The Vitsoe/magCulture 620 Reading Room
The 620 Reading Room opens at the Vitsoe shop, London, this Saturday. Conceived as an oasis of rest for visitors to London Design Festival, the room offers a chance to try out Vitsoe’s Dieter Rams designed 620 chair programme while sipping tea from Postcard Teas and reading a selection of independent magazines. I’ve selected 20 magazines that together offer a unique overview of today’s independents, with an emphasis on reading to suit the purpose of the project. The selection includes titles from Germany, France, Finland, Canada, Australia, Beirut, the US and UK.
Visitors can also pick up a copy of MagMagMag, a magazine about the 20 selected magazines, edited and designed here at magCulture. Printed in black and white on glossy stock, MagMagMag is deliberately contrary to the prevailing matt aesthetic of indie magazines. Inside you’ll find exclusive interviews with the people behind the magazines alongside excerpts from this blog and further magazine recommendations.
The 620 Reading Room is open every day from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 September, and we’ve also scheduled some meet-the-editors session over the week. After the jump, details of the 20 magazines and these editor sessions.
The 20 magazines:
The Green Soccer Journal
The Pitchfork Review
Thank you to all the editors and publishers for their help with this project.
Meet the editors:
Sunday 14 September – The Gourmand
Tuesday 16 September – Intern
Wednesday 17 September – Delayed Gratification
Thursday 18 September – Another Escape
All begin at 14:00
3–5 Duke Street
London W1U 3ED