magazine 2 2009
Celebrate with Lladr贸
Juan, José and Vicente, founders of Lladró.
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AN EXCLUSIVE PIECE FOR PRIVILEGE GOLD MEMBERS
THE LEGEND OF HAMELIN styling. MIGUEL CRUZ picture. SILVIO POSADA
INSPIRED BY A POPULAR tale based on mysterious events that, as history has it, took place in the Middle Ages, the legend of the Pied Piper has endured over the centuries. The different literary versions that have sprung up every so often, are now joined by a porcelain version crafted by Lladró. This exclusive piece for Privilege Gold members continues the Classic Children’s Tales Collection. In order to give life to this Pied Piper, the company’s artists have returned to Lladró’s most familiar style. That’s how a glazed porcelain piece, that combines stylized forms and soft colors, is born. This creation is full of tiny details, such as the flowers and mice, and it is a great addition to the existing pieces that constitute the collection, Alice in Wonderland and Little tin soldier, that you can see on page 39.
THE THIRD PIECE IN THE CLASSIC CHILDREN’S TALES COLLECTION THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN [20 x 16 cm, 8” x 6 1/4”] Ref. 01008425
A NEW LIMITED EDITION, PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE FOR PRIVILEGE GOLD MEMBERS
Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance, represents the Hindu god of Creation. A new limited edition, Premiere Exclusive for Privilege Gold members. picture. MANUEL ARTERO
ALONG WITH BRAHMA and Vishnu, Shiva is one of the gods that comprise the Hindu faith’s sacred Trinity. Associated with Creation and cosmic rhythm, the new limited edition, which is a Premiere for Privilege Gold members, shows Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. This piece should be taken as a pictorial allegory as it reflects the Hindu faith down to the very last detail. Thus dance becomes the incarnation of divine power: Nataraja is the Bringer of Life, the Protector, and he draws the Creation towards him anew. In his upper right hand he holds a damaruka (drum), symbolizing the Creation through sound. In his upper left hand he bears the Fire that consumes the Worlds. The lower left hand draws the mudra that protects against demons and all evil. And the lower right hand brings Salvation. Shiva performs his dance on a
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demon representing Ignorance, and around a ring of fire, the symbol of the forces of Nature and the Universe, which Lladró’s artists have highlighted by applying a polychrome that is seldom seen on representations of this deity. From a technical point of view, Shiva Nataraja is an extremely complex piece, first and foremost because the main figure is framed, which is not something you’ll see very often on a Lladró creation. The figure’s shape and density posed a new challenge for Lladró’s craftsmen: how to fire the piece to perfection. In addition to this, there is a sheer amount of fragments with an artistic wealth that result in a wide range of glazes in warm tones, contrasting with the characteristic blue of Hindu deities. An optional base is the final flourish in a creation that is exclusive for Privilege Gold members until the end of 2009.
PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE FOR PRIVILEGE GOLD MEMBERS UNTIL 12/31/2009
SHIVA NATARAJA [47 x 44 cm, 18 1/2” x 17 1/4”] Optional base. Height with base 56 cm / 22”. Ref. 01001947 Limited edition of 3,000 pieces.
Two universal values, harmony and balance, were materialized in Cranes and Herons by their creators. “These birds radiate peacefulness, and we wanted that good feeling to comfort us and be present in our homes, to fill our days with peace,” explains Juan Lladró. Juan Lladró
styling. MIGUEL CRUZ picture. SILVIO POSADA
CRANES [54 x 55 cm, 21 1/4” x 21 3/4”] Ref. 01001456 Base included
HERONS [57 x 40 cm, 22 1/2” x 15 3/4”] Ref. 01001319
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WHEN THE SUN sets over the waters of The Albufera of Valencia, the surface of this fresh water lagoon becomes a mirror filled with golden, orange and red reflections. This explains why the elderly locals like to refer to this stretch of water as El Reluciente (literally, “The Shining One”). The Albufera is of considerable environmental importance, providing the natural habitat for more than three hundred types of water birds: ducks,
seagulls, cormorants and a wide variety of waterfowl that bring color and sound to this landscape, along with the cranes and herons. Just a few kilometres from the Albufera stands the City of Porcelain, the place where Lladró’s creations see the light of day, and our craftsmen were inspired by two of the most characteristic birds that have made the lagoon their home. “During their low-level flying, cranes and herons form flocks
of different sizes, spreading their majestic wings as they glide with the wind,” explains Juan Lladró. He describes them as “a milestone of decorative beauty,” praising their elegance and their simple lines, and acknowledges that the size of the figures posed serious challenges for the sculptors. “The balance and slenderness are a true achievement of craftsmanship. You can tell that these pieces are really special just by looking at them.”
