For her new collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the notion during the collection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all begun in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn bathroom, a room in her house that offered minor utility—or as most designers may possibly see it, an possibility to make an space as impactful as doable. “On my grasp flooring, architecture informed the space,” Athena describes in her reserve Dwell Attractive. “Grand double doorways led to the master lavatory, boasting an aged-environment type bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in amongst served no intent,” she proceeds.
The option lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with gathering plinths and pillars for the dwelling, I was attracted to historical Greek marble columns, but it was not until finally I observed a wooden-paneled place at the University of Padua built by Gio Ponti that I observed what I was after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and around the ceiling…,” she suggests. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to convey her vision to existence and the look has soared in recognition ever due to the fact (not to mention cemented their status as the chief in the previous-globe plaster strategy).