer friends started going nuts over that fact that MILO was Ryan's grandfather (they were more in the know than me)!  This led to a phone call from another one of my friends who worked at the Design Within Reach offices at the time who said something like..."Um, the owner of DWR wants to speak with your friend...he has been collecting Milo Baughman originals for years and wants to speak to his family about launching a collection at DWR."  So, the connection was made.  DWR worked closely with the Baughman family to work out the details...

And now, you can purchase Milo Baughman furniture at Design Within Reach....  :)

Funny enough, Ryan was my connection to the woman who set me up with Danny.  It was all meant to be.  :)

What do you think of Milo's pieces?  (And isn't Milo a cool name?)

I'd take this recliner from DWR.

And I also love these vintage Milo pieces:


Interesting side note:  In 1965, Milo converted to be a Mormon and then in 1969 established the Department of Environmental Design at Brigham Young University.  So cool!  He maintained his professional design studio right up until his death at age 80. 
Rosewood Sofa / Walnut Credenza / Yellow Club Chairs/ Blue Velvet Rosewood Sofa  / Gray Lounge Chairs / Red Lounge Chair / Barrel Chairs with Walnut Legs/ Tambour Door Credenza


Also!  Getting ready for the workshop we will be doing at the Manhattan Singles Conference this weekend.  Oh man- wish us luck.  A few asked if it will be recorded.  I don't believe that it will (but thanks for asking!)  We will try recording the audio with our i-phones.  I really do want to just pour out my heart to anyone who is single.  I know it can be such a questioning time that can really test your confidence.  I hope I can say something inspiring.  Cause I also know that having moments that test you can be some of your greatest blessings.... 

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  1. I love Milo! I took design classes from him when I was a student at BYU, and my good friend actually worked for him after she graduated. She has a full scale sketch of a chair that Milo designed and had her draft up for his manufacturers hanging in her office. (and several more at home) I learned a lot from him about interior design and design in general. I was super delighted recently to see one of his chairs for sale in Crate and Barrel. At any rate, he was a great man and I feel so blessed to have known and learned from him.

    1. oh my goodness - wow. That is so cool. I'm so glad you wrote in.

  2. Mara, I love your blog for all the love stuff. But I think I love it most for all the designy stuff! Keep it up!!!

    1. Glad you don't mind a little design stuff here and there :) I enjoy it too, and can't help but fit it in from time to time...

  3. Hey Mara,

    I'll be town this weekend (through Weds.) for our pop-up shop. Will you be around. It would be fun to see you!

  4. That's crazy cool. I know(ish) R. Baughman... pretty amazing grandpa.

  5. I've always loved M.B's mid-century furniture! Great post!

  6. I have a vintage M.B. milk glass floor lamp, bottom says MILO MANUFACTURING SAN FRANCISCO. Any idea of the value?


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