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HIGH PORCELAIN Oriental Horse: Lladró’s artists have come up with a masterful recreation of a jewel from the Tang Dynasty
ALL THE MAJESTY OF A CENTURIESOLD SYMBOL
ORIENTAL HORSE GLAZED [57 x 66 cm, 22” 1/2 x 26”] Ref. 01001943 Limited edition 1,000 units. Includes base
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Beauty, power and wealth. These are the three prized possessions that the ancient Orientals used to see reflected in the most noble of all animals. Thanks to these attributes, horses became one of the favorite artistic motifs of the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD), the Golden Age of Chinese art, inspiring works that, many centuries later, still leave us in awe at their power and elegance. Lladró has taken its inspiration from this fascinating era and created Oriental Horse, a piece from the High Porcelain collection. It brings together the most outstanding art objects created at the The City of Porcelain.
Thanks to extraordinary sculptural prowess, Oriental Horse radiates at the same time grace and majesty, energy and movement, enhanced by a wealth of ornamentation, meticulous in every detail and full of color. The glazed version stands out for its glazes, in particular the turquoise created especially for this sculpture. The matte version delights in tones inspired by ancient pieces of the Tang Dynasty, aged by the hand of time. The use of color is basically sober, yet the sculpture acquires a certain liveliness thanks to the cobalt blue of the saddle and on the horse’s neck.
ORIENTAL HORSE MATTE [57 x 66 cm, 22” 1/2 x 26”] Ref. 01001944 Limited edition 1,000 units. Includes base
Highly original table centerpieces, elegant lamps, attractive jewelry cases... By adapting themselves to different decor styles, these Lladró pieces explore new ways of unfurling their full decorative and functional potential.
A QUESTION OF STYLE styling. MARIBEL VELASCO pictures. SILVIO POSADA
CHRISTMAS BALL 2009
CHRISTMAS BELL 2009
[10 x 8 cm, 4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007160
[9 x 8 cm, 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007162
MULTI LITHOPHANE HOLDER 4 LIGHTS SILVER [35 x 23 cm, 14” x 9 1/4”] Ref. 01017303
CHRISTMAS BALL 2009 REDECO
SINGLE LITHOPHANE HOLDER GOLDEN
[10 x 8 cm, 4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007161
[6 x 8 cm, 2 1/4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01017300
MULTI LITHOPHANE HOLDER 4 LIGHTS GOLDEN
CHRISTMAS BELL 2009 REDECO
SINGLE LITHOPHANE HOLDER SILVER
[35 x 23 cm,14” x 9 1/4”] Ref. 01017302
[9 x 8 cm, 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007163
[6 x 8 cm, 2 1/4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01017301
LITHOPHANE VOTIVE LIGHT SNOWFLAKE [9 x 10 cm, 3 1/2” x 4”] Ref. 01017310
LITHOPHANE VOTIVE LIGHT PARROTS [9 x 10 cm, 3 1/2” x 4”] Ref. 01017305
LITHOPHANE VOTIVE LIGHT TOUCANS [9 x 10 cm, 3 1/2” x 4”] Ref. 01017307
FROM THE BEGINNING, one of Lladró’s main desires has been to endow spaces with a soul. Rather than imposing any particular decorative style, the art of Lladró sets out to adapt itself to every ambience, to any given trend or corner of the home. It brings to each space a spirit of its own and highlights its own peculiarities and characteristics. What is the key to this way of doing things? Imagination has to be set free. To start with, we’ve placed the pieces in a variety of places: in the center of a table, on a mantel’s fireplace, on a bathroom shelf, on a chest of drawers... The result is, at the very least, extremely eyecatching. Also, at Lladró we have always had the vision on making our creations functional. Candles, jewelry cases, book holders, incense burners, bowls for appetizers... the possibilities are simply endless. On this occasion, we’ve recreated five highly personal decorative styles: Romantic Holidays, Oriental, Park Avenue, Rococo and Celestial. Each style is full of ideas and highly original proposals designed to provide you with inspiration for creating spaces to suit your own taste and to come up with unique compositions for this very special time of the year.
ROMANTIC HOLIDAYS Matching lithophanes and holders are combined to make an exquisite centerpiece during this Holidays. The candlelight accentuates the romantic atmosphere.
