For her the latest collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the thought all through the assortment: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn bathroom, a area in her property that supplied minor utility—or as most designers might see it, an prospect to make an location as impactful as attainable. “On my grasp floor, architecture educated the house,” Athena describes in her guide Reside Wonderful. “Grand double doorways led to the grasp toilet, boasting an aged-entire world design bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fire, but the hallway in amongst served no purpose,” she carries on.
The answer lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with collecting plinths and pillars for the home, I was attracted to historic Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t right until I observed a wooden-paneled place at the College of Padua intended by Gio Ponti that I discovered what I was following. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and above the ceiling…,” she claims. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to provide her vision to daily life and the glimpse has soared in popularity at any time considering the fact that (not to mention cemented their standing as the leader in the aged-environment plaster strategy).