Our Take —
Plot is a specialist design magazine that devotes its attention to production design, exhibition and set design with specialist product design and interior architecture thrown in. In other words, it devotes its knowledgeable attention to all of those designed things and spaces that fill our contemporary life, sometimes barely registering on a conscious level; interesting shop interiors or the mise-en-scène of films and television programmes. At other times, many such experiences –or more notably those of opera, exhibitions or show-off consumer display- are almost intrinsically spectacular and immediately noticeable. It’s not a singular approach to these design disciplines that defines whether something makes it into Plot or not, but its quality.
In the tradition of a specialist journal, though here with a distinctly magazine feel, Plot – published in English and German- has come to be known as one of the most interesting publications dealing with these particular disciplines that have, perhaps, been somewhat overshadowed by other forms of design and architecture. What’s particularly interesting about Plot is that its approach, though dealing with a fairly specialist area of design, is actually immediately interesting and accessible to a broad design-interested audience.