For her the latest collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the plan throughout the assortment: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started off in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn rest room, a place in her house that made available very little utility—or as most designers might see it, an chance to make an space as impactful as doable. “On my learn flooring, architecture informed the room,” Athena clarifies in her ebook Stay Lovely. “Grand double doors led to the learn bathroom, boasting an old-entire world fashion bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in among served no objective,” she proceeds.
The resolution lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with collecting plinths and pillars for the residence, I was captivated to ancient Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t until eventually I noticed a wooden-paneled place at the University of Padua created by Gio Ponti that I observed what I was immediately after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and over the ceiling…,” she claims. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to deliver her vision to lifetime and the glimpse has soared in acceptance at any time considering the fact that (not to point out cemented their position as the chief in the previous-earth plaster procedure).