Spencer Bailey

Editor-in-chief, Surface Magazine

Spencer Bailey is the editor-in-chief at Surface magazine. 

He has interviewed dozens of leaders in design,including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Tadao Ando, and is the moderator of the Design Dialogues series of live talks. Previously, he has contributed to The New York Times Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek, and worked at The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. 

He is currently writing and editing a book on the interiors of Italian architect and designer Paola Navone. Bailey is a trustee of the Noguchi Museum in Queens, has served on the New York honorary committee for Van Cleef & Arpels’s L’École, and was on the jury of the 2016 James Beard Restaurant Design Awards. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.