For her recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the notion during the assortment: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started out in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn toilet, a room in her residence that made available tiny utility—or as most designers could possibly see it, an prospect to make an region as impactful as probable. “On my grasp floor, architecture informed the area,” Athena describes in her book Stay Gorgeous. “Grand double doorways led to the learn lavatory, boasting an outdated-world model bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in in between served no reason,” she continues.
The resolution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with collecting plinths and pillars for the dwelling, I was attracted to historic Greek marble columns, but it was not right up until I noticed a wooden-paneled space at the University of Padua created by Gio Ponti that I found what I was after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and over the ceiling…,” she claims. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to provide her vision to lifestyle and the glance has soared in popularity at any time because (not to mention cemented their status as the chief in the aged-globe plaster method).