Peter Marino Delves Into Italian History to Renovate Bulgari New York

At Bulgari New York, renovated by Peter Marino Architect, Gem 187, an Andy Warhol screen print, interrupts silk-lined niches in the jewelry salon. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Custom display cases throughout are bronze and glass. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Bottles of perfume fill niches in the bronze screen bordering the new stair­case. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Marble mosaic flooring is inset with a porphyry star at the entrance. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

In the jewelry salon, the pair of chandeliers were originally designed in 1964 by Gio Ponti for the Parco dei Principi Hotel in Rome. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

In a sitting area, the custom chairs and sofa were inspired by those by Osvaldo Borsani from the 1950’s. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Stair treads are Italian marble. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Columns are clad in the same stone. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

The pattern of the mezzanine’s balustrade is derived from the Pantheon’s flooring. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

The same bronze screens encase the stairway. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

An archival sketch of a Bulgari brooch comes to life as rosettes in the exterior bronze facade. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Italian marble frames windows. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Walnut floors the mezzanine lounge, furnished with a Roberto Giulio Rida coffee table, Paolo Buffa chairs from the ’40’s, and a custom sofa. Rugs throughout are custom silk-wool. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

LEDs concealed in the bronze grillwork turn on at night. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Doors repurposed from the Bulgari shop that was inside the Pierre Hotel during the ’60’s close off the mezzanine’s VIP room. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Liz, a metal leaf on canvas by Campagnolo & Biondo, memorializes actress and loyal Bulgari customer Elizabeth Taylor. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

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