Ask fashion insiders, and they will tell you that Camille lands some of the most competitive gigs in the industry. But it’s not her impressive CV that convinced us to put her on the cover – shot in Camille’s Paris apartment by Casper Sejersen. Instead, it’s Camille’s authentic approach, looking for “real” inspiration instead of trawling Pinterest. For our second cover, we took a trip with a raconteur. His name is Ricky Clifton, a man who texts in capital letters and calls himself THE ONLY DUMPSTER DIVER. Ricky is one of the New York art scene’s true cult figures – an interior designer to the art world, decorator, florist, ceramicist, inventor, antique dealer and former taxi driver. This spring, photographer Victoria Hely-Hutchinson and set designer Julia Wagner jumped on Ricky’s bandwagon, drinking tea with art power couple Helen and Brice Marden, hanging out by gallery owner David Zwirner’s multi-coloured swimming pool and drinking at the hypnotic bar in Rachel Feinstein and John Currin’s home. With our portraits of Camille and Ricky, we dedicate our fifth issue to the radicals, people with originality in their bones and outrageous ideas in their brains – from the worlds of design, architecture, fashion and culture. Some may be under the radar, others influential and recognised. But the individuals we meet in this issue all live in colour.
On the cover, Ricky Clifton, photographed in New York by Victoria Hely-Hutchinson. The other cover (II) is featuring Camille Bidault-Waddington photographed in Paris by Casper Sejersen.
The one and only
One of fashion’s most influential, interesting and in-demand stylists, Camille Bidault-Waddington, invites Space Magazine into her Paris apartment for a tour of her world and inspirations.
Photography Casper Sejersen, Interview Skye Sherwin
The beautiful revolution
Roberto Burle Marx, a modernist pioneer, landscape artist and the father of tropical garden design whose work is not only on view in a travelling exhibition opening in Berlin this summer, but now also in Space Magazine.
Text Rasmus Folehave
Tasked with overhauling the interior of Balenciaga’s flagship store in Paris, Berlin architects Gonzalez Haase have created an industrial-style space as a backdrop for creative director Demna Gvasalia’s take on high fashion.
Photography Ina Niehoff, Text Rasmus Folehave
Meet Phoebe Saatchi and Arthur Yates from the young London fashion label, Bruta, whose uniquely embroidered shirts are making a splash within the world of fashion.
Photography Laura Coulson, Text Rosa Muelas-Lieberberg
Wherever I lay my hat
A new name is about to shake up the dance music-scene. Swede Rudolf Nordström, alias Mr. Tophat, discusses vintage keyboards and his recent collaboration with fellow Swede and pop genius Robyn.
Photography Philip Messmann, Text Frederik Bjerregaard
The ideas man
More than five decades after his first design went into production, Eero Aarnio’s place in Finnish furniture history is still secure. We visit him at the shore of the lake in Veikkola, west of Helsinki, at his home and studio — all designed by Aarnio himself.
Photography Johan Sandberg, Text Ramus Folehave
Queen of the monsters — Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden
Worth a visit – artist Niki de Saint Phalle devoted two decades of her life to the 22 Nana figures that make up the Tarot Gardens in southern Tuscany.
Photography Alessandro Furchino Capria, Text Laura Allsop
Steve Harrison: Throwing his own way
Not your typical potter, not your typical pots. Resolutely anti-commercial pottery artist Steve Harrison shares his thoughts on pottery and tips for making the perfect cup of tea.
Photography Harry Carr, Text Laura Allsop
A Dutch comeback
Hay, the Danish furniture company known for its instantly classic contemporary designs looks back by giving the classic mid-century furniture by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld a comeback.
Photography Philip Messmann
Keep shit simple
Renowned for his era-defining images of subcultures, photographer Ari Marcopoulos sits down with his publisher and old friend David Strettell of Dashwood Books for a chat about collaborations, favourite books and photojournalism.
Photography Ryan Lowry, Conversation David Strettell
They found shelter
What kind of show do you get when you mix the quietly revolutionary indie band, The xx, with a maximalist creative director, Willo Perron? The game-changing extravaganza of a world tour kind of show.
Photography Casper Sejersen, Text Morten Hjortshøj
Style epochs without a tomorrow… Not!
Photographer Anders Edström takes late Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjorth’s iconic pieces for a spin at a Stockholm parking lot.
Photography Ander Edström, Text Lars Fosberg
The glass menagerie
For nearly a century now, glassmaker Venini, who first opened its doors in 1921, has been renowned for its multiple collaborations with heavyweight architects and designers — reinterpreting 600-year-old Murano glass techniques.
Photography Ina Niehoff
The last bohemian
A maverick who never does the same thing twice. Ricky Clifton, an iconic interior artist, designer, antique buyer, former taxi driver and by far New York’s best kept secret, invites Space Magazine into his unique world.
Photography Victoria Hely-Hutchinson, Idea Julia Wagner, Text Pilar Vilades.
194 pages, 33 × 24 cm, Softcover. Space Magazine is published by Moon.