Peter Marino Architect
Annie Block -- Interior Design, 12/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Peter Marino had some stiff competition for the BOY Awards: himself. Ultimately, however, his Fendi in Rome beat out his Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong—it was the 7,500-square-foot Fendi flagship's travertine "ribbons" that tipped the scale. Other highlights include smoky greenish-gray marble flooring, a cascading 24-foot-long Murano glass 1960's chandelier, and the 19th-century palazzo that houses them. "Like the Fendi brand, this space had to be both modern and quintessentially Roman," says the architect, now an AIA Fellow as well as a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Bruschi, Bolzano, Italy
DESIGN Bartolini\Lanzi Architects.
STANDOUT Fiberglass, walnut, and glass set the tone of this four-level fashion experience for men and women.
Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong
DESIGN Peter Marino Architect.
STANDOUT Corian ceiling panels, featuring a laser-cut pattern inspired by the brand logo, are backlit by fluorescents.
Lane Crawford, Hong Kong
DESIGN Yabu Pushelberg.
STANDOUT Strong shapes and hard edges combine in the home department's plastic shelving.