Don’t you love Mad Men furniture – especially Roger Stirling’s groovy Corona chair?
While many fans may prefer Don Draper as their favourite character – for me Roger Sterling is far superior in the “hip office” department.
I love Roger’’s office – especially the Corona chair, which was very fashionable in the 60s.( The Corona chair is the one in front of the spot pop art painting)
When visiting one of my clients in Sydney I was very excited to see modern replicas of these cool space-age looking Corona chairs. I fell in lust with the look and the feel of the chair.
Being such a fan of retro design, I researched the Corona chair and was interested to find:
- the chair, invented by Danish Designer Paul Volther
- the design evolved from an earlier model. The horizontal cushions with spaces in between were designed to give support and yet save on materials that were hard to acquire after World War II.
- The Corona chair was designed in 1961 and started to go mainstream in 1964
When I help advertising agencies with their pitches and presentations, I like to study the offices of modern day creative teams. It’s amazing to see Mad Men photos and quotes on many of the desks. I’ve yet to meet an advertising person with an office as fashionable as Roger Sterling’s office – but I keep hoping.
I have seen Corona chairs is building lobbies and it’s interesting to see the number of people who want to test out the chairs.
A modern replica of a Corona chair. will set you back around $1400 (ottoman included)
Of course I had to test drive the Corona chair I saw in the lobby.
I can vouch that the Corona chair it is comfortable and you feel pretty chic and stylish sitting in it.
To get that full Mad Men vibe you just need that extra something that modern offices don’t seem to have – a drinks trolley and a good martini!