Sanctuary and curvature

In celebration of its 40th year, Athena has launched two new vanity ranges, designed in collaboration with Auckland-based interior designer Sonya Cotter, drawing on her expert knowledge of the residential home environment.

“Bathrooms have moved from a utilitarian kind of space to something a little bit more upmarket. With open plan living and working from home, the bathroom is one of the few spaces in our homes where we can be alone, one of the few sanctuaries,” Sonya explains.

In response to this new context within which the bathroom finds itself, vanities are becoming more and more like furniture. To achieve that, rectangular shapes have been discarded for elements with a depth of character, texture, and a sense of movement and curves.

These biophilic elements and curvature are key features of the Swift vanity, which is available in new tactile finishes and gentle colours to deliver a fresh softness. Alongside it, the Fleet vanity allows for a high level of customisation, with configurable drawers and handles and a range of nature-inspired colours and finishes to choose from.

With cabinetry crafted from sustainably managed, low-emission board produced in New Zealand, Athena’s two new vanity ranges exemplify the future of bathroom design.

athena.co.nz

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