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Mad Men set design: The furniture in Don Draper's office

I've surfaced from a three-day Mad Men binge, and now all I can do is wait on tenterhooks for the Season 3 premiere next month. In the meantime, I'll continue to obsess over the work of Amy Wells, the show's incredible set designer. She's revealed a few of her furniture and decor sources in various interviews, without going so far as to identify specific pieces. I've read that set designers guard their sources carefully -- and I would, too, if my interiors looked as good as this!

 

Do a little research, though, and you'll learn that the chair, couch, and coffee table in Don Draper's office (above) are the 'Boxy' models from Futurama, a maker of custom vintage furniture in L.A. Word is that Wells shops there a lot, as well as at Xcape (in Long Beach). The chair in the foreground, above right, looks like Finn Juhl, but I have yet to find a model that's an exact match. If anyone has more info, please let me know!

 

Photo credit: AMC.

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Taken on July 22, 2009