For her recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the notion in the course of the assortment: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all commenced in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn lavatory, a area in her home that offered minor utility—or as most designers may well see it, an chance to make an location as impactful as doable. “On my learn ground, architecture informed the space,” Athena points out in her book Are living Stunning. “Grand double doors led to the grasp rest room, boasting an previous-world model bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fire, but the hallway in in between served no reason,” she continues.
The resolution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with amassing plinths and pillars for the house, I was attracted to historical Greek marble columns, but it was not till I observed a wooden-paneled place at the University of Padua designed by Gio Ponti that I observed what I was right after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and around the ceiling…,” she says. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to bring her vision to lifetime and the look has soared in attractiveness ever since (not to point out cemented their status as the leader in the old-world plaster procedure).