For her the latest collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the idea all through the collection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase series, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all begun in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn lavatory, a place in her property that presented little utility—or as most designers could see it, an chance to make an space as impactful as attainable. “On my grasp ground, architecture educated the house,” Athena points out in her e book Stay Lovely. “Grand double doorways led to the grasp toilet, boasting an aged-earth type bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble hearth, but the hallway in amongst served no objective,” she carries on.
The alternative lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with gathering plinths and pillars for the property, I was captivated to historic Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t right up until I noticed a wooden-paneled space at the College of Padua designed by Gio Ponti that I observed what I was immediately after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and more than the ceiling…,” she states. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to bring her vision to lifestyle and the glance has soared in recognition ever due to the fact (not to mention cemented their position as the leader in the old-world plaster technique).