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NATURAL ORCHIDS WALL ART [23 x 50 cm, 9” x 19 3/4”] Ref. 01008447
FAIRY WISH WALL ART [38 x 38 cm, 15” x 15”] Ref. 01008448
NATUROFANTASTIC HANGING LAMP GOLDEN [20 x 10 cm, 8” x 4”] Ref. 01007933
NATUROFANTASTIC BOWL GOLDEN [18 x 29 cm, 7” x 11 1/2”] Ref. 01007923
NATUROFANTASTIC MULTI CANDLEHOLDER GOLDEN
SILENT NIGHT GIFT BOX REDECO
[40 x 34 cm, 15 3/4” x 13 1/2”] Ref. 01007973
[20 x 44 x 11 cm, 8” x 17 1/2” x 11 3/4”] Ref. 01007095
What better festive decoration than a Lladró Nativity scene? Framed by tiny lights, it’s the ideal centerpiece for any table.
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The gres pieces of Emperor’s Table collection create an attractive ethnic display. The black and red backgrounds are a safe bet.
EMPEROR'S TABLE COLLECTION BUD VASE BLACK
POTPOURRI OFFER BLACK
[17 x 10 cm, 6 3/4” x 4”] Ref. 01012496
[14 x 9 cm, 5 1/2” x 3 1/2”] Ref. 01012494
POTPOURRI GIFT BLACK [12 x 9 cm, 4 3/4” x 3 1/2” ] Ref. 01012493
TEA LIGHT CANDLE HOLDER BLACK [5 x 7 cm, 2” x 2 3/4”] Ref. 01012491
TALL CHINESE [20 x 8 cm, 7 3/4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01012056
SHORT CHINESE INCENSE BURNER BLACK [14 x 10 cm, 5 1/2” x 4”] Ref. 01012495
[17 x 11 cm, 6 3/4” x 4 1/4” ] Ref. 01012057
POR QU´ERECLUIR LAS PIEZAS PARK AVENUE
Why showcase the pieces behind glass? Display them on a console table, add some plants and the result is a pretty original corner. Place them on an occasional table, in the hallway… The fact is, wherever you put them, Lladró pieces are sure to open up a world of possibilities.
RENAISSANCE OBELISK BOX PLATINUM [37 x 18 cm, 14 1/2” x 7”] Ref. 01008464
RENNAISSANCE OBELISK BOX RED [37 x 18 cm, 14 1/2” x 7”] Ref. 01008463
MEDUSA OBELISK [63 x 15 cm, 24 3/4” x 6”] Ref. 01008431
ANUBIS [36 x 52 cm, 14 1/4” x 20 1/2”] Ref. 01008439
EIGHT SIDED MIRROR BLACK & WHITE [80 x 80 cm, 31 1/2” x 31 1/2”] Ref. 01007159
EIGHT SIDED MIRROR BLUE [80 x 80 cm, 31 1/2” x 31 1/2”] Ref. 01007158
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ROCOCO LADY AT THE BALL [31 x 25 cm, 12 1/4” x 9 3/4”] Ref. 01008423 Base included
ROCOCO LADY ON SWING [36 x 23 cm, 14 1/4” x 9”] Ref. 01008424 Base included
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WONDERFUL ANGEL [17 x 16 cm, 6 3/4” x 6 1/4”] Ref. 01018236
PRECIOUS ANGEL [13 x 42 cm, 5” x 16 1/2”] Ref. 01008438
BEAUTIFUL ANGEL [20 x 14 cm, 7 3/4” x 5 1/2”] Ref. 01018235
The angel figures give soulfulness to the most intimate spaces in the home. Set them on the bathroom vanity and the sculptures will reveal just how delicate they are.
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2009 NEW CREATIONS
INSPIRATIONAL SPACES Festive, ethnical, classic, contemporary... Lladró has its own take on all of the latest trends and artistic techniques, always ready to make every space brim over with life. styling. ELENA VISIERS pictures. PEDRO ALBORNOZ
2009 CHRISTMAS BELL [9 x 8 cm, 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007162
GREAT CHRISTMAS TREE [47 x 26 cm, 18 1/2” x 10 1/4”] Ref. 01008477 Limited edition of 2,000 pieces. Base included
2009 CHRISTMAS BALL [10 x 8 cm, 4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007160
2009 CHRISTMAS BELL REDECO [9 x 8 cm, 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007163
2009 CHRISTMAS BALL REDECO [10 x 8 cm, 4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01007161
THE HOLIDAY SEASON is on its way again. The very latest Lladró creations suggest different ways of celebrating this special time of the year with a variety of styles and finishes. There are timeless pieces that add warmth to your home, creations that bring a touch of the exotic from distant shores, contemporary figures filled with symbolism. New shapes, new textures and colors, and all brought to you with the care and dedication and peerless skill of Lladró’s craftsmen.
