Production Design: Mad Men, Seasons 1-3

Mad Men is heralded for its immaculate, American mid-century style by…everyone. Everyone!

Because…well. Look at these sets. Gorgeous. Meticulously constructed.

Now that the beloved Ad men have moved on and into the Time-Life building in Season 4, most of the old digs have been left behind.

Divorce, mergers, conceiving a new company – these are all clever ways to re-invent a show and its production design.

Before all sets were scrapped, they were heavily photographed, of course. Here’s a collection of great set stills from Seasons 1 to 3.

I grabbed a lot of stills from the Mad Men eBay auction for the City of Hope, which is now closed.

Too bad – it would’ve been great to own a chair from Paul Kinsey’s office!

INT. ROGER STERLING’S OFFICE

INT. STERLING COOPER – RECEPTION AREA

INT. STERLING COOPER BULLPEN

INT. DON DRAPER’S OFFICE

3INT. BERT COOPER’S OFFICE

INT. HARRY CRANE’S OFFICE

INT. PETE CAMPBELL’S OFFICE

INT. PEGGY OLSON’S OFFICE

INT. STERLING COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM

INT. STERLING COOPER HALLWAY

INT. STERLING COOPER BREAK ROOM

INT. DRAPER RESIDENCE – KITCHEN

INT. DRAPER RESIDENCE – LIVING ROOM

And because you sat through class… here’s a gift:

our lovely Ms. Hendricks, posing for UK GQ:

Sources:

SDSA Set Decor Magazine

Mad Men eBay Auction for City of Hope

AMC TV interview with Production Designer Dan Bishop

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