For her recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the notion all over the selection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase series, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started off in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn rest room, a space in her residence that presented little utility—or as most designers might see it, an opportunity to make an spot as impactful as achievable. “On my master floor, architecture knowledgeable the room,” Athena clarifies in her book Dwell Attractive. “Grand double doors led to the grasp lavatory, boasting an old-world type bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fire, but the hallway in among served no goal,” she carries on.
The resolution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with accumulating plinths and pillars for the residence, I was captivated to ancient Greek marble columns, but it was not until I noticed a wood-paneled place at the College of Padua built by Gio Ponti that I located what I was just after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and above the ceiling…,” she says. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to carry her vision to existence and the glance has soared in acceptance ever considering the fact that (not to mention cemented their position as the leader in the outdated-globe plaster strategy).