[22 x 14 cm, 8 3/4” x 5 1/2”] Ref. 01005476
[6 x 9 cm, 2 1/4” x 3 1/2”] Ref. 01005478
[12 x 22 cm, 4 3/4” x 8 3/4”] Ref. 01005483
[21 x 11 cm, 8 1/4” x 4 1/4”] Ref. 01005485
[7 x 22 cm, 2 3/4” x 8 3/4”] Ref. 01005482
[18 x 13 cm, 7” x 5”] Ref. 01005477
[22 x 11 cm, 8 3/4” x 4 1/4”] Ref. 01008415
[14 x 8 cm, 5 1/2” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01005484
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SIAMESE ELEPHANT [47 x 34 cm, 18 1/2” x 13 1/2”] Ref. 01001937 Limited edition of 2,000 pieces
ENIGMATIC BEAUTY [48 x 11 cm, 19” x 4 1/4”] Ref. 01008467
These creations are based on the traditions of other cultures, with tones that have been especially created, as the oriental red in ‘Enigmatic Beauty’.
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[28 x 19 cm, 11” x 7 1/2”] Ref. 01007181 Optional base. Limited edition of 3,000 pieces
[26 x 27 cm, 10 1/2” x 10 3/4”] Ref. 01008478 Base included
Also available in this finish: Bansuri Ganesha (01007182), Dancing Ganesha (01007183) and Mridangam Ganesha (01007184). All these pieces come with the Little mouse piece.
Spirituality and artistic richness join hands in these sculptures, which transmit all the mysticism of religions that go back many thousands of years.
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The combination of matte porcelain and platinum luster, in matte and glazed finishes, enhances the expressiveness and elegance of these pieces.
A REGAL STEED REDECO [42 x 40 cm, 16 1/2” x 15 3/4”] Ref. 01007168. Base included
CARNIVAL FANTASY [45 x 43 cm, 17 3/4” x 17”] Ref. 01011891 Limited edition of 2,000 pieces. Base included
IN TOUCH WITH NATURE REDECO
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE REDECO
[39 x 16 cm, 15 1/4” x 6 1/4”] Ref. 01007167
[31 x 10 cm, 12 1/4” x 4”] Ref. 01007164
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SUNSET AT THE PIER
THE THRILL OF LOVE
[31 x 22 cm, 12 1/4” x 8 3/4”] Ref. 01008462
[31 x 33 cm, 12 1/4” x 13”] Ref. 01008473
CEREMONIAL COIFFURE [42 x 48 cm, 16 1/2” x 19”] Ref. 01012530. Base included
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Lladró’s timeless pieces, such as the dancers, take on a new air, more dynamic and modern.
[30 x 8 cm, 11 3/4” x 3 1/4”] Ref. 01008429
GISELLE REVERENCE [28 x 20 cm, 11” x 8”] Ref. 01008474. Base included
GISELLE ARABESQUE [28 x 18 cm, 11” x 7”] Ref. 01008475. Base included
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Juan Lladró and his wife with Carlos Haro, at the event held in the Valencia Boutique.
Lladró is fashionable THOUSANDS OF HOURS of meticulous effort crafting and placing petals, giving life to sophisticated embroidery, folds, scales... Is this High Porcelain or Haute Couture? The answer is yes in both cases. Inspired by Lladró’s High Porcelain Collection, the fashion designer Carlos Haro has created exclusive garments that share a common language with Lladró; a language that speaks of painstaking care, of taking delight in all things precious and a love of the more delicate things in life. Carlos Haro’s designs were on display in May and June, along with the spectacular High Porcelain creations from which they drew their inspiration, at a number of packed presentation events held at the Lladró Boutiques in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, and at the fashion shows held in
Santiago de Compostela’s Hostal de los Reyes Católicos and the Valencia branch of the El Corte Inglés department stores. With the title Lladró and Fashion, the Valencian designer, whose fashion collections are linked to the art world, presented his collection personally, while elegant models wearing the garments brought to life spectacular sculptures such as Great Dragon, Queen of the Nile, Cinderella's arrival, Bridal carriage and Tea in the garden. The audience loved the dresses –sumptuously decorated with rich embroidery, metal beads, decorative fringes and cord, as well as hand-crafted leaves, petals and flowers– as much as the porcelain sculptures themselves. Satins, serge, mikado, ottoman silk and a variety of organdies made up the rest of this fabulous collection.
Anna Figueras and Macarena Ramos, both from El Delgado Buil, with one of the designs from their Porcelana fashion collection at the Barcelona event.
A month after wearing the Haute Couture design inspired by Great Dragon at the Santiago event, fashion model Estíbaliz Pereira, was crowned Miss Spain 2009.
