The Le Tuco chair, named after Calderon’s dog, retails for $2699 and is made with shearling upholstery with bun-shaped wood feet and a jaunty slope to the arms.
CHICAGO – Crate & Barrel has launched a new collection with New York-based interior designer Athena Calderone that includes furniture, entertaining and décor products.
“We were thrilled to work with Athena to create timeless pieces that transcend trends,” said Sebastian Brauer, Crate + Barrel, senior vice president of product design, head of metaverse and web 3.0. “Athena’s aspirational vision and commitment to live beautiful coupled with our design centric craftsmanship and values of living with purpose and intention come through in the authentic details and materials across this lifestyle collection.”
The exclusive collaboration draws inspiration from ancient forms and global design finds uncovered during Calderone’s journey to curate pieces for her home.
Inspired by elements of contemporary, global design, the collection draws on the designer’s signature style of making familiar shapes feel new and fresh paired with Crate & Barrel’s modern design. Much like the informed collection that took Calderone years to curate for her own home, these products connect past, present and future by mixing materials, finishes and periods of architectural influence.
“The shared vision of making beautiful design accessible to all was truly captured through this collaboration with Crate & Barrel and I can’t wait to see how people style the pieces.” said Calderone. “What an honor it is to think about how the collection will live on in people’s intimate homes and spaces for years to come.”
Some of the collection’s key pieces include the Scandinavian-inspired shearling Le Tuco Chair and the Angolare sofa, which features soft mohair fabric. The entertaining pieces create an elevated tone atop the Es Taller dining table, while décor including the Crucible Planters and the Facette and Énorme Cannelee Vases give ancient forms a sleek, modern look, according to Calderone.
Available exclusively at Crate & Barrel, customers can shop the Athena Calderone collection which features 137 pieces and ranges in price from $7.95 to $2,699.