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Drexel "Perspective" Floating Top Desk by Milo Baughman

US$6,400Asking Price


This spectacular vintage desk was designed by Milo Baughman for Drexel's "Perspective" collection in the United States. This iconic design is comprised of a file drawer with built in wood dividers on the left side and two drawers to the right. The top compartment consist of cubbies behind two sliders. The top appears to float above an exotic and beautiful Mindoro wood frame imported from the Philippines. The details on this desk reflects the expert craftsmanship put into making this design.


  • Creator
    Drexel (Manufacturer),Milo Baughman (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34.25 in. (87 cm)Width: 56 in. (142.24 cm)Depth: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Professionally refinished.
  • Seller Location
    Burbank, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1270219090982

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About the Designer

Milo Baughman

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, having 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. Baughman 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 chair 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. As you will see from the furniture presented on 1stDibs, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.
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