The fashion shows drew considerable interest. In the picture, a model wearing the dress inspired by Queen of the Nile.
The very latest in flowers and shades Anna Figueras and Macarena Ramos, from the internationally up-and-coming Barcelona design studio El Delgado Buil, presented their Porcelana collection, which first made its debut earlier this year at the Pasarela Cibeles. The garments, which are based on the characteristic Lladró flowers and shades, reproduce details from sculptures in fine cotton, brilliant silk and viscose prints. Lladró Boutique clients turned out in droves to witness this
Carlos Haro’s fashion designs and El Delgado Buil’s ‘Porcelana’ collection were both inspired by Lladró. meeting of porcelain and fashion. In Valencia, clients had the chance to meet Juan Lladró, who attended the event with his wife, Dolores Sala; they were joined later by Rosa Lladró. In Santiago, the event was attended by the city’s mayor, Xosé
Against the backdrop of the Cathedral of Santiago, Carlos Haro poses with one of the models who wore his fashion designs. On the left, designs inspired by Bridal carriage and Great Dragon. On the right, Queen of the Nile, Cinderella's arrival and Tea in the garden. The event with El Delgado Buil in the Barcelona Boutique attracted well-known fashion figures.
Sánchez, and Camilo Regueira, the owner of Regueira jewelers, a local landmark for lovers of Lladró. In the incomparable Hostal de los Reyes Católicos –a parador dating back to the 15th century located in the city’s iconic Obradoiro square, adjacent to the Cathedral– clients who attended the event were treated to a display of High Porcelain items and a range of pieces from other collections. These spectacular events made it very clear why Lladró’s High Porcelain Collection continues to leave admirers in awe
throughout the world. The recent presentation events held in Spain showed that Lladró, Carlos Haro and the designers from El Delgado Buil all have one thing in common: their creativity is boundless. Unquestionably, the events brought a magnificent final flourish to the Lladró and Fashion tour, which is still travelling the world presenting High Porcelain creations and haute couture fashion design at London’s Harrods department stores and in the Lladró Boutique in Los Angeles (USA).
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THE CUTTINGE-EDGE Creativity and beauty at Casa Decor 2009 LLADRÓ CREATIONS were on show yet again at the 41st edition of Spain’s leading international decor fair, Casa Decor, held from May 21st to June 21st at Madrid’s Palacio de Luchana. The 3,000 square metre / 32,292 square feet palace,
The Lover II in the showroom devised by Carlos Aries.
which dates back to the early 20th century, has six stories, two terraces and a courtyard in the interior. It provided the perfect backdrop for 42 spaces designed by 75 interior decor specialists, among them Carlos Aries, who also devised the showroom where The Lover II, from Jaime Hayon’s The Fantasy Collection, was on display. Also, the children’s bedroom designed by Ana Belén López, of the Antioquia Interiorismo design firm, was the ideal setting for the butterflymotif hanging lamps from Bodo Sperlein's Lladró Re-Cyclos Magical collection. This year, Casa Decor collaborated with the CurArte Foundation which is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children in the hospital by decorating their rooms.
Design and nouvelle cuisine in Apartment Zero “THERE ARE PLEASURES of the palate that can be perceived through the intellect.” The phrase belongs to Spanish celebrity chef Ferran Adrià, and it captures to perfection the spirit of Foodjects: a fusion of design and nouvelle cuisine in Spain’, an itinerant exhibition inspired by the relationship between chefs, designers and companies, featuring creations from Jaime Hayon’s The Fantasy Collection and Lladró Re-Cyclos Magical. Endorsed by Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the exhibition made its first stop in May and June at Apartment Zero –the Washington design mecca– and was commissioned by the designer Martín Ruiz de Azúa. The event, which was jointly-organized with the Spain-USA Foundation, was attended by over 200 guests who admired one hundred carefully selected items and enjoyed luxury catering provided by José Andrés, the owner of Jaleo restaurant.
The Re-Deco Mirror, in the background, in one of the rooms at New York’s Museum of Arts & Design.
The Conversation Vase jars, from The Fantasy Collection, and the Equus breakfast set, on display at Apartment Zero.
Happy anniversary, photographed for Neo2 by the Londonbased studio Oscar & Ewan.
Lladró by Neo2 AT THE ACCLAIMED magazine Neo2, they believe in the old saying ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. So much so that the magazine has organized a special online workshop based on classic Lladró pieces and aimed at creating thoughtprovoking images. Four of the world’s leading design studios have been recruited to bring their hallmark vision of Lladró porcelain through photography. The four studios taking part in the Project: FromKeetra (New York), Pierre Vanni (France), Oscar & Ewan (London) and Kenjiro Harigai (Japan), have worked with the My fair lady, In touch with nature, Happy anniversary and Mermaid pieces respectively.
