“Mad Men” might have brought mid-century styles back into the limelight, but this trend has always been a popular choice for office design decisions due to its uncanny ability to seamlessly combine form and function.
Made popular in the 1950s and ’60s, the mid-century style combines clean lines, minimalist furniture and carefully placed pops of bright color – true to the “mod” movement that so often accompanied the mid-century style at the time.
During the heyday of mid-century design, many people would treat the office – especially executive spaces – as a home away from home. Some companies would incorporate sofas, leather chairs, televisions and even bar carts into the mix for entertaining guests and clients. After all, if you really are trying to be Don Draper, you are going to need a sofa for your afternoon nap followed by a stiff happy hour drink.
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No matter what furniture piece you prefer, Mid-Century is all about the details, according to Bloomberg. To keep things fresh and modern, stick to neutral shades like gray or cream, and do splurge on a few well-designed accessories (fountain pens, vintage staplers or pen holders are all great choices) to round out the look. Pretty soon, thanks to help from Office Designs, people might start mistaking you for Don Draper himself.
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