Slick side partings. Evocative hotel rooms. Whisky on the rocks. The television show Mad Men, now in its sixth series, portrays the glamorous lives and loves in a fictional Manhattan advertising agency in the fifties and sixties, and leaves us as giddy as a second Martini.
It’s not just the captivating plot lines and the decadent scenes with Don Draper that makes us wish we were born in a different time period. Mad Men is a visual treat – it’s the sets, the décor and the spaces accompanied by double-breasted suits, pea coats and pencil skirts. For us, it’s less Don Draper and more Don Draper’s drapes.
As we’ve gone through series one to six, we’ve been transported through a glossy showcase from the post-war to the late sixties eras, cementing our love for mid-century modern design. The show has been critically acclaimed for its authentic understanding of the period’s style, portraying the classy, affluent mid-century look – rather than the cliché bright orange swirls and cheap moulded plastic that can be depicted of this time period. We’re happy to see a shift away from the buzzword ‘retro’ and to see the era’s true style.
It was the era when G Plan first made its name. Even today the original G Plan furniture pieces are highly sought after, as is the current G Plan Vintage range for its authentic style and modern contemporary twists.
G Plan Vintage and the cast of Mad Men are the perfect combination, don’t you agree? We take inspiration from Mad Men’s use of interiors and our Pinterest Board shows many sets and layouts taken from the hit show. Have a look to see how you could add a mid-century touch to your home. Why not start your own Mad Men inspired board? Of course, with a Martini in hand, darling.
Don Draper’s apartment