Welcome to 1969: Mad Men's Award-Winning Set Design

On Matthew Weiner’s TV series Mad Men, the set for the New York apartment of Don and Megan Draper is a penthouse on Park Avenue.  Photography by Eric Laignel.

Peggy Olson at Sterling Cooper & Partners, in her office’s task chair by Charles and Ray Eames. Photography courtesy of Jaimie Trueblood/AMC.

Ted Chaough’s warm character represented by the wood furniture in his office. Photography courtesy of Jaimie Trueblood/AMC.

Joan Harris visiting Don Draper’s office. Photography courtesy of Ron Jaffe/AMC.

Milton Glaser’s publicity poster. Photography courtesy of Milton Glaser and AMC.

The Drapers on their vintage-looking bedcover; Photography courtesy of Michael Yarish/AMC.

A custom Florence Knoll–style sofa and matching chair anchor the account-executive lounge at the agency. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Jim Cutler and Stan Rizzo speed past. Photography courtesy of Jordin Althaus/AMC.

Backdrops await their close-up. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Paneling in the reception area imitates walnut. Photography by Eric Laignel.

New teak veneer tops the vintage table in the conference room. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A licensed copy of a Mark Rothko painting hangs in Bert Cooper’s office. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Secretarial desks are reproductions. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A Dutch mid-century rosewood desk at the agency. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The logo unveiled the previous season. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Megan Draper’s Los Angeles bungalow bedroom. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Magazines that the ad men use for research. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The Drapers’ bedroom’s 1950’s TV. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A print by David Weidman in Olson’s office. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The phone booth in the elevator lobby. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Eero Saarinen’s standing ashtray. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Chaough’s office’s ’60’s-esque wallpaper. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The storefront system essentially replicates the Time & Life Building’s. Photography by Eric Laignel.

One of the agency’s stairway sets was designed specifically for shots upward. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Custom cabinetry in the Drapers’ bedroom is walnut. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The bungalow was based on an actual L.A. house. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Paul Williams’s L.A. headquarters for MCA, 1939, inspired the agency’s new satellite office. Photography by Eric Laignel.

In the bungalow kitchen, a vintage refrigerator stands next to a rare 36-inch stove.  Photography by Eric Laignel.

The bedroom features a macrame dream-catcher. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Bar stools by Erik Buch line the counter of the Drapers’ kitchen. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Its color palette is intended as a counterpoint to the hard lines of the architecture. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Megan Draper serves cocktails to neighbors Arnold and Sylvia Rosen. Photography courtesy of Michael Yarish/AMC.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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