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Lladró Redefines the Meaning of High Porcelain at Maison et Objet 2019Friday 25 January 2019
Lladró Redefines the Meaning of High Porcelain at Maison et Objet 2019 ⇒ Lladró gets the new season off to a start with its participation at Maison et Objet, the must-visit fair in Paris which turns the city into the world capital of home decor, design and lifestyles from January 18th through the 22nd. Pierre Favresse appointed Lladró’s creative director one year ago, has conceived the brand’s stand at the fair this year, taking on the challenge of showcasing Lladró’s wide-ranging, complex product offer in one single space with a special highlight on its latest creations in artistic porcelain. In his task of lending visibility to the incredible versatility of such a unique and exquisite material as porcelain, the designer borrowed his inspiration from the painstaking process of elaboration and the experience of the hands that bring each piece to life.
The stand was divided into various rooms, replicating the way exhibitions are mounted in art galleries, in order to better highlight Lladró’s different product categories. Ranging from the highly-prized High Porcelain sculptures—true works of art and the maximum expression of Lladró’s handcrafted excellence—to decorative pieces with groundbreaking design and aesthetics, as well as the brand’s new focus on functional objects—lighting, candles, home fragrances. The artistic porcelain brand from Valencia continues to innovate and push back the limits of porcelain in order to demonstrate the infinite creative potential of this material and is even expanding its product offer to include jewellery.
In addition, this year, at the show Lladró announced its latest collaborative project in conjunction with Marcel Wanders, one of the world’s most renowned contemporary designers. A new icon of porcelain applied to light will be unveiled at Euroluce in Spring 2019 and Paris is the chosen location to reveal an exclusive preview of a collection which came about as the result of a fruitful dialogue between the brand’s experience and know-how and the personal vision of the Dutch designer.
The mastery of Lladró, which produces all its pieces following a unique handcrafted process making each creation unique and unrepeatable, is best exemplified in sculptures like Nude in Paradise, inspired by the exotic landscapes painted by Henri Rousseau, Icarus, which is an incredibly meticulous creation in white porcelain from the Myths collection and exclusive High Porcelain pieces created in limited editions with utmost attention to detail and decorative techniques such as Gondola in Venice. For this creation, in which a couple of lovers parade their love on the canals in Venice, the brand’s artists composed a special decoration that enriches the scene and completed it with floral decoration, using delicate petals made one by one. A limited edition of just 500 units.
For more than sixty years, Lladró has deployed its unparalleled know-how in the field of porcelain in its only factory in the world, in Valencia. Each piece is delicately made by sculptors and artisans in an entirely handcrafted process that combines age-old techniques with its own unmistakable palette of colours. Lladró also explores the vast creative potential of porcelain in collaborative projects with renowned contemporary artist and designers. The brand’s universe embraces sculptures, lighting, objects for the home and interior design as well as fashion accessories. Famous all over the world, Lladró is an ambassador for Spain in the over 100 countries to which it exports its porcelains through a select network of its own boutiques and distributors.
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