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'Mad Men' office style

‘Mad Men’ office style — Putting a modern spin on the set pieces in the AMC series’ workplace

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We’re mad for Don Draper’s corner office, so we asked Mad Men decorator Amy Wells for a tour of one of the AMC drama’s Emmy-nominated sets.

1 Behind the Throne
Don’s (Jon Hamm) leather chair is a replica of a ”Time-Life chair” — a design created in 1960 for the company — that Wells purchased at TR Trading Co. in L.A.
MODERN TAKE
Eames Soft Pad Chair (from $2,130, dwr.com)

2 A Dated Agenda
His secretary may know how he takes his rye, but a high-level exec like Don still prefers to keep his own appointment book — a pristine original from the 1950s.
MODERN TAKE
Leather planners (from $28, graphicimage.com)

3 Sleek Seating
The adman conducts some of his most important meetings on this couch (and matching wooden-boxed chair), a reproduction from L.A.’s Futurama vintage furniture store.
MODERN TAKE
Burke Sofa ($1,500, roomandboard.com)

4 Sharp Image
Appearances in the Sterling Cooper offices can be deceiving, so it’s no surprise that the paperweight on Don’s desk is an electric pencil sharpener.
MODERN TAKE
Staple Free Stapler ($10, wrapables.com)

5 Talk of the Town
The telephones for the entire floor — which are antiques, but still work — all match. Conformity was key in the early ’60s, after all.
MODERN TAKE
Crosley’s Kettle Classic (from $50, crosleyradio.com)

6 Commercial Success
SPOILER ALERT: Sterling Cooper will soon acquire IBM as a client. Given the prominent placement of the company’s ad (a reprint of an original), we bet this account will advance Don’s fortunes.
MODERN TAKE
1960s TWA poster ($575, internationalposter.com)

7 Guiding Light
Season 2 takes place 15 months from where the show left off, but Wells notes that most of the decor around the workplace — like these vintage brass Stiffel lamps — remains unchanged.
MODERN TAKE
Lao table lamp ($50, cb2.com)