The Grand Tourist with Dan Rubinstein
Luke Edward Hall: The Sweet Smell of Creative Success
Season 5, Ep. 10
British illustrator, designer, and tastemaker Luke Edward Hall has applied his unique sense of style to everything from cardigans and interiors to ad campaigns and, his latest, home fragrances. On this episode, Dan speaks with the young visionary about his early days studying fashion, his life in the English countryside, his new fashion brand, and what makes the Instagram star truly happy.
The Assoulines: A Family with Style
Season 5, Ep. 9
In the world of publishing, the name Assouline is synonymous with glamour. Run from New York by French couple Prosper and Martine Assouline, along with their son Alexandre, the company has produced thousands of coveted books on everything from fashion and travel to fine art and design. On this episode, Dan speaks with this trendsetting trio on how their business began, why money has nothing to do with style, and whether the metaverse might be the next hot destination for the fashionable set.
Norbert Niederkofler: “Cuisine is Not Enough Anymore”
Season 5, Ep. 8
The world of fine dining is undergoing a historic transformation in the face of a changing planet. Chef Norbert Niederkofler is one of those groundbreaking legends who is already way ahead of the curve. On this episode, Dan speaks with Norbert about how he turned a former pizzeria into a dining destination with three Michelin stars, his latest venture in Milan, how he pioneered zero-waste cuisine, and the future of food.
Martino Gamper: Design’s Free Spirit
Season 5, Ep. 7
Some designers defy all categorization. Italian-born, London-based Martino Gamper is one of those talents who brings originality to everything he does. On this episode, Dan speaks with Martino about his famed “100 Chairs in 100 Days” project, his youth as an apprentice cabinetmaker, his latest collaborations with Dior and others, and his issues with the current culture of the design world.
R & Company: The Unlikely Tale of a World-Class Gallery
Season 5, Ep. 6
New York’s R & Company is a leading authority on 20th century and contemporary design, but it didn’t start out that way. On this episode, Dan speaks with gallery cofounders Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers on how the former glass artists transformed their humble vintage business into one of the world’s leading galleries, and how they nurtured the burgeoning careers of radical talents such as Katie Stout, the Haas Brothers, Rogan Gregory, and Serban Ionescu.
The Values of Design: Amanda Levete, Sebastian Herkner, and Simone Rothman
Great design should always elevate and inspire our everyday lives. On this special episode sponsored by Duravit, Dan speaks with three visionaries: Simone Rothman of FutureAir, a startup working with Ross Lovegrove to revolutionize indoor air quality; product designer Sebastian Herkner, a leading voice of his generation; and architect Amanda Levete, whose award-winning Maggie’s Centre in the UK has created a tranquil, healing space for cancer patients.
Knole: A House With History
Season 5, Ep. 5
Some estates are steeped in legend. When it comes to Knole in Southeast England, the place is bursting with provenance and character. On this episode, Dan speaks with Robert Sackville-West, whose family has lived at Knole for generations, as well as interior designer and photographer Ashley Hicks. The two have collaborated on a new tome that brings Knole to life, guiding readers through this magical place that inspired Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.
Moshe Safdie: Reflections and Ideals in Architecture
Season 5, Ep. 4
Architect Moshe Safdie has experienced an unequaled life in architecture, from his younger years as a radical talent to today as a builder of important projects from Singapore to Idaho. On this episode, Dan speaks with the legend about his new autobiography, what it was like dealing with setbacks on some of his forward-thinking concepts, his time working for Louis Kahn, and his thoughts on how his profession can meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Larry Bell: An Artist’s Life in Three Dimensions
Season 5, Ep. 3
Artist Larry Bell is an American legend. His groundbreaking works, including his signature glass cubes, have dazzled collectors and critics for decades. His latest show, at Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles, explores Bell’s work alongside that of his friend and compatriot, the late John Chamberlain. Dan and Larry speak about his struggles in art school, how he started experimenting with industrial machinery, his memories of the ’60s art scene, and what Chamberlain was like as a friend.