| A cross between Freddy Mercury and the biker singer of the Village People, Peter Marino is actually the most beloved architect and designer in the fashion world.
Just seeing a picture of him you can imagine what his creative mind is capable of.
He is a man of many interests and many contrasts. Starting with his appearance so different from the lightness and purity of his works.
I am completely fascinated by his Being to 360 degrees.
He loves his Harley Davidson as his collection of porcelain. He is photographed with pop-stars but he is a connoisseur of chamber music too. In his house, organizes concerts of string quartets and has an incredible collection of contemporary art and photography. Despite being grown in New York, he speaks with a very British accent. A truly eclectic man!
He graduated from Cornell University (the same as Richard Meier, where I went on a pilgrimage a few years ago!) and began his career in the offices of the legendary Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the great Ieoh Ming Pei.
His reputation as a master of modern luxury is born with his first assignment: the house on the Upper West Side of Andy Warhol and the Factory.
He has revolutionized the concept of luxury boutiques, and is currently considered the king of the architecture of luxury brands.
He has received awards, honorary positions and was named Knight by the French Minister of Culture. In 2006, the New York Magazine has named the Most Influential for his contribution in the fashion industry.
The list of his clients? Almost all of the most famous brands. Armani, Barneys, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dior, Donna Karan, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the Embassy of Qatar… All they wanted Peter Marino! Not to speak of the rich and famous who have requested his work for their private residences (among them, Yves Saint Laurent and Gianni Agnelli).
His architecture is characterized by the abundant use of natural light and the ability to bring out the spirit of the brand. He designs thinking about what will make the users feel good, and often he has the fortune of planning both the interior and the exterior.
He recognizes that working with designers and creatives is a privilege, because they use the same language and have the mind already accustomed to use the imagination.
In Italy ? The Zegna Boutique and a private residence in Milan, in Rome Palazzo Fendi and the latest Louis Vuitton flagship store in Piazza in Lucina.
At this point, however, I must make a confession… I do not know what to show you! The choice is really embarrassing !
Chanel Avenue Montaigne, 2012
Credits: Design Apothecary
Chanel New Bond Street, 2013
Credits: Style and Fashion
Dior Beverly Hills, 2012
Louis Vuitton Rome, 2012
Credits: Retail Design Blog
Le case – The homes
Credits: Architectural Digest