The Architecture of ChanelPeter Marino

As featured in Harper’s BazaarWWDVogueCultured, and Forbes

In a bespoke plexiglass sculptural slipcase, this stunning edition is a celebration of the wonderful creative intersection between the architecture of Peter Marino and the aesthetic of fashion-house Chanel - a behind-the-scenes look at the buildings designed by Marino for Chanel in Chicago, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Nanjing, New York, Miami, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo

This stunning celebration of the 25-year collaboration between two remarkable legends - the fashion house Chanel and Peter Marino - through a stunning collection of buildings that Marino designed to elevate Chanel's luxury retail spaces to the realm of fine art.

With more than 300 stunning images, including architectural plans and original sketches by Marino together with an introduction by New York Times and Architectural Digest contributor Pilar Viladas, an interview by creator of Pin-Up magazine Felix Burrichter, and project descriptions by local writers, each perfectly placed to discuss Marino's work in its geographical context, this book features all 16 Chanel buildings worldwide for which Marino designed both the buildings and interiors - from the USA to Asia.

Through his dedication to his craft and expert devotion to Coco Chanel's vision and resolutely modern spirit, Marino has ushered Chanel into a new age, all while perfecting the always elusive art of the timeless in architecture and design.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 355 × 280 mm (14 × 11 in)
  • Pages: 280 pp
  • Illustrations: 300 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838663322

Peter Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, the New York-based architecture firm he founded in 1978. His work includes award-winning residential, retail, cultural, and hospitality projects worldwide. An avid collector and patron of the arts, Marino is known for integrating art within his designs and has commissioned more than 300 site-specific, original works of art from prominent contemporary artists. Marino is also a Phaidon bestselling author with several books to his name.

'A behind-the-scenes look … of 16 of the fashion house’s most luxe retail locations.' – InStyle

'This stylish coffee table book celebrates 25 years of collaboration between the iconic French design house and the rebellious American architect.' – Elle Decor 

'A stunning celebration of the long-standing collaboration between Marino and the fashion powerhouse that is Chanel.' – Fast Company 

'[An] impressive portfolio of work.' – Bal Harbour Magazine

'An elegant book showcasing elegant architecture and interiors that are, in turn, showcasing elegant women’s clothing.' – Interior Design Magazine

'Oversized [and] richly illustrated.' – AD Pro

'Magnificent.' – Forbes

'A passport into [Marino’s] wonderland-like buildings.' – Galerie