Successful television is, more often than not, dependent on how good the sets and scenery look. Believe it or not, we take in a lot from our fictional surroundings, and when things stop being interesting, we usually stop watching.
When we think about Mad Men and its sets, what comes to mind? Some select few might mention Roger Sterling’s office. Pristine, favoring white and neutral colors, undeniably modern to the point it was (and still might be) futuristic. Why do we love it? Let’s find out.
From the Eames Office chair to the LC4
Roger’s office is a mid-century craze in terms of furniture, or, as he would have called it at that time, a modernist craze. We start with the ubiquitous Tulip table, which shines with marvelous marble at every close shot.
Behind it, an Eames office chair, full white finish, and a Nesso lamp by the lesser-known (yet genius) mid-century designer, Giancarlo Mattioli.
You can get the Tulip table for $1,598 at Manhattan Home Design along with a modified version of the Eames office chair for $725. Moving on, we find the incredibly gorgeous LC4 Chaise by Le Corbusier, designed in 1928 (90 years old to the date!) with the help of his friend, outstanding French architect Charlotte Perriand.
The LC4 is also in stock with the perfect replica costing $1,676.40 in faux leather finish. Given its position on the office, it might be the boss’ favorite place to cool off, right next to the iconic Arco Lamp ($449) for late-night readings.
Tulip chairs and other, out of stock goodies
We wish we could get it all, but sadly, that isn’t always the case. If you’re looking to steal the look from Sterling’s stylish place of work, Manhattan Home Design can also offer the coffee version of the Tulip table for $642 and the Tulip chairs for $249 a piece. For the rest of the objects, you’ll have to do with a short history lesson.
The Eames Compact sofa, another companion of the Tulip coffee table, has been in production since 1954 and features an ergonomic vision specifically conceived for the office space.
You won’t be able to drift off in it. The Corona chair, designed by Danish functionalist and mid-century modernist Paul Volther in 1961, is extremely comfortable, but a little bit crazy looking. A true indicator of taste, one might argue.
To get the best of mid-century furniture reproductions head on to Manhattan Home Design. We can’t promise we’ll make your office look like the ones they had in Mad Men (it was a different economy), but we help turn your space into a hub that those guys would definitely enjoy.