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The Streamliner Chair and Ottoman by Thayer Coggin. Grab an iconic piece of design history! A beautiful mid-century modern design by Milo Baughman. The Streamliner looks so cool, but is just as comfortable to sit on and relax. The comfort of the Streamliner aside from it's designed shape is thanks in large part to the premium components used in the process. Hand finished kiln dried hardwood frames, high end 2.5 density hand shaped foam, and Marshall Springs built into the chair are an example. We feel it equally important to note that Thayer Coggin production standards are second to none. One person is in charge of each piece of furniture they make from start to finish, making everything with pride at the Thayer Coggin Factory in High Point, North Carolina. That's a hard to find trait in today's world, and at Thayer Coggin it's just the way things are done each and every day. The substantial metal arms are crafted in brushed brass. The fabric is a beautiful textured warm grey, a perfect compliment that Royale Coggin herself helped us select.
Manufacturer Brand: Thayer Coggin
Availability: 1 in stock
Depth: 39"
Width: 29"
Height: 32.5"
Weight: 115 lbs
$3,500.00

The Streamliner Chair and Ottoman by Thayer Coggin

 

1395-103-SB Lounge Chair Specifications

29"W 39"D 32.5"H
Seat depth 22 in.
Seat height 18 in.
Arm height 16-23 in.
Arm width 2 in.No.

 

1395-000-SB Ottoman
W 29 D 23 H 14 in.

 

 

 

 

The Streamliner Chair and Ottoman by Thayer Coggin

 

1395-103-SB Lounge Chair Specifications

29"W 39"D 32.5"H
Seat depth 22 in.
Seat height 18 in.
Arm height 16-23 in.
Arm width 2 in.No.

 

1395-000-SB Ottoman
W 29 D 23 H 14 in.

 

 

 

 

MILO BAUGHMAN (1923-2003), was a pioneer in modern design and one of the leading modern furniture designers of the second half of the 20th century. Baughman was brought east from his native California by Thayer Coggin in the 1950s to design the first lines for his collection of related upholstered groups.

Baughman's uniquely American designs are forward-thinking and distinctive, yet unpretentious.The relaxed and timeless quality of his furniture has created a ready and consistent response, and his highly influential work continues to be collected and reinvented and revived by designers around the world.

Paramount to Baughman's design philosophy was that good design is enduring design. Baughman's characteristic restraint did not permit the look of mere novelty to enter in. Rather, he achieved a look that is uncompromisingly modern, but which never violates the timeless standards of classic good taste.

Baughman's work was included in "High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1987, he was inducted in the the Furniture Hall of Fame.

From 1953 to 2003, Thayer Coggin and Milo Baughman collaborated on designs, engineering and manufacturing techniques that came to define the mid-century modern era of American residential furniture. Thayer Coggin, Inc. and the estate of Milo Baughman have entered into a lifetime licensing agreement, so that the design classics of Mlio Baughman would forever be appropriately built by Thayer Coggin according to their original specifications.

Thayer Coggin furniture is custom made to order and handcrafted by master craftsmen in our workshops in High Point, North Carolina. The company is family-owned and operated.

The year was 1953. A meeting took place between two gentlemen that is now recognized as marking an important inflection point in the history of the American furniture industry. The unique and creative design genius of one, combined with the inventive engineering and manufacturing expertise of the other, manifested into the formation of Thayer Coggin, Inc.

THAYER COGGIN was born in 1922 and raised in Denton, North Carolina. In 1934 during the midst of the depression, his father moved the family 25 miles north to High Point, NC, seeking better opportunities for his lumber business.

Thayer's love of furniture began on an early Christmas, when all he asked for was for a claw hammer. After receiving it, Thayer proceeded to make his own bedroom suite. A few years later while in shop class at High Point High School, he made rocking chairs and cedar chests for tuition money to attend High Point College (now High Point University). By the end of his freshman year, Thayer felt compelled to join the U.S. Army and served four years primarily as a medic in North Africa.

Returning home after the war, he was torn between going back to college or starting a furniture company. He chose his first love and founded James Manufacturing, producing sleeper sofas and rocking chairs. Sears Roebuck and Company became his biggest customer. The decision to manufacture these basic products was a pragmatic one, but Thayer felt the designs were mundane. He dreamed of producing designs that were innovative, and in a search for inspiration, he went to Europe in the early 1950s. It was there that he first saw light-scaled, European upholstery. He commented, "The simple clean lines appealed to my sense of beauty... (their impression) hit me like a ton of bricks."

Thayer became a contemporary furniture convert. At that point, he developed a singular focus: He strove to develop furniture featuring sleek, horizontal lines, synonymous with the ranch style homes that characterized post-war suburbia. He just needed to find the right creative designer.

