Mad Men - Furniture, Home Decor, Interior Design & Gifts

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Set in New York City during the roaring ‘60s, Mad Men’s universal look for its series is very retro. Even the color grading of the whole series is tinged with orange tones reminiscent of sepia. To better capture its chosen time period, the set of Mad Men is designed using mid-century modern architecture. It balances wooden, earthy elements with bright splashes of color, and geometric patterns here and there.

Relive the glory days of the 1960s and create your working space inspired by Don Draper’s office in SCDP. Get a beautifully varnished dark wood desk with a black leather office chair, and some bright orange seats to start with.

For great bargains, check out Mund Office Furniture for recycled mid-century style finds.

60s Elegance in Roly Poly Whiskey Glasses

Don Draper and Roger Sterling having a drink together

Dorothy Thorpe Roly Poly Silver Band Glasses
Dorothy Thorpe Roly Poly Silver Band Glasses

Dorothy Thorpe is an elusive designer from the ‘60s whose simple yet elegant whiskey glasses were catapulted to fame in pop culture due to Don Draper’s preference for them. Her Roly Poly design may not look like much but are actually innovative – if you place them on their side, they roll back into an upright position.

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Orange: Pop of Color

Don Draper staring outside his office window

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Retro Orange Chairs
Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Retro Orange Chairs

Traditional earth tones are soothing to the eyes, but it can become monotonous. A pair of bright orange chairs can add a splash of color to your office. Its jarring color creates a focal point and can elevate your room.

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The Throne of the Boss

Don Draper’s office

Poly Bark Ribbed Office Chair in Black
Poly Bark Ribbed Office Chair in Black

Style isn’t all about aesthetic. It is also about functionality. This ribbed black leather swivel chair is definitely comfortable, perfect for someone whose work requires them to seat most of the day. Its black modern style also clashes organically with the more earthy feel of your space.

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The Desk in Front of the Man

Close-up of Don Draper’s office desk

Vintage 1960s Desk
Vintage 1960s Desk

Mid-century modern is a very intricate balance between the natural and the modern. This handsome dark wood looks homey but at the same time, intimidating. Perfect for the top man. It offers a sense of power and masculinity which balances perfectly with the more feminine tones of the room.

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Booze in the World

Pete Campbell and Roger Sterling inside Campbell’s office

Globe Bar Cart
Globe Bar Cart

Mad Men is notorious for its whiskey and booze so it’s apt for your new office so have a space to put your alcohol in. Sure, a glass cabinet would suffice. But a globe bar is definitely the better way to go. It makes for a wonderful décor piece, and is a novel idea for many.

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Comfort At Work

Don Draper and Roger Sterling talking in Draper’s office

Rivet Sloane Mid-Century Sofa
Rivet Sloane Mid-Century Sofa

If your mid-century office can accommodate it, make sure to put in a boxy sofa inside. The squared design was very prominent during the ‘60s, and it also offers you a comfortable place to take a break in. Make sure to add brightly patterned throw pillows to make the space more inviting.

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Light ‘Em Up

Don Draper’s Zippo lighter

Personalized Zippo Lighter in Gold
Personalized Zippo Lighter in Gold

Don Draper’s lighter is highly significant in the series. As an avid fan, this vintage golden Zippo lighter makes for an excellent décor piece. You can even have it engraved to read Draper’s quote in his.

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Don Draper’s Horse Book Ends

Cast Iron Horse Head Bookends
Cast Iron Horse Head Bookends

Don Draper uses different bookends in his office throughout the series. All of them look classically elegant. A pair of these are the busts of wooden horses, which come off as stylishly masculine.

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Don Draper’s Roulette Cigarette Dispenser

Vintage Roulette Cigarette Lighter
Vintage Roulette Cigarette Lighter

One novelty that many people might want for their own homes is the roulette cigarette holder in Mad Men. You can get this vintage cigarette lighter as an alternative. It’s both gold and roulette-inspired after all.

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Mattel’s Mad Men Collector’s Doll

Barbie Collector 4-Doll Set
Barbie Collector 4-Doll Set

Real Mad Men enthusiasts may want to display this limited Mattel Barbie 4-Doll Collector’s Set. It features Joan Holloway, Roger Sterling, Don Draper, and Betty Draper. It’s a prized set that will look good behind your desk.

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Mad Men Clock

Mad Men-inspired Clock
Mad Men-inspired Clock

Keep in the theme of your room, and add a wall clock inspired by your favorite series. It’s not mid-century designed but it more directly shows your love for Mad Men.

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Mad Men Vinyl Wall Decal

Mad Men Removable Wall Decal
Mad Men Removable Wall Decal

Feel like Don Draper is in the room with you. This removable wall decal would look good behind your sofa to make it look as if Draper is just casually lounging about in your office.

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Mad Men Framed Floor Plan

Mad Men Ad Agency Floor Plan Wall Art
Mad Men Ad Agency Floor Plan Wall Art

The set for Mad Men has become a cult classic much like sets from series like Friends and Gilmore Girls. Fans around the world love looking at its floor plan. Add this framed version to your own office.

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About Mad Men

Mad Men is a television drama series about one of New York’s advertising agencies in the 1960s. It was shown from 2007 to 2015. Mad Men has had many directors throughout the years, but the three most recurring were Phil Abraham, Michael Uppendahl, and Jennifer Getzinger.

Likewise, most of the series’ departments had different directors throughout their stint. But the most recurring roles are:

Production Design – Dan Bishop
Art Direction – Christopher Brown
Set Decoration – Claudette Didul
Costume Design – Janie Bryant

Mad Men’s lead role, Don Draper, is played by actor Jon Hamm.