Furnishings for your 'Mad Men' party

Harvey Probber couch A curve sofa by Harvey Probber (from Machine Age) would make a perfectly retro - and comfy - spot for your guests. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / July 15, 2010

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“Mad Men’’ set decorator Amy Wells (she was also responsible for the interiors of Tom Ford’s film “A Single Man’’) scours the vintage stores near Los Angeles to re-create the look of the early 1960s. She told Interior Design magazine that, “A lot of people had Danish modern at the time because it was reasonably priced, and much of it still exists because it was so well made.’’

There are stores in the Boston area that sell mid-century pieces, although you should be prepared for a bit of sticker shock depending on where you shop. Machine Age (645 Summer St., Boston, 617-464-0099) stocks original pieces from Eames and Le Corbusier in pristine condition — which means you’ll pay for quality. Reside (266 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-2929) is filled with the kind of amazing mid-century pieces you might see in Pete and Trudy Campbell’s new apartment, and ModHaus (by appointment only, sells everything from the curtains you might see hanging in Peggy Olson’s apartment to lamps to gorgeous teak sideboards.