For her latest collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the notion all through the selection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase series, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all commenced in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn lavatory, a space in her home that supplied little utility—or as most designers may see it, an possibility to make an space as impactful as attainable. “On my learn flooring, architecture informed the room,” Athena describes in her e-book Reside Lovely. “Grand double doors led to the grasp toilet, boasting an previous-planet type bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fire, but the hallway in among served no goal,” she continues.
The remedy lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with accumulating plinths and pillars for the dwelling, I was captivated to ancient Greek marble columns, but it was not till I noticed a wooden-paneled place at the College of Padua designed by Gio Ponti that I discovered what I was right after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and around the ceiling…,” she claims. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to deliver her eyesight to everyday living and the appear has soared in acceptance ever given that (not to mention cemented their position as the chief in the old-world plaster method).