If you’re familiar with the AMC show Mad Men you’ve probably noticed how all the design and furniture pieces have this certain look to them. And if you’ve never watched the period piece, it was basically a drama about the age of ad agencies and the powerful men who worked at them. But it also provided a glimpse into the culture of the 1960s onward, as the show followed an extremely talented ad executive and his trial and tribulations. It was one of the most talked about shows from 2007 to 2015, when it finally ended. While many will remember it’s main character Don Draper (played by the Jon Hamm), design enthusiasts (and Manhattan Home Design reviews fans) are often mesmerized by the beautiful furniture pieces!
As a site devoted to Mid Century Modern (MCM) furniture, we can’t help but fall in love with every single piece of furniture the show featured! Every week was new eye-candy for MCM fans like us and those who write all the wonderful Manhattan Home Design reviews on our MCM-inspired pieces! In the eight years that the show ran, design professionals would use the show’s pieces (conceived by Dan Bishop, the show’s production designer) as inspiration for their own clients who wanted to achieve the exact look they saw in certain episodes. Once can even argue that Mad Men is what made MCM so popular these days!
Designers everywhere were tasked with design jobs that mimicked Don Drapper’s office or his MCM-filled home (and later apartment), making manufacturers and retailers quick to capitalize on the trendy pieces that the show was featuring. But the thing with MCM pieces is that they’re anything but cheap, which is why we want to bring back MCM for the masses with our inspired pieces that look just like the real thing at more attainable prices. Look up any of our Manhattan Home Design reviews and you’ll see that our furniture isn’t some half-assed imitation, but quality pieces that look and feel just like the real thing!
We’re providing MCM fans the ability to copy their favorite Mad Men looks without having to break the bank because we have a passion for MCM design and want to share it with the world! We saw the beauty of MCM in Mad Men, just as many of our fans that leave Manhattan Home Design reviews on our site did, and were inspired by each of the retro pieces.