The Architecture Foundation’s annual trans-disciplinary meeting of minds at Tate Modern this year sees architect Peter Marino – the New York City-based architect and designer who has helped to define contemporary luxury – in conversation with celebrated fashion designer Marc Jacobs. The pair have frequently collaborated since Jacobs’s ascendance to the role of Creative Director at Louis Vuitton and together they discuss style, desire, design, and the architecture of experience and identity in a far-reaching and rare public dialogue exploring their work and ideas.
Peter Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, an internationally acclaimed architecture, planning and design firm founded in 1978 and based in New York City. Marino’s design contributions are most well-known in the area of retail architecture where he has broken the distinctions between commerce and art and helped redefine modern luxury worldwide. Amongst his clients are some of the most iconic names in the fashion and art worlds, including Louis Vuitton, where fashion designer Marc Jacobs recently ended his 16-year tenure as Creative Director. Within ten years of his appointment at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs had quadrupled the company's profits, turning what was solely a luggage firm into a global fashion powerhouse. Collaborations with the likes of Stephen Sprouse, Julie Verhoeven, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince have created highly coveted cult pieces.
The conversation is chaired by Penny Martin, The Gentlewoman editor-in-chief.