By Loïc Prigent
What is the most frequent misconception about you?
Peter Marino: That I’m 55.
What do you save first from your burning house?
Peter Marino: My pets.
You’ve got a few more minutes, what else do you save from your burning house?
Peter Marino: My paintings, bronzes, rare books, and drawings.
What is the first thing you tell your new recruits?
Peter Marino: ‘Welcome to Wonderland.’
How much time should a Zoom meeting last to be efficient?
Peter Marino: 10 minutes. MAX.
Who is your architectural role model?
Peter Marino: Philip Johnson.
Who is your fashion role model?
Peter Marino: Karl Lagerfeld.
Who is your business role model?
Peter Marino: David Geffen.
What is your favourite piece of furniture of all time?
Peter Marino: My rough stone box in blackened bronze.
I have zero budget, but I need to find you a nice gift that you’ll really like. What should I get?
Peter Marino: Make your own artwork.
What is still on your ‘to do’ list?
Peter Marino: Build an opera house.
What are your three rules for a perfect room?
Peter Marino: Art, art and more art.
What is your rule for the perfect bedroom?
Peter Marino: Total darkness.
What are your favourite textures in the new Dior 30 Montaigne?
Peter Marino: The scarred white squares floating on the 18th-century wooden panels, and the back-painted mirrors à la Poussin.
How is it to work with Mr Arnault and Mr Beccari on a project like Dior 30 Montaigne?
Peter Marino: COOL.
Taken from System No. 19 – purchase the full issue here.