Lladró at New York’s Arts & Design Museum A RECENT EXHIBITION showed that Lladró creations can also be transformed into works of art. Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, held from May to Septmber at the New York Museum of Arts & Design, included the Re-Deco Mirror and pieces from the Equus collection. The exhibition, commissioned by Marek Cecula, featured over 200 objects from eighteen countries: apart from Lladró, the show included creations by other internationally acclaimed companies and designers, among them Swedish artist Kiell Rylander and Dutch designers Hella Jongerius and Jurgen Bey.
Rosa and Ángeles get an enthusiastic reception
Yet again, Ángeles Lladró received a very warm welcome from clients in the USA. The picture shows a moment from the Pasadena event.
ROSA LLADRÓ MADE HER THIRD trip to Japan in March to present the most recent High Porcelain creations. The two-week tour took in Tokyo, Osaka and Okayama, with stops in Mitsukoshi in Nihombashi and the Ginza Boutique. Everyone who attended the events showed their enthusiasm for the spectacular creations, especially Great dragon. The other star of the show on this occasion was Warrior boy: in fact, many of the families who attended the event bought a Rosa-signed copy as a souvenir of the traditional Children’s Festival. Later, in May, in an event that drew considerable interest from the local media, Rosa was in India where she presented the High Porcelain Collection at New Delhi’s luxurious Taj Palace Hotel, where she was accompanied by the acclaimed fashion designer Rohit Bal. The highlight of the event came when Rosa unveiled Queen of the Nile, which drew admiring looks from the public. The tour came to an end with the High
Rosa Lladró with one of the families who purchased a copy of Warrior boy to celebrate the Children’s Festival, and Patricia Bausá of Lladró Japan.
Rosa and the acclaimed fashion designer Rohit Bal during the High Porcelain event held at New Delhi’s luxurious Taj Palace Hotel.
Last Spring’s signing events took Rosa to Japan and India, and Ángeles to the USA Tea with Ms. Lladró event in Mumbai and the official opening of the second Lladró Boutique in Bangalore, in the prestigious UB City shopping mall. Also, Ángeles Lladró arrived to a warm welcome on her tour of the USA, which got under way at the end of March in the Lladró Boutique in Miami, following Naples, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Pasadena and Valley Fair. Ángeles presented new creations at a number of family-themed events. No surprise then that the stars of these events were the new porcelain creations that are also based on the same theme. In Pasadena a special event was organized for Lladró’s most loyal clients, while in New York the event was attended by one of Lladró’s best customers, Lynn Green, who was accompanied by her son, Neal.
There were emotional scenes at the India events, which were attended by admirers with a great passion for Lladró. Ángeles Lladró in New York with Lynn Green, one of Lladró’s best customers, and her son Neal.
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MEETING A close-up look at the art of porcelain modeling BEING IN THE SAME ROOM as a Lladró sculptor and contemplating on as he models one of the company’s hallmark porcelain figures is, unquestionably, a rare treat for any Lladró admirer. It’s a unique opportunity to witness the true value of craftsmanship and the sheer artistry of the artisan’s work. That was the feeling shared by the Lladró fans and the editors who attended the sculptor events held last spring in several countries and featuring sculptors Francisco Polope, Alfredo Llorens and Joan Coderch. Francisco Polope toured a number of US cities in February, including Palm Beach (Florida), Southfield (Michigan) and Pittsburgh
CHAMPIONS TEAM [38 x 42 cm, 15” x 16 1/2”] Ref. 01008471 Base included
(Pennsylvania), with a final stop at the New York Boutique. A month later, in March, Alfredo Llorens was displaying his skills to Lladró admirers in Japan. Llorens’ tour began in the Mitsukoshi department store in Sapporo, followed by Fukuoka, Matsuyama and Chiba, before delighting audiences at the Tokyo Boutique and the Spanish embassy. Finally, Joan Coderch toured Taiwan in June and gave dazzling displays of craftsmanship at the Taipei Boutique and the Sogo, Takashimaya and Tien Mu shopping malls before eventually making his curtain call at Kaohsiung and Taichung. More information: http://www.lladro.com/news
Alfredo Llorens at the Lladró Boutique in Tokyo. A poster announcing the event by Polope, sculptor of the High Porcelain Great Dragon.
Joan Coderch at the Taipei Boutique.
