For her current collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the plan during the assortment: 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 lavatory, a place in her home that available minimal utility—or as most designers could see it, an possibility to make an spot as impactful as probable. “On my learn ground, architecture knowledgeable the place,” Athena describes in her book Dwell Gorgeous. “Grand double doorways led to the learn bathroom, boasting an previous-environment fashion bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in in between served no reason,” she proceeds.
The resolution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with gathering plinths and pillars for the dwelling, I was attracted to historic Greek marble columns, but it was not right until I observed a wood-paneled area at the College of Padua designed by Gio Ponti that I located what I was just after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and about the ceiling…,” she states. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to convey her eyesight to lifestyle and the seem has soared in popularity ever considering the fact that (not to point out cemented their position as the chief in the aged-world plaster technique).