“Mad Men” Furniture: Mid-Century Modern Custom Designs
Love “Mad Men” and “Mad Men” furniture? The critically acclaimed series has captured the ethos of early 1960s America as well as the mid-century modern style of the time in incredible detail, with meticulously designed sets, wardrobes, and both original and reproduction furniture. “Nearly every shot of ‘Mad Men’ is filled with objects from an era rich with new ideas,” writes Stephen Coles of The Mid-Century Modernist, “a time when modernism was still fresh, yet more mature than its early years – on the brink of going mainstream.”
Bring “Mad Men” style to your next custom furniture project. CustomMade artisans can reproduce “Mad Men” furniture or create new works for you inspired by the show and its mid-century modern aesthetic.
Looking for a custom desk that would be at home in Don Draper’s office? Perhaps you remember the furniture of that era? This walnut mid-century desk with a Formica top by Eternal Furniture & Design was inspired by the desk a customer had while growing up. Contact Brian McAlpine and have him create a mid-century modern design for your home or office.
Don Draper’s desk chair is an original Eames executive chair, a design originally created in 1960 by Charles and Ray Eames for the ultra-modern Time-Life building in New York City. The Eames style and philosophy had a major impact on mid-century modern style and has influenced works by CustomMade artisans, such as this dining chair #2 by Reed Hansuld Fine Furniture Craftsman, who can create a custom version for your dining room in your choice of domestic or exotic woods, and this bamboo and steel mid-century modern kidney bean coffee table by Studio 1212, who can bring the sleek lines of this Eames-era design to your own custom table.
The Ason sofas and Rio chair by Viesso Custom Furniture echo the bold, geometric, yet comfortable modern style of the case sofas featured on “Mad Men,” which were inspired by Milo Baughman and Jydsk Mobelvaerk originals. Contact Viesso Custom Furniture and discuss your design options.
Maintaining the period authenticity of “Mad Men” furniture and keeping anachronistic elements at bay is a demanding task for the series decorators and designers. Are you afraid your mid-20th-century yearnings and your 21st century technologies can’t coexist in your custom furniture? Ron Corl Design Ltd. can create modern furniture to span the decades in style. This Modern Funky credenza desk was based on a modern Italian design but customized to discretely hide unmentionables, like phone chargers and “routers and stuff.” Contact Ron and share your “Mad Men” furniture inspirations with an eye to the future/now.
Your mid-century modern “Mad Men” furniture dreams can come true. Just post your ideas on our CustomMade “Get it Made” project board and have interested artisans contact you.