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New York-based Peter Marino is a world renowned ar­chi­tect re­defin­ing mod­ern lux­ury through equal em­pha­sis on ar­chi­tec­ture and in­te­rior de­sign. Known for in­te­grat­ing art into his cre­ations, and for com­mis­sion­ing con­tem­po­rary artists, he was named a Che­va­lier de l’or­dre des Arts et des Let­tres and an Of­ficier by the French gov­ern­ment, for his con­tri­bu­tions to art and cul­ture. His ca­reer span­ning over four decades in­clude award-win­ning res­i­den­tial, re­tail, cul­tural, and hos­pi­tal­ity projects world­wide. He has worked with the brand for two decades, be­fore de­sign­ing Louis Vuit­ton’s Mai­son on Place Vendôme. it as per the orig­i­nal—and to re­build the inside was a great chal­lenge. The bal­ance be­tween what is mod­ern and what is old, is for me, what Paris is all about. The stair­case is a par­tic­u­larly good ex­am­ple of this—an 18th cen­tury de­sign in stone con­trasted by high-tech glass balustrades sus­pended by stain­less steel ca­bles. The stair it­self is art. And art­work is em­bed­ded within the stair as well, with Stephen Sprouse’s ‘Speaker (Or­ange-green)’ vis­i­ble from the ground floor. The fa­cade has an ex­ten­sive num­ber of win­dows and doors that bring light into the space— our chal­lenge was ac­tu­ally more on the side of nav­i­gat­ing a space that had al­most more win­dow than perime­ter wall on the ground floor. The ul­tra-mod­ern in­ser­tions bring an el­e­ment of trans­parency, in­creas­ing the flow of nat­u­ral light within the space. We also filled in what was a court­yard be­tween the two town­houses— now a dou­ble height space with a sky­light in­tro­duc­ing day­light from above.

What tech­niques did you em­ploy to rein­vent the space of the two ho­tels par­ti­c­uliers, what have you pre­served and what have you to­tally re­viewed?

We used many 18th cen­tury tech­niques in our work that ref­er­ence French his­tory and crafts­man­ship. We worked with French ar­ti­sans to fill the store with vin­tage and mod­ern

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