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A Virtual Look Into Don Draper?s Mad Men Apartment

In the 5th season of Mad Men, it?s June 1966, and Draper moves into his love nest with his young wife, Megan. The set was designed by Claudette Didul and the Mad Men team, and it?s a psychogram of a man who is about to fall apart at the seams.

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In the 5th season of Mad Men, it?s June 1966, and Draper moves into his love nest with his young wife, Megan. The set was designed by Claudette Didul and the Mad Men team, and it?s a psychogram of a man who is about to fall apart at the seams.Everything about the space is designed to be perfectly of its time. It has a white carpeted conversation pit for a living room, and a modernist kitchen with clashing colours. The masculine elements include a leather armchair, and a drum-shaped ice bucket. The design is inspired by the 1965 book ?Decoration USA,? by Jose Wilson and Arthur Leaman, and the bestselling books of Betty Pepis. This is pop design, no high modernist masterpiece, it?s about pretending you are happy, rather than about civilization. A small indicator of depravity: the living room is over twice the size of the dining room. Who cares about table manners when your wife is half your age"Perhaps the classic design decision that would never be made today is the way that the kitchen is screened off from the living and dining spaces. Kitchens now, thanks to the popularity of the kitchen island, are about public performance. But this kitchen, which Megan probably never spent much time in, is ...
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