For her the latest collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the notion during the collection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all began in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn bathroom, a area in her home that provided very little utility—or as most designers may well see it, an possibility to make an location as impactful as feasible. “On my master floor, architecture knowledgeable the house,” Athena describes in her book Dwell Lovely. “Grand double doorways led to the master bathroom, boasting an aged-planet design bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fire, but the hallway in in between served no objective,” she proceeds.
The resolution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with accumulating plinths and pillars for the home, I was captivated to historical Greek marble columns, but it was not until finally I observed a wood-paneled area at the College of Padua made by Gio Ponti that I located what I was soon after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and more than the ceiling…,” she claims. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to convey her vision to lifestyle and the search has soared in recognition at any time given that (not to point out cemented their standing as the leader in the previous-environment plaster strategy).