â€œFurniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting,â€ said designer Milo Baughman, â€œbut too often belongs only in museums.â€ A firm believer that good design can have a positive influence in our lives, Baughman knew how to design sophisticated, sexy chairs â€“ even when it came to a Recliner (1966). Recognized as one of the originators of the California modern movement, Baughman began his career as a custom furniture designer, and in 1953 he joined forces with Thayer Coggin, the founder of the North Carolina company that is still the exclusive manufacturer of Baughmanâ€™s work. For five decades, Baughman designed clean, sophisticated and easy-to-live-with furniture, and we worked closely with Thayer Coggin to bring this Recliner back into production. Baughmanâ€™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. Opens with a slight seated push. Enjoy three stages of comfort: from upright to feet up to full recline. Lily Milo Baughman: Milo Baughman Recliner 74.