2017 marked the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos. To celebrate the occasion, Magnum has partnered with Plinth to create its first ever range of unique products using some of their most iconic images.
Placemat 28.8cm x 21.1cm
© Martin Parr
Melamine, with cork back
Martin Parr, ‘chronicler of our age’ and Magnum Photographer, has worked with Plinth to create beautiful, useful objects imbued with his trademark wry wit. “There’s humour in the world!”, explains Parr. “It’s no surprise to find humour in photographs, taken the crazy place we all live in”. With that in mind, we invite you to breakfast on breakfast, set your mug of tea on top of another, and keep your lipstick safely inside a make-uppy smile; from placemats to trays, and from wash bags to coasters, Parr’s answer to ‘image meets object’ will appeal to photophiles and design lovers alike. The range has already been featured in publications including The Guardian, Elle, Le Figaro, The Observer, Die Zeit and Man Repeller amongst many others. The images on these placemats come from Tokyo, Mexico, and Switzerland. Shot between 2000 and 2003, they feature in Parr's book, 'Real Food.'