For her new collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the strategy all through the collection: 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 bathroom, a space in her home that offered minor utility—or as most designers might see it, an possibility to make an space as impactful as feasible. “On my learn floor, architecture knowledgeable the room,” Athena clarifies in her ebook Live Gorgeous. “Grand double doorways led to the grasp toilet, boasting an outdated-globe design and style bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble hearth, but the hallway in amongst served no reason,” she proceeds.
The solution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with collecting plinths and pillars for the dwelling, I was captivated to ancient Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t until I saw a wooden-paneled area at the University of Padua developed by Gio Ponti that I observed what I was after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and over the ceiling…,” she states. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to convey her vision to everyday living and the search has soared in level of popularity ever considering the fact that (not to mention cemented their standing as the leader in the previous-planet plaster method).