Sunday, December 6, 2015

Meet the MacGuffins: presentation MacGuffin #2: The Window in Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Sunday December 13

On Sunday 13 December 15:00 - 17:00 we present the new issue from Dutch independent magazine MacGuffin in the shop with editors Kirsten Algera and Ernst van der Hoeven.
The magazine picks one object for each issue, the first one was about the bed and the new one is about the window.
Robert Altena will interview the makers and contributors.

They say about themselves:

MacGuffin is a new and unusual design & crafts magazine. It features fabulous stories about the life of ordinary, often anonymously designed things. Each biannual edition takes an object and explores the manifold stories it generates. Like the MacGuffins in Hitchcock films, these things are not the main characters, but the plot devices that set the story in motion.

magCulture about MacGuffin:

MacGuffin is a magazine that subverts and challenges the airbnb-ification of everyday life, where furniture is prized for looking stylish but where objects like beds have a lost all sense of character, and any sense of the individual who sleeps and dreams there. The magazine’s team is dedicated wholeheartedly to pursuing their ‘MacGuffin’, and to following it to whatever unusual lengths and bizarre corners it might take them to.

De Volkskrant:

Het is juist die mix van alledaagse voorwerpen die nonchalant worden gepresenteerd in een kosmopolitische setting, die MacGuffin uniek en onweerstaanbaar maakt