Ergon Mykonos Acrokeramo Bookends are inspired by the Antefix (acroterion) of the Parthenon Temple. The ancient greek and later on, roman roofs had an inclination of 30 degrees and their edges were covered with acroterion in order to be protected from the intrusion of birds and snakes. They were made by using clay or marble. Their surface was decorated with elaborate designs of faces, plants and animals. The particular one is a represantation of the Parthenon acroterion. Parthenon had 126 marbles antefixes, decorated with addorsed spirals and thirteen-leaved palmettes. The leaves were painted alternately blue and red. The slight asymmetry of a plan gives an impression of imperceptible motion and enlivens the decoration.
All of the Ergon Mykonos creations are inspired by the images of Greek history and mythology, elements and materials of our rich culture and are customised to the contemporary, minimal aesthetic & pop culture. Mitos collection is named after the myth of Minotaur and Mitos; the thread that princes Ariadne gave to Theseus to escape the Labyrinth. Mitos collection, the homeware collection follows the aesthetics of Minoan and Cycladic art and presents unique handmade items with their own personality, and with references to the Greek history.