I’ve recently become obsessed with Mad Men and I’m a little late to the party, I know. But while everyone wants to talk about all the amazing clothes and juicy story lines, I can’t stop thinking about all the great offices in it!
The Mad Men offices really run the gambit from conservative to mod, which means you can still have a swinging 60s office even in 2013.
Don Draper office is the most conservative office we see. He’s a man still rooted in the traditions of the 50s, who used to have the white picket fence house and the perfect housewife. Now he’s trying to move into the 60s, and so is his office. He’s retained most of his conservative decor, like his executive chair and standard couch, but he’s added a few fun pieces too. I love the colorful pillows and funky alter desk with the wicker guest chairs. It’s perfectly Don: moving into the 60s, piece by piece.
The makeshift conference room is a middle-of-the-road office in the Mad Men world. For the most part, the young, hip copywriters and artists are the ones hanging out in here, but it’s still in an office run by older gentlemen. The chairs are very 60s, but not too in your face and the cloth covered pin walls were all the rage back then. Since it’s in an ad office, I can only imagine how many magazine clippings and drawings are pinned on those wals. The most mod things in the room are the big, abstract print and orange lamp, and even they aren’t the center of attention, much like the people who occupy this space.
Roger Sterling’s office, designed by his trendy ex-wife Jane, automatically screams 60s. Roger himself still seems to be stuck in the 40s (how many times does he mention World War II?), and yet his office is the most then-modern of all of them. I love all of the white and the circle motif in the desk, lamps and giant wall print. And you have to love just how much furniture is in the room. It’s pretty indicative that Roger does more sitting than he does working.
Which office is more your Mad Men style?