Enter Milo Baughman - 

MILO BAUGHMAN (pronounced Boffman) was born in 1923 on a farm in western Kansas. A year later his father moved the family to Long Beach, California. As a young man, Milo demonstrated a high-spirited creative flair, especially for the visual arts. When he was thirteen years old, his parents decided to build a house. Milo's parents challenged him to develop an architectural plan for both the exterior and interior. His diligence resulted in the construction of the house his parents lived in for 34 years.

Upon graduation from Long Beach High School in 1941, Milo enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was periodically commissioned to design officer's clubs. He served until 1945, leaving after the end of WWII. After the war, he entered what became to be known as the California Institute of the Arts, majoring in Product and Architectural Design.

He began his professional career at Frank Brothers, an all modern specialty furniture store and soon co-founded "Furniture Forum," an important publication on modern design. In 1947, he established Milo Baughman Design Inc. Utilizing mainly walnut, iron and Formica, he created designs for Glenn of California and Pacific Iron, both of which became identified with the burgeoning "California Modern" furniture style.

In 1951, he designed a major line for Drexel of North Carolina and Winchendon Furniture of Massachusetts, bringing him to the east coast. Having received acclaim by The New York Times for innovative designs that were "elegant and fresh" and "strong and greatly sophisticated," Milo travelled to High Point, NC, the national center for furniture manufacturing, in an attempt to attract interest in his modern, upholstery designs. All the major companies turned him down. His last meeting was with Thayer Coggin. Milo later remarked, "For about an hour, I showed him my designs. Thayer suddenly stood up and said, 'This isn't like anything I have ever seen before, but I like it. Let's do it.'"

IN STORE PICK UP - The simple choice is to come in and pick up your order once it arrives.  If you decide this is for you, please make certain that you bring all necessry blankes, straps, and anything needed to safely get your new items to their final destination safe and sound.  Make sure the vehicle you bring is big enough to fit the item you've ordered.  When your order arrives to the warehouse, we'll give you a call and you can come pick it up.  Sometimes items we offer require us to do the delivery, and we'll be sure to specify any item that does.  

 

BASIC DELIVERY  If you'd like to have us bring your items to you, but you prefer to move them about your home on your own, we offer a basic delivery service.  When an item arrives for you, we'll call you and schedule a day and time to bring it to your home.  Once at your home, we'll unpack it and bring it just inside your door.  And from there it's all up to you.    

 

DELUXE DELIVERY   If you want the easiest way about it, we offer full service delivery and set up.  When an item arrives for you, we'll call you to schedule a day and time that works best to meet at your home.  And when we get there, just show us where you'd like your new furnishings to be placed.  We'll take care of the rest.  We place the items you've ordered just where you'd like them to go, making sure everything is set and put together properly, leveled, and ready for your enjoyment.  We don't set up electronic equipment though. 

 

MAKE YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS  Select this option if you want to make your own shipping and delivery arrangements. Many customers opt for arranging their own shipping and delivery.  If this is for you, we'll have your items packed and ready to go when your shipping or delivery company comes buy to pick everything up.    

  

Foster’s is a fourth generation family owned and operated small business that was founded in 1951.  It's our sound belief that the furniture that you place in your home is a direct reflection of your individual taste and lifestyle.  After you decide to purchase, it's our belief that you should have the least amount of concern about how your furniture gets into your home and put together. If you have any questions what so ever please call us at 206.243.1834. 

In all instances, make certain you have measured to be sure the pieces you are ordering can get into your home and fit into your room.  Make sure it will fit through all the doors along the way.  Make sure it will be able to turn around all the corners along the way.  Make sure it can fit through stairwells or into elevators.  And if you live in a residence that requires us to make an appointment for use of a loading dock or receiving area, please be sure to let us know so we can plan accordingly. 

And before you sign off on our delivery receipt, please make sure nothing is damaged or missing before signing.  Please understand that we rely on you to make sure the item arrived undamaged by the shipping and delivery process.  If an item arrives with something missing or something is damaged, please go ahead with receiving it BUT NOTATE THE MISSING ITEM OR DAMAGES ON YOUR DELIVERY TICKET.  Then please contact us right away.  We'll take care of everything expeditiously, but you need to make sure you write down any exceptions on the delivery ticket before you sign it.  Some exclusions for our delivery services apply.  These services exclude Alaska, Hawaii, or international locations.  All prices, shipping, as well as delivery, are based in US Dollars and only delivered within the continental USA.  If the pieces you'd like need to go to Alaska, Hawaii, or an international location, please contact us for a proper quote.  

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