The Interiors Questionnaire: Peter Marino.

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.

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