Peter Marino is one of the world’s most sought-after architects. He’s designed hundreds of shops for super-brands — Chanel and Louis Vuitton among them. And in the recent project he displays his creative genius in the transformation of two magnificent Georgian Mayfair townhouses that have become the House of Dior boutique.
With an undisclosed budget he has created retail heaven over four floors in a fabulous 20,000sq ft property, with wall to wall glamorous décor and furniture in shimmering, glittering shades of silver and ethereal white.
The boutique also unveils the Dior Home Collection, echoing the style that was used by Christian Dior to decorate his homes, in Paris, Milly-la-Forêt and Château de La Colle Noire in Provence.
Shoppers will be able to buy crystal glassware embellished with a gold couture stitch, hand-embroidered bed linens and limited-edition pieces created exclusively for the boutique.