Peter Marino and Chanel : A great love story

After many collaborations with the House of Chanel, architect Peter Marino still can’t seem to get enough of working for the French House. The book “Peter Marino : The Architecture of Chanel” from Phaidon Editions reveals all the secrets of his work for Chanel.


This book acts as a celebration of the union between architect Peter Marino and the aesthetic of the House of Chanel. Through this book, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at the buildings Marino designed for Chanel in Chicago, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Nanjing, New York, Miami, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, and many others.


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You will learn about the selection of sixteen of the many buildings Peter Marino built for Chanel, all of which respect the aesthetic and codes so characteristic of the House.


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White and black is a really great color palette to work with. And very, very, very strong. Chanel is lucky to have that palette,” Marino said.


In the book, the architect points out that “it takes ten times more effort to create a building than an interior, because the interior never lasts more than five years“.


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Peter Marino’s love affair with Chanel began 25 years ago. He is the star architect of luxury brands, having worked for Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hublot, Cheval Blanc, Bulgari and others.

Pilar Viladas, a design writer, tells in the introduction of the book, the inspirations of Peter Marino for his achievements. “The Chanel No. 5 box, Chanel’s black, beige and white color palette, his signature tweed and pearls, and his apartment are just a few of the themes that Marino interprets over and over again – but never in the same way – using luxurious materials and precise details,” she comments.


I am very proud of the uniqueness of the buildings I have done for Chanel. They don’t look like anything else”. says Marino in the book. “It’s not easy to be non-derivative in today’s fashion world,” he adds.


Peter Marino continues to work on projects with Chanel, including two in China and two in France : the renovation of the boutique in Nice and the renovation of the Haute Joaillerie in Place Vendôme. So far, he has completed more than 200 Chanel boutiques and does not intend to stop there.


The book is on sale in bookstores or on the Phaidon Editions website for 125€.





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