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While recently in Miami, I had the great pleasure of a private viewing of Mr. Marino’s brilliant exhibition, One Way. Having always been a huge fan of his work in creating some of the most luxurious retail environmental experiences across the globe (Marino created the spaces for Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton boutiques, to name a few), I leapt at the opportunity to take a peek inside of what truly inspires him.
We have all seen Marino’s rather unconventional uniform at the Haute Couture, in the art scene, and about town, and I must admit that I wondered what was behind it all. Once you experience One Way (must see!) you will get it – it’s all about control and discipline. From the clean, strong lines in his architecture and commanding interiors to the masterful interpretation of his clients identity, every element of the senses are considered.
One Way is a rare opportunity to look inside the master Marino’s personal collection (rumored to represent 30 percent of what he has amassed through the decades). True to the architect’s practice of creating bespoke environments at the intersection of art, design and fashion, One Way features commissioned new work by artists Gregor Hildebrandt, Guy Limone, Farhad Moshiri, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Erwin Wurm.
One of my favorite moments of the journey was when I heard the opera Orfeo ed Euridice playing which was reinterpreted by Marino with the help of his lovely wife Jane Trapnell, Francesco Clemente and several other notables. -Joe
Don’t miss this exhibition in Miami at the Bass Museum of Art, showing December 4, 2014 – May 3, 2015.