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OUR COMPANY

 

The activities of the Duke of Camastra are born from the passion of the Esposito family,

well recognized for four generations, for the pottery art.

Founded in 1900, is a witness of the cultural and historical heritage of Santo Stefano di Camastra. The latter, thriving town of pottery tradition, situated on the Tyrrhenian coast in the Messina province, is a terrace overlooking the sea, whose urban structure, designed at the end of the 17th century, was inspired by the great royal gardens of the time (Versailles, Madrid).  The production of pottery, and terracotta tiles in particular (known as “mattonelle stagnate”), was the foundation for the development of the local economy. A major boost to the local culture and economy - and to the creation of new trends and designs - has been the institution, in the 50s, of the Arte per La Ceramica Institute founded and directed for over 40 years by the Prof. Ciro Michele Esposito, Salvatore Esposito’s brother and uncle of Emanuele and Giuseppe, founders of the Duke of Camastra and current executives. Duca di Camastra is today one of the companies that reflect tradition and innovation in the production of exclusively handmade tiles, home décor accessories, and furniture for kitchen and bathroom, with glazing techniques and artistic decorations that give each piece uniqueness, versatility and elegance while honouring the tradition. Under the brand Duke of Camastra are presented materials and furnishings with a contemporary sensibility, conceived and designed for those looking for something special, in tune with their lifestyle. Over time we have witnessed the transformation of the way of thinking and using the raw material, almost a semantic revolution. For this reason, the passion for constant research is our way to integrate new ideas, projects and an active exchange with institutions.
Duca di Camastra is a trademark of CONSORZIO CERAMICHE DESUIR which includes a group of artisanal firms.

TERRITORY

 

Immense park that encloses the largest forest area throughout Sicily (about 85,000 hectares),

the Nebrodi Park constitute a real Apennine Ridge emerged along the Tyrrhenian coast of the island.

Many stretches of water dotting this green casket, create, in the illusion game of reflections and reverberations, virtual images that expand indefinitely, giving the landscape a magical unrealness. The charm of the park lies in the beauty and variety of its landscapes. From the picturesque hills of Monte Soro (1847 m) to the beautiful coasts of S. Agata di Militello and Caronia Marina. An oasis of primordial Sicily once covered with forests, the park still keeps this archaic quality in its ancient forests of beech, true remnants of glacial eras, that still found in high, fresh and deep soils, the most welcoming of habitat for spawning and perpetuation. The cold and humid climate favors the rapid grown of the forests. The forests of Mangalavite, Scavioli, Caronia, Mistretta, Malabotta and the Old Forest, all of natural origin, are the places where the legend has set Daphne, the God of bucolic poetry, ledding his herds, descendants from the herds of the Sun. These mountains, once populated by fawns (Nebros, in Greek, means fawn) bucks, deers, boars, bears, wolves, lynxes, owls and royal vultures, traveled today by flocks of wild blacks pigs, renowned for the delicacy of their meat. The medium altitudes are populated by herds of sanfratellani horses that often drink at the cool waters of Lake Biviere. In areas surrounding the lake park, like Cesarò lake or Treane lake, it is not hard to find marsh turtles, coots, mallards and moorhens. Near the cliffs you can easily meet various specimens of prey birds: golden eagle, the Bonelli eagle, peregrine falcons and lanners. In these areas, until the’60s, the park hosted the last colony of Sicilian griffon vultures, now permanently extinct in the island. In this alternation of lakes, rocky areas and dense forests does not lack the human presence. Even today, the man lives and works in this area: shepherds, farmers, coal miners, cork collectors are the evidence of an ancient and traditional world, disappeared elsewhere. The economy is tied to local products handcrafted by the shepherds. Beyond the natural beauty, the Nebrodi Park embraces the provinces of Messina, Catania and Enna, places rich in tradition and architectural monuments: churches, monasteries, old buildings and narrow streets of ancient medieval construction. Among the traditional festivals, the most characteristical is the “Muzzune” in Alcara Li Fusi, province of Messina. During this ancient festival (June 24) people lay up tables on the town’s streets decorated with precious blankets and the “muzzuni”, jars and jugs with broken necks in which sprout wheat and barley. All the seasons offer opportunities for hiking, but the spring is always the most rich and colorful.

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Desuir produce ceramiche da oltre 100 anni in Provincia di Messina a Santo Stefano di Camastra. Siamo specializzati nella realizzazione di mattonelle stagnate rigorosamente create in maniera artigianale.