Thayer Coggin Announces Limited Edition Milo Baughman Offering

Oct 17, 2013, 15:35 ET from Thayer Coggin, Inc.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In commemoration of its 60th anniversary as a maker of craftsman-made, modern American furniture, Thayer Coggin, Inc. announces plans to release a Limited Edition Milo Baughman Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

Milo Baughman created this AID award winning design - Cruisin', model 1275-103 chair and 1275-000 ottoman - in 1965. It is widely regarded as an iconic, mid-century modern masterpiece. Thayer Coggin originally showcased the chair and ottoman at the 1965 Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C.

As a part of its 60th anniversary, Thayer Coggin, Inc. is releasing a Limited Edition of the Cruisin' Chair and Ottoman. Thayer Coggin will produce only 60 of the chairs and ottomans. Each set will celebrate one of the 60 years that Thayer Coggin has been making handcrafted, American-made, modern furniture.

The Limited Edition Cruisin' Chair and Ottoman will be available in two, one-time only, metal finishes: classic bronze or celestial satin nickel. Upholstery choices include 22 premium-grade, exclusively tanned, full-aniline leathers. The 60 chairs and ottomans will be available for pre-sale only. Upon sale, the chair and ottoman will be custom-built to the purchaser's specifications. Each set will have an engraved, numbered bronze plate mounted on the underside of both the chair and ottoman. Each set will come with official documents of authentication, and the purchaser's name along with the piece number will be recorded at the corporate offices of Thayer Coggin, Inc.

Dot Coggin, Thayer Coggin's wife and long-time employee at Thayer Coggin, Inc. will personally sign each chair and ottoman's documentation in appreciation of the owner's purchase of this historic, trend-setting chair and ottoman.

For 60 years, Thayer Coggin (1922-2003) and Milo Baughman (1923-2003) had a collaborative relationship producing iconic furniture that came to define the mid-century, modern American aesthetic. Both men are members of the American Furniture Hall of Fame. Baughman's work was included in "High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design" at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

"This chair set an iconic standard for mid-century modern furniture in America. Thayer Coggin believed in setting trends – not following them. This special limited edition is designed to showcase the vitality of the special relationship between Thayer Coggin and Milo Baughman. We are excited about bringing back this masterpiece for the people who appreciate the work, the design and the craftsmanship of Milo and Thayer," said Phil Miller, Vice-President for Marketing at Thayer Coggin, Inc.

"Thayer took great pride in building the very best furniture. He showed up every day at the workshops, dedicated to excellence in all phases of the building process from product design and custom-made frames, to having the best craftspeople in the business upholster and finish the furniture. Thayer knew our employees were our greatest asset, and he valued every single person who bought his furniture. Over the past 60 years, Thayer Coggin and Milo Baughman cut a bright trail in the furniture industry. I am proud of my daughter, Royale Wiggin, as she leads Thayer Coggin into the future with a renewed spirit of excellence and passion for the highest quality craftsmanship in the industry," said Dot Coggin, wife of Thayer Coggin and Thayer Coggin's Director of Public Relations.

The Limited Edition Cruisin' Chair and Ottoman will be unveiled during the Fall High Point Furniture Market (October 19 - 34) in High Point, NC at the Thayer Coggin showrooms.

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SOURCE Thayer Coggin, Inc.