Among the fresh new creative and editorial perspective magazines standing out is Hungarian publication, The Room. A mixture of insightful interviews and eye-catching visuals, the magazine attempts to challenge and engage their audience all while providing a distinctly modern point of view that mixes edgy and eclectic.
Issue 14 – October 2011 160 Pages 0 Minutes of audio0 Minutes of video
In This Issue – A punk in the Vuitton house The big blue Ageless bestiary A different garden Faves on stage Explorers Fashion is fun Band master in the studio
The Room is a Hungarian bilingual magazine that was founded some five years ago. Since then it has grown from a fledgling example of central European luxury publishing into a confident publication. Printed on high-quality paper in a slightly oversized format, it has a sumptuous feel to it; heading in the direction of a coffee table tome.
Editor-In-Chief Ali Tóth and Fashion Director Anikó Virág oversee its content of fashion, art, design and culture which often has a central European focus to it, providing a fresh and insightful vision on such topics away from the same old centres that usually dominate. The overall art direction of Zoltán Lonovics is restrained and elegant allowing the fabulous photography a suitable framing.
Even during the troubled communist era, Hungary’s old connection with the Austro-Hungarian Empire gave it something of a special relationship with some of its Germanic neighbours that other eastern and central European states did not share. Now, steadfastly one of the newer EU members, it’s easy to see just how and why the sensibility of the magazine would readily appeal to a broad sophisticated readership in central and northern Europe. But, one of the particular delights of The Room is that it’s not too predictable. The regional talent may be well represented, but the choices of international talents on whom to do interesting articles is far from regurgitating the same old celebrities.