For her recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the concept in the course of the assortment: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase collection, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn toilet, a place in her household that offered very little utility—or as most designers may possibly see it, an possibility to make an region as impactful as attainable. “On my master flooring, architecture informed the space,” Athena points out in her e book Reside Stunning. “Grand double doors led to the grasp lavatory, boasting an previous-earth fashion bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fire, but the hallway in among served no intent,” she continues.
The option lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with amassing plinths and pillars for the property, I was captivated to ancient Greek marble columns, but it was not until I noticed a wood-paneled home at the College of Padua made by Gio Ponti that I found what I was immediately after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and about the ceiling…,” she claims. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to convey her vision to life and the search has soared in reputation ever due to the fact (not to mention cemented their status as the leader in the old-entire world plaster method).