Supporting children’s health LAST DECEMBER LLADRÓ DONATED several Swimmer and Sprinter sculptures to three great UK hospitals, in recognition of their commitment and hard work with sick children. London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital and Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital received the pieces on the occasion of visits by celebrity athletes, organized by the Sports for Schools (SFS) scheme. SFS took members of Team GB who competed at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games to visit the Liverpool hospital. The event, sponsored by the hospital’s fundraising charity The Imagine Appeal, was televised on Christmas Day by the UK’s commercial television network, ITV.
A tribute to the world of soccer A DYNAMIC AND HIGHLY NATURALISTIC new Lladró creation pays homage to one of the world’s most passionate sports. Champions team, a porcelain piece in matte white finish and decorated entirely in white, shows a player dribbling the ball and uses skillful modeling to convey its energy. The player’s muscles, his expression and his kick are all detailed in painstaking realism, right down to the green-lacquered wooden pedestal simulating the field. And just like the Swimmer and Sprinter sculptures, this new Lladró offering is a reminder of the importance of the will to excel in sports.
During the Olympians’ visit to the hospital, members of the UK Lladró team presented Swimmer to Alder Hey’s Chair, Angela Jones (pictured right), and Executive Nurse, Moya Sutton.
Craft and talent, petal by petal LAST SPRING, porcelain-flower artists from the City of Porcelain went on tour to display the subtle art of Lladró flower-crafting. In May, María José Solera travelled to South Korea, where Lladró admirers and VIPS, from Busan’s famed Shinsegae Centumcity shopping mall, gathered to see how the flowers that have made the Lladró brand famous all over the world are created. Ms. Solera was followed by María José Bustos, who toured Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia last May, displaying her skills at well-attended events showcasing Lladró porcelain flowers.
Over a hundred Lladró admirers attended to give María José Bustos a warm welcome in the Indonesian capital.
Lladró cooperates in spreading awareness about cancer in India
Tarana Sawhney at the special charity event held at Delhi’s Cibo restaurant.
THIS APRIL LLADRÓ TEAMED UP with Cancer Research Foundation of India in a special event held at Delhi’s new spectacular restaurant called Cibo at Hotel Janpath, which was decked out for the occasion with Lladró creations. Two hundred guests attended the fund raiser in aid of the awareness about cancer. Mr. Amar Agrawal, Managing Director of Spa Lifestyle, spoke about Lladró’s role as a constant initiator in taking Social responsibilities and also spoke about Operation Smile briefly. Lladró contributed as well to the fund raiser by auctioning the piece Renovatio from the Humanitas collection, auctioned by Tarana Sawhney from CRFI.
Lladró horses become coveted equestrian trophies ONCE AGAIN, LLADRÓ’S FAMED SCULPTURES OF HORSES doubled as trophies at a major sporting event. The winner of the Valencia Grand Prix event –part of the first Global Champions Tour, one of the world’s leading equestrian championships– received the Horse on pirouette sculpture. The Grand Prix, which took place last May in front of a large crowd at Valencia’s well-known City of Arts and Sciences, featured some of the biggest names on the current international riding scene. The same Lladró sculptures were also as prizes at the Third BMW Madrid Dressage Festival organized last June by the RACE club, at the club’s facilities in San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid). Equestrian sculptures from the Movement collection, as well as A regal steed and Dressage were among the pieces presented to winning riders.
Borja Carrascosa, the winner of the Kür Grand Prix Freestyle with Music event, receives A regal steed sculpture from the head of BMW Madrid, Marcos Vargas, and the director of the dressage festival, Dalia Saliamonas.
The Belgian rider Nicola Philippaerts receives Horse on pirouette as winner of the Valencia Grand Prix (Global Champions Tour); the trophy was presented by Valencia’s regional minister of Sports and Culture, Ms. Trinidad Miró.
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The Fantasy Collection by Jaime Hayon on the Lladró stand at Maison et Objet (Paris).
[60 x 35 cm, 24” x 14”] Ref. 01007271 Base included
THE LOVE EXPLOSION [36 x 34 cm, 14 1/2” x 13 1/2”] Base included
Lladró’s new collections, on show at the world’s major decor fairs MACEF IN MILAN, Maison et Objet in Paris, the NEC in London, Ambiente in Frankfurt and Rome, Luxury & Yachts in Vicenza or the ICFF in New York... In the first six months of 2009, Lladró’s new creations graced some of the world’s foremost decor fairs, which showcase the esthetic trends for the year ahead.
As in the past, the pieces that are part of The Fantasy Collection by Jaime Hayon stole the show at these major international events, where the Company’s most recent creations were presented: The Love Explosion, The Clown Lamp and the highly original earrings and cufflinks that complete the
The other High Porcelain creations and Haute Couture designs were displayed inside the Harrods store. The picture below shows Bridal carriage.
