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The Furniture of Mad Men: Don Draper’s Office

With the upcoming season of Mad Men, the Mid-Century Modernist has turned its eye on spotting some of the furniture that makes part of the set of one of the best dramas on television. The series is set in the 1960s and the designers have made every effort to depict what a Madison Avenue ad agency really looked like, starting with Don Draper’s Office.

We wanted to make sure it wasn’t a textbook study of mid-century modern America — as Matt specifically pointed out, look around your own house, does everything exist from 2007 or do you actually have stuff lying around from the ’80s?
- Dan Bishop, Production Designer

“One of the best references — we just used it this morning for the size of a baby blanket — is the Sears catalogs and the Montgomery Ward catalog,” she says. “They’re so specific, and they have all these items. And then I have every decorating book from the late ’40s through the mid-’60s. So Better Homes & Gardens — you know, all those decorating books that came out every year — I have all of those.”
- Amy Wells, Set Decorator

Set Design: AMC’s Mad Men, via The Mid-Century Modernist


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3 Responses to
“The Furniture of Mad Men: Don Draper’s Office”

  1. jhen Says:

    I want to work now in Don Draper office :) Don Draper you should try this activity in Asia

  2. Mark Andaya Says:

    Amazing that so many different designs could blend so well with each other. It almost makes me want to browse through Furniture stores in los angeles and see if I can't pull off something similar.

  3. Jessica Says:

    Does anyone know who made the red/orange chairs in Don's office? Thanks

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