05-11-13 - Louis XIII Appoints Peter Marino Architect

Louis XIII Holdings Limited (“the Company” or “Louis XIII”; stock code 0577.HK) has appointed internationally acclaimed architect Peter Marino as the Exterior Design Theme Architect and the Interior Design Theme Consultant for the Company’s project in Macau.

Peter Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, an internationally acclaimed architecture, planning and design firm based in New York City, whose clients include some of the most iconic names in the fashion and art worlds. He is responsible for the flagship stores of many of the world’s leading luxury brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Graff, and Loewe.

In 2011 Mr. Marino received a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards Commendation for a mixed use development in Beirut, Lebanon, and in 2007 was honored with two MIPIM awards (“Overall Winner” and “Tall Buildings”) for a residential tower in New York. He has received numerous American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards for his work on projects with Chanel, Ermenegildo Zegna, Louis Vuitton, among others, and continues to be recognized in the press for his contributions to the field. This year he was named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of 100 Most Creative People in Business and the BoF500, The Business of Fashion’s index of the most important people shaping the global fashion industry. In 2012, he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering art and culture.

Mr. Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of Louis XIII Holdings Ltd, said, “With Louis XIII, we are bringing together some of the world’s most exclusive luxury experiences. We are absolutely thrilled to have Peter on board. He has a unique ability to bring together luxury and excitement in ways that continually surprise and delight. Peter has created an iconic tower for Louis XIII that is elegant, timeless and perfectly captures the concept of extreme luxury.”

“For this architecture, I imagined a Royal red robe wrapped around a crystal core, rising up out of which is a 20 meter diamond‐‐the most perfectly formed geometric material on the planet,” said Mr. Marino.