Peter Marino’s obsession with French ceramist Théodore Deck brings his New York estate to life.
We all can thank Peter Marino‘s extravaganza for our love for luxury brands. The designer is known for admiring design brands to a high level and is known for the neverending ownership of these items.
But at his magnificent estate in tony Southampton, New York, you won’t find anything under glass. Here, bleached-oak bookcases, together with flocks of Lalanne sheep, make for a decidedly traditional, and definitely glamorous, affair.
At center stage are hundreds of pieces of porcelain by Théodore Deck, a 19th-century French ceramist, piled on tables and lined up row after row in the main floor’s enfilade of rooms. Who would have known that the designer loved ceramic art this much?
Peter Marino has always had a knack for going big. His passion for and knowledge of art and design, from motorcycles to modern masters, is virtually infinite.
“The French porcelain vampire bit my neck, and there was no getting away from it,” Peter Marino jokes.
But why Deck? As they say, it’s all in the glaze, specifically a shade of translucent turquoise that the artisan devised via a proprietary technique, which came to be known as Deck Blue. One look around Peter Marino’s house reveals Deck’s amazing range, with styles that show the influence of everything from Japonism to Turkish Iznik pottery and Chinese export porcelain.
A true merge of contemporary design with a slight vintage touch, that all comes together in Marino’s Southampton retreat!