- Eero Saarinen ‘Tulip’ pedestal desk
- Artimede Nesso mushroom lamp
- Charles Eames executive chair (the “Time-Life Chair” designed specifically for the 1959 high rise)
Is there another series that ever enshrined the decor of an era with such meticulous attention to detail? (Deadwood, maybe.) Roger Sterling’s new office not only represents his tendency to trade up to the latest stylish accessories (including wives) but what more appropriate podium for a figurehead executive who delegates all responsibilities than a desk with no drawers topped with fashionable ornaments, devoid of practical workplace tools. It’s executive suite as bachelor pad.
But it’s not mere trendy transience. Like the Rothko casually hung on Bert Cooper’s old office two blocks east, these immaculate Master of the Universe environments have been crafted with an eye for quality creative design. Those 3 items listed above are still being manufactured and sold 50 years later — though that Eames throne will set you back about 3500 bucks.