MacGuffin #11: The Chain

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MacGuffin is a biannual design & crafts magazine featuring fabulous stories about the life of ordinary things.

Like the MacGuffins in Hitchcock films, these objects are not iconic, but do have a strong personality; they forward the narrative. Each edition of MacGuffin takes an object, space or material, using it as a starting point. A starting point to explore the visual, literal, cultural, historical, or downright incredible stories it generates. MacGuffin uncovers the personal and sometimes curious relationships we have with the stuff that surrounds us.


From charms and chokers to shackles and fetters, MacGuffin Nº11 explores the many manifestations of that most contradictory of objects: ‘The Chain’. Worn with love since time immemorial, it is also the ultimate symbol of slavery and suffering. Linking together royals and rappers, provocative punks and crashed cars, cycling skirts and classic scarfs, caged wrestlers and medieval warriors, hyperlinks and haunted houses, Baltic protestors and Cuban revolutionaries, The Chain features Inigo Laguda, Jacqueline de Jong, Harris Blondman, Scheltens & Abbenes, Olivia Ahmad, Rab Messina, Kai Lobjakas and many more.

MacGuffin magazine is a new and unusual design & crafts publication from Amsterdam.  With each issue based around a single object, MacGuffin magazine is a platform for fans of inspiring, personal, unexpected, highly familiar or utterly disregarded things. Widely recognized as a fabulously designed and immaculately researched design & crafts biannual, it is an indispensable resource for all those who want backstage information about the Life of Things.