For her recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the plan during the collection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase collection, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all commenced in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn toilet, a area in her house that presented tiny utility—or as most designers may well see it, an possibility to make an location as impactful as possible. “On my master floor, architecture educated the room,” Athena describes in her reserve Reside Lovely. “Grand double doorways led to the grasp toilet, boasting an previous-entire world type bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in amongst served no objective,” she proceeds.
The solution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with amassing plinths and pillars for the home, I was captivated to ancient Greek marble columns, but it was not until finally I noticed a wooden-paneled place at the University of Padua created by Gio Ponti that I identified what I was just after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and more than the ceiling…,” she says. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to convey her eyesight to everyday living and the glimpse has soared in attractiveness ever considering that (not to mention cemented their standing as the chief in the outdated-environment plaster procedure).