For her new collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the concept all over the assortment: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase series, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn bathroom, a area in her home that made available little utility—or as most designers may possibly see it, an prospect to make an place as impactful as doable. “On my grasp flooring, architecture informed the area,” Athena explains in her reserve Live Wonderful. “Grand double doorways led to the grasp bathroom, boasting an old-globe design and style bathtub, plaster walls, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in between served no goal,” she carries on.
The answer lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with gathering plinths and pillars for the home, I was captivated to historical Greek marble columns, but it was not until I saw a wooden-paneled home at the University of Padua designed by Gio Ponti that I uncovered what I was following. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and in excess of the ceiling…,” she states. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to deliver her vision to lifetime and the look has soared in level of popularity at any time considering the fact that (not to mention cemented their status as the leader in the outdated-earth plaster technique).