ICARO Rodi & ΙΚΑΡΟΣ Ceramics Collection c. 1929-1955

ICARO & IKAΡΟΣ Rhodes Greece 20th - Private Collection

ICARO & IKAΡΟΣ Rhodes Greece 20th – Private Collection

Industrie Ceramiche Artistiche Rodio-Orientali (I.C.A.R.O) or ICARO Rodi produced pottery from 1929 to 1946, inspired by the decorative motifs of Iznik. ICARO Rodi was part of an ambitious Italian project aiming the economic growth of Rhodes Island in Greece during the period of the Italian occupation. Official initiation of activities and the opening of the workshop happened in July 24th, 1929 with Luigi De Lerma to be the first technical director of ICARO Rodi. His experience from ‘Fontana Limite” made the ICARO production to be similar to Faenza’s. In the same year he invited Darrio Poppi to be part of the team. In 1931 ICARO Rodi moves to a new building in the old city of Rhodes (near the spectacular road of the Knights- Via dei Cavalieri) where a Madonna tile and a decorative tiles panel can be seen till today. (Compilation of beautiful examples of ICARO Rodi & IΚΑΡΟΣ ceramics from early 1929 till 1955. Belong to a private collection in Athens Greece)

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