'Mad Men' office style -- Putting a modern spin on the set pieces in the AMC series' workplace
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lao table lamp ($50, cb2.com)