Two claustras in stamped and patinated copper, for the Aquarius liner Italy circa 1970

Two claustras in stamped and patinated copper, for the Aquarius liner Italy circa 1970

Two claustras in stamped and patinated copper on a wooden core. Worked and visible on both sides.
They were created to definit the dining aera of the Aquarius liner, built in 1972 on the Piraeus shipyard.
Each panel:
Height: 77.56 in
Width: 151.18 in
Thickness: 3.35 in

The Aquarius ship was built for Hellenic Mediterranean Lines (HML) in 1972. It was the first HML cruise ship, and also the first cruise ship built in Greece. Aquarius was ordered and laid down at United Shipping Yard in Perama . It was launched on September 15th 1971 and commissioned in June. 1972. The vessel was 4591 gross tons, 103,71 metres long and could carry 312 passengers.

Born in 1929, Erminio Lozzi is a noted painter, tapestry maker, interior designer and animator (for animated movies).
He might be best known in the art world for creating Dino The Dinosaur for the Flintstones but Lozzi was a prolific interior designer and helmed the refit of almost every Epirotiki Lines' cruise ship, from ARGONAUT to ORPHEUS, JASON, NEPTUNE and, of course, the WORLD RENAISSANCE. Lozzi's style was warm, employing vivid oranges and yellows, burnt umber, avocado green and turquoise. His ships had metallic art and gorgeous original tapestries, many depicting scenes from Greek mythology. He transformed the WORLD RENAISSANCE from a cool, chic, but well-worn French lady into a contemporary Greek maiden that would become a staple in Aegean cruising for over two decades.