“Skoutari” is produced in the Cretan village of Kritsa. It is an extra virgin organic olive oil of the Koroneiki variety – characterised as of pharmaceutical grade by the European Union, due to its high polyphenol levels and excellent nutritional values. The word “skoutari” means “shield” and is borrowed from the lyrics of the Greek poem “Erotokritos” by Vincenzo Cornaro. In this romantic early Cretan poem, it protects the protagonist in a jousting tournament. A tournament between Erotokritos and the prince, to win over the beautiful Aretousa. This works as a metaphor for the way in which the olive oil protects the human body. […]

Over the past 12 months at The Greek Foundation, we’ve been trying to showcase some of the best projects related to Greek design, architecture, photography, the arts and cultural production in general. Our aim has been to bring our readers articles that will interest and inspire them, but also to connect artists to the world and bring the world closer to them, too. In this context, we have compiled a list of the most popular articles of 2020, which essentially offers an opportunity to go through some of the most impressive projects of the year, step by step. […]

Efcharis and Nikos Paltoglou lucky enough to grow up in the ceramics workshop, which their father had established in Athens, were enchanted from a young age with this magical substance of soil and water, bringing them closer to both the past and present of humanity. […]

“My ceramics have come alive through the marriage of old and new. My inspiration is a connection of traditional and contemporary everyday style. The colours and the forms find a place in all different environments. […]

Athens-based ADD Architecture Studio has been awarded the 2018-2019 GOLD A’ Design Award for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category by the International Design Academy, the grand jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition,  for the “Reverse Sunclock Multifunctional Wall Lamp”, which aspires to reconsider what a Wall Lamp is, and what a Wall Lamp can be. […]

Καρίς (Κārī́s) is a conceptual jewellery brand, founded in 2020 by Ismene King. Ismene is an Athens based sculptor, who works in ceramics. For Καρίς, she works with clay, creating gestural jewels, letting the hand create quick, weightless forms out of the soft material, to be worn as a gesture on the body, both by women and men. […]

“The diversity of the projects we implement and the basis of our philosophy for a perfect balance between creativity and results, have prompted us to choose from a variety of colours and printing technologies, elements that blend harmoniously together and reinforce the original idea of differentiation and experimentation. […]