This mixed wood dining table was designed by Milo Baughman for Directional circa 1960s. Milo Baughman chose beautiful types of wood: rosewood, walnut and oak. He chose them for their dramatic contrast to each other and yet they. work in harmony. This table top expands to seat 10 people. This table has two additional leaves to expand the table. This table has been fully restored and is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 72" x 39" x 29.5" high with (2) 20" leaves,
Total length 112" x 39" fully extended.
Height to bottom of the table top: 27.5" H
Height to the apron: 25.5"H
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About the designer:
Milo Baughman was one of the most agile and adept modern American furniture designers of the late 20th century. A prolific lecturer and writer on the benefits of good design — he taught for years at Brigham Young University — Baughman (whose often-scrambled surname is pronounced BAWF-man) focused almost exclusively on residential furnishings, such as chairs, sofas and benches. He had a particular talent for lounge chairs, perhaps the most sociable piece of furniture.
Like his fellow adoptive Californians Charles and Ray Eames, Baughman’s furniture has a relaxed and breezy air. He was famously opposed to ostentatious and idiosyncratic designs that were made to excite attention. While many of his chair designs are enlivened by such effects as tufted upholstery, Baughman tended to let his materials carry the aesthetic weight, most often relying on seating and table frames made of sturdy and sleek flat-bar chromed metal, and chairs, tables and cabinets finished with highly-figured wood veneers.
Like his colleagues Karl Springer and the multifarious Pierre Cardin, Baughman’s designs are emblematic of the 1970s: sleek, sure and scintillating.