This year’s Innovation in Design Awards, presented by NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens), will honor Peter Marino, principal of Peter Marino Architect. The awards honor design in New York across categories including interior design, architecture, kitchen design, bath design, garden design, product design and small spaces; the Innovator Award, which has in the past been presented to Mario Buatta and Holly Hunt, recognizes “one individual who has achieved an overarching level of innovation and excellence.”
Some of Marino’s current projects include London’s Peninsula Hotel; the Cheval Blanc Hotel in Paris; the Getty high-rise condo in New York; Louis Vuitton in New York, Hong Kong and Paris; and high-rise flagship office and retail buildings for Chanel in Tokyo, Seoul and Istanbul, in addition to numerous residential projects.
Shares NYC&G editor in chief Kendell Cronstrom, “I love all his residential and commercial work, but the Louis Vuitton shop in Paris stands out in my mind for its full-on elegance, and I’m very fond of the Chanel store in New York City, which is masterful in its simplicity. Both projects make the customer feel almost enveloped and incorporated into the brand itself—not an easy feat.”
Cronstrom adds, “He is not only an innovator for his groundbreaking work in integrating architecture with brand identity, but also in his artful approach to every project. This became clear to me after I saw a show of his work and personal art collection at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami last year. It all came together then.”
The fourth annual awards are being judged by Ally Coulter, Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, Ellie Cullman, Ippolita Rostagno and Matthew Patrick Smyth. Learn more.