Milo Baughman was a firm believer that good design can have a positive influence on our lives. He lectured frequently on the topic, and often told the story of how at age 13 he designed the interior and exterior of his family's new home. He later served with the U.S. Army, designing officers' clubs during World War II. After the war, Baughman began his career as a custom furniture designer for a Southern California furniture company. There was a strong demand for his clean, sophisticated and easy-to-live-with furniture, so in 1947, he launched Milo Baughman Design, Inc. In 1953, Baughman met Thayer Coggin, who was just launching his furniture business, and a powerful partnership was formed that lasted for five decades. The North Carolina-based furniture company is still the exclusive manufacturer of Baughman's work, and we worked closely with Thayer Coggin to bring the T-Back Lounge Chair (1975) back into production. 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 Design Hall of Fame. Made in U.S.A. DWR Exclusive Materials Polished steel; interior plywood; matrix webbing; foam and fiber cushions; leather upholstery.