For her recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the idea throughout the collection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started off in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn toilet, a space in her house that offered minimal utility—or as most designers could see it, an option to make an spot as impactful as attainable. “On my master floor, architecture knowledgeable the house,” Athena explains in her ebook Live Attractive. “Grand double doors led to the grasp rest room, boasting an aged-environment type bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fire, but the hallway in between served no goal,” she proceeds.
The option lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with gathering plinths and pillars for the property, I was captivated to historical Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t till I observed a wood-paneled space at the University of Padua created by Gio Ponti that I located what I was just after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and more than the ceiling…,” she claims. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to deliver her vision to existence and the seem has soared in reputation at any time due to the fact (not to mention cemented their standing as the leader in the old-planet plaster approach).