For her latest collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the concept throughout the assortment: 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 bathroom, a place in her residence that available very little utility—or as most designers may possibly see it, an prospect to make an region as impactful as probable. “On my learn floor, architecture knowledgeable the area,” Athena points out in her guide Reside Beautiful. “Grand double doorways led to the grasp bathroom, boasting an previous-world fashion bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fire, but the hallway in amongst served no intent,” she proceeds.
The answer 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 until I noticed a wooden-paneled space at the University of Padua designed by Gio Ponti that I uncovered what I was after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and around the ceiling…,” she suggests. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to provide her eyesight to daily life and the appear has soared in popularity at any time considering the fact that (not to point out cemented their status as the leader in the previous-earth plaster strategy).