DIY Mad Men, Playboy-Inspired Music Den

DIY Mad Men, Playboy-Inspired Music Den

Gregory Han
Aug 3, 2010

Put away the wolf whistle, Hugh...the real deal to admire about this pet room converted into a music lover's dream home office/studio is how all the hi-fi audio gadgetry has been seamlessly incorporated into the overhead cabinetry, partnered with plenty of storage for all the vinyl below, all built by the owner himself.

According to the Modernica blog the inspiration for this dashing home audiophile's setup was Art Miner's 1964 Playboy Electronic Entertainment Wall, obviously appealing to the original bachelor pad aesthetic. Talk about Mad Men set ready! It was good enough to win Modernica's 2nd place prize for best DIY Design.

On a related note, the original Playboy Electronic Entertainment Wall was valued at over $27,000 in 1964, custom designed for the whims of guests at the Playboy Club's Lower Level's Playmate Bar. The then state-of-the-art audio system could access a library of over 1,000 albums for guests' listening pleasures with and a closed-circuit TV to keep an eye on other guests or bunny ear-adorned hostesses at the time. Don Draper would certainly approve.

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