Options never cease with this wonderful coffee table. Three tiers of tubular polished chrome frame and glass easily fold and open as required. It can be used as a side table or as a coffee table, when fully opened.
The designer of this style of table, 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, Baughman (pronounced BAWF-man) focused almost exclusively on residential furniture, having a particular talent for lounge chairs.
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 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.
It looks like the chrome on this item has been finished in a brass plating originally. The brass has mostly disappeared through polishing, although there are still signs of the brass, particularly to the underneath of the tubing. This doesn’t detract from the style and attractiveness of the table and has left it, primarily, with a polished chrome finish.
Diameter of top tier 55cm x Height 40cm. Extends to 150cm Length when tiers are swivelled out.