MASTERS & MUSES
Meet the creatives and tastemakers who truly inspire Cabana. Read interviews with some of the design world's most exciting talents, and essays on the legacies of those we admire.
Inspired by: Manfredi della Gherardesca
With his innate sophistication, extravagant dandyism and glorious sense of humor, Manfredi della Gherardesca was, "the most dazzling peacock among us". As Dreweatts prepares to launch a major auction of the late designer's collection, Manfredi's close friend, Alex di Carcaci, remembers a "wholly original" friend and a true inspiration.
The Interview: Stephen Sills
Acclaimed decorator Stephen Sills sits down with Cabana to share highlights from an illustrious life in design. Read on to discover Stephen's dream (and nightmare) interiors, favorite dinner guests, guiltiest pleasures and greatest challenges.
The King of Chelsea: The enduring influence of Christopher Gibbs
Sarah Hyde explores the life and legacy of Christopher Gibbs, the legendary antique dealer whose exceptional homes and unrivalled eye for beauty influenced a whole generation, affecting some of the world's greatest institutions and revitalizing the antiques trade.
The Last Swan: The Life & Legacy of Marella Agnelli
Known for her intellectual curiosity, impeccable taste and influential collaborations with leading designers, Marella Agnelli was one of Italy's most illustrious tastemakers. Her niece, Fabrizia Caracciolo, explores the life and legacy of her aunt, with images from Marella's book, The Last Swan.
Finding Time: Nicholas Cullinan on Cy Twombly
Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, explores Cy Twombly’s beautiful house in Bassano in Teverina, examining the influence of its somber, contemplative atmosphere and rural isolation on the artist’s body of work. Photographs by Francois Halard for Cabana Issue 17.
The Interview: Gil Schafer
Architect Gil Schafer is beloved for his warm classic-contemporary style. Gil shares with Cabana his dream (and nightmare) interiors, how a sudden revelation changed the path of his career, and why he's never let introversion hold him back.
John Stefanidis: A Designer's Eye
John Stefanidis' monograph brings together 50 years of the celebrated designer's work. In tribute, we have gathered some of our favorite stories from John Stefanidis: A Designer's Eye, revealing John's adventures and friendships with leading artists, tastemakers and writers.
Salvatore Ferragamo: The 'Shoemaker to the Stars'
As Museo Salvatore Ferragamo launches a retrospective to mark 100 years since the opening of Ferragamo's first store on Hollywood Boulevard, Francesca Simpson examines the life, legacy and creative genius of the Italian-born designer, fondly known as the 'Shoemaker to the Stars'.
The Interview: Nicolas Kugel
Nicolas Kugel and his brother, Alexis, represent the fifth generation of a family of art and antique dealers. Together they run Galerie Kugel, the renowned Paris gallery in an extraordinary hôtel particulieur. Nicolas shares with Cabana his proudest achievements, greatest challenges, happiest memories and ideal interiors.
The Interview: Nathalie Farman~Farma
As a textile designer, Nathalie Farman-Farma's eye is unmatched: uniquely original and hugely inspirational. The Décor Barbares founder tells Camilla Frances about her own inspirations, and reveals her dream dinner guests, greatest challenges, most entertaining friends and why she will never have a favorite fabric.
The Interview: David Netto
The Interview: From a covetable pair of Alberto Giacometti candlesticks to an unexpected event on a hot night in Connecticut, interior designer, David Netto, reveals stories and favorite objects from an illustrious career in design, along with his career highlights and guilty pleasures.
My Interior Life: Jake Gyllenhaal
Although best known for winning awards and treading red carpets, acclaimed actor Jake Gyllenhaal is also an accomplished chef and a design lover, with a penchant for Italian food and ceramics. He tells Camilla Frances about his life in design, from the first home he furnished to his earliest antique find and favorite interiors.
Robert Kime: Strictly Personal
Perusing the auction catalogue for Robert Kime’s Personal Collection is like taking a ride on a roller coaster of desire, finds Sarah Hyde. Join Sarah as she journeys through Kime’s treasures, and discovers the Big Cabana Family’s favorite lots.
The Interview: Idarica Gazzoni
Idarica Gazzoni founded Arjumand's World in 2009 after 20 years mastering the art of mural painting and trompe l’oeil. She shares her obsessions, inspirations and greatest challenges, ahead of exclusively revealing her incredible new home in Cabana Issue 20. Coming soon!
The Interview: Bunny Williams
From her spectacular home and gardens in Connecticut, Bunny Williams shares tales from an illustrious career in design, while revealing her guiltiest pleasures, greatest challenges, and why Dolly Parton is her dream dinner guest.