"Creative Space" looks at the studios, apartments, and homes of the designers, directors, stylists, artists, graffiti writers, curators, novelists and innovators that are pushing the boundaries of contemporary culture. These are interiors created by people who shop in Colette in Paris, live on the Lower East Side in New York and travel to Tokyo. The domestic spaces are often DIY and strongly reflect pop culture. Filled with post-modern pop collectables, vintage junk finds, camouflage and graffiti, clothing and toy collections, contemporary art resting in bookshelves and crammed onto walls, these homes are an antidote to the sterility of minimalism.Among the interiors featured in the book are those of Barcelona architect Juan Redon, Paris artist Artus de la Villeon, New York graphic designer Corliss Elizabeth Williams, and Berlin gallerist Johann Heahling von Lanzenauer. Each is at the forefront of the creative world, and the spaces they inhabit and work in give a real image of today as avant garde. The book goes through the interiors city by city.
Francesca Gavin is a writer and editor based in London. She is currently Visual Arts Editor at Dazed & Confused magazine. She has written features and reviews for publications including Another, Blueprint, i-D, Art Review, Contemporary, Intersection, Marmalade, RA magazine, The Sunday Times, and Wonderland. She has written two books: Street Renegades: New Underground Art (2007), and Hell Bound: New Gothic Art (2008), both published by Laurence King.