Author(s): Brad Goldfarb
A profile of architect Peter Marino's extensive, collaborative process of commissioning art for luxury brand spaces and private clients worldwide. Dubbed 'The Leather Daddy of Luxury' by New York Magazine, Peter Marino is the go-to architect for the highest echelons of luxury design worldwide, perhaps best known for his work on luxury brand spaces, including for Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, in cities including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo. This is the first book to look at the collaborative process by which Marino has commissioned site-specific works to live within his designs for luxury retail spaces from artists including Richard Deacon, Vik Muniz, Vanessa Beecroft, James Turrell, Not Vital, and Jean-Michel Othoniel. Marino's commissions explore the relationship between art and architecture. The process of these collaborations is documented here through personal anecdotes, notes, diaristic photographs and sketches, culminating in beautifully photographed images of the final work in situ. Each chapter is dedicated to a single collaboration, following it chronologically through its developmental journey, with Marino giving his perspective on unifying themes, and the cross-pollination of the art and architecture. Marino provides a narrative voice and vision - a knowledgeable guide to the creative world he inhabits.
"[Marino's] idiosyncratic limelight is celebrated throughout these artistic pages" -Wallpaper.com "Short texts that tell the stories of the featured projects and accompany striking photographs of the artists at work. Through this book, you are invited to access the creative world of this great architect" -Azyaamode.com
Brad Goldfarb is a New York-based writer, as well as special projects editor at Architectural Digest. He was formerly Executive Editor at Interview magazine. Peter Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, an internationally acclaimed architecture, planning, and design firm based in New York City. In 2011, Marino received a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards Commendation for a mixed use development in Beirut, Lebanon. Aric Chen is a writer, critic, and curator specializing in design, architecture, and art. He is a contributor to The New York Times, Wallpaper*, PINUP, and others. He was creative director of Beijing Design Week and is currently curator of design and architecture for the new M+ museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, set to open in 2017.