Mad Men of Design

When I see this photo I can’t help but think of Mad Men. I’m super excited that the long awaited fifth season is finally here (there’s a great article about it in the San Francisco Chronicle by David Wiegand). From the July 1961 issue of Playboy, it shows the “dream team” of mid-twentieth century American furniture designers (George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom) and captures a watershed moment in modern American design still full of optimism and endless possibility that would soon change as the upheaval and uncertainty of the sixties unfolded.

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