The High Porcelain piece Great Dragon went on show in Harrods’ shop window, along with a creation by the Spanish fashion designer Carlos Haro, who took his inspiration from the sculpture.
collection. And thanks to the Porcelain Lights, made up of new lithophanes, and the new Wall Art line of wall decorations, visitors discovered a new side to Lladró porcelain. As usual, the latest additions to the High Porcelain collection, such as Oriental Horse, drew admiring looks and comments from visitors to the fairs. The most recent pieces in the Re-Deco collection also received a warm welcome from the many designers and interior decor specialists who attended the events.
‘Great Dragon’ in the window at Harrods IF THE ‘QUEEN OF THE NILE’ once moored her barge in the Luxury Room at Harrods, Great Dragon, not to be outdone, made its lair in the window at the iconic London department stores. This imposing sculpture, which was featured in the High Porcelain and Haute Couture exhibition held in Harrods this summer, drew admiring looks from passers-by on Brompton Road, in the Knightsbridge district in central London. A privileged setting for a much-admired piece.
BOUTIQUES A date with SoHo’s Spanish Mile
Lladró on the Valencian Design stand, in NY’s SoHo Mile.
IN THE FOURTH EDITION OF NEW YORK’S SPANISH MILE IN SOHO, which took place last June, Lladró joined Spanish fashion and design brands to celebrate the latest trends from the Mediterranean country. Lladró was part of the Valencian Design showroom, one of the ten spaces of this “mile” participating in the event, and a unique space to showcase the craftsmanship, style and creativity from this beautiful and dynamic region of the country. Visitors enjoyed Spanish fashion, tapas and wines at a unique and fun initiative from the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce that put our fashion on the spot at Manhattan’s most popular shopping neighborhood. Also in June, Lladró celebrated the launch of the new Delta flight that connects for the first time New York with Lladró’s homeland in Spain, Valencia. The Lladró Boutique in New York hosted an event organized by The Tourist Office of Spain in New York, The Valencian Region Tourist Board and the Valencia Tourism & Convention Bureau. On June 6, on the occasion of the inaugural flight, the U.S. consul in Valencia, David Nordlund, said that all Valencians who travel to the States “will be as warmly welcomed as the paintings of Sorolla, the music of Joaquín Rodrigo or Lladró porcelain creations.”
Beverly Hills displays the best pictures from ‘Vanity Fair’ PICTURES OF SOME OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE faces ever to grace the silver screen, such as Leonardo di Caprio, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jodie Foster and Meg Ryan, taken by and published in Vanity Fair magazine, were on display in the window at the Lladró Boutique in Los Angeles. The display coincided with the exhibition Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008’, which ran from February 16 through 22 at the city’s County Museum of Arts. Some of the 300 pictures of movie stars published by the renowned American magazine were displayed at the leading boutiques on Rodeo Drive.
Leonardo di Caprio looks out from the Lladró store window on Rodeo Drive.
The Steiff exhibition at the Lladró Boutique in Ginza.
Steiff in Ginza AS A RESULT OF ITS COLLABORATION with Lladró, the German furry-toy maker Steiff is currently displaying its products on the fifth floor of the Lladró Boutique in Tokyo, in the well-known Ginza district. Among the items on display is the Winter teddy bear, the third piece in the Four Seasons collection, a series of furry teddies with a crown of porcelain flowers inspired by the colors of the different seasons of the year. The warmth of the mohair fur, in a shade similar to the crown of blue and white flowers, reminds us of the coldest season of the year. This wintry teddy is joined by the 2009 Ornament teddy bear, a charming character featuring a delicate snowflake crafted in white porcelain.
WINTER TEDDY BEAR Lladró Four Seasons collection White 28 cm, 11 1/4” Ref. 01040077 Limited edition of 2,000 pieces
2009 ORNAMENT TEDDY BEAR Iced-green, 12 cm, 4 3/4” Ref. 01040078 Limited edition of 3,000 pieces (shown above)
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PRESENTATION EVENTS A new vision of Lladró at the Badajoz Fair The mayor of Badajoz, Miguel Celdrán, admires Queen of the Nile at the Lladró exhibition in IFEBA.
Visitors to the Fair had the chance to see a selection of pieces from the Lladró Museum.
LAST APRIL, LLADRÓ took part in the 16th Badajoz Furniture & Decor Fair (IFEBA) and presented A new vision of Lladró, an exhibition tracing the company’s artistic history, from its best-known classics to the trends that have defined Lladró’s new artistic path in more recent times. One of the more attractive features of the Fair was the central space dedicated to a selection of some of the more iconic pieces from the Lladró Museum. Visitors to IFEBA not only saw