The Secret Weapon Of “Mad Men”? Herman Miller

· · | Creative Strategy · Design · film + tv

“Herman Miller’s role in the show isn’t just about recreating a retro aesthetic. The company ushered in a new era of office design when the white collar creative industry began to flourish after World War II. In 1956, the company issued an advertisement for the “living room in your office,” saying, “An office isn’t just an office. It’s a conference room, a living room, and a library too. The furniture, therefore, must be as flexible as the functions it performs.”

 

As a creative professional who works from home, I couldn’t agree more.

 

See FastCo’s feature here.


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