For her new collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the strategy throughout the selection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase series, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all began in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn rest room, a place in her dwelling that available tiny utility—or as most designers might see it, an opportunity to make an location as impactful as feasible. “On my grasp ground, architecture informed the area,” Athena clarifies in her guide Dwell Gorgeous. “Grand double doorways led to the master toilet, boasting an aged-entire world design and style bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in involving served no function,” she carries on.
The answer lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with gathering plinths and pillars for the house, I was attracted to ancient Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t until finally I observed a wood-paneled area at the College of Padua created by Gio Ponti that I uncovered what I was soon after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and around the ceiling…,” she states. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to carry her vision to lifestyle and the glimpse has soared in attractiveness at any time considering the fact that (not to mention cemented their status as the leader in the old-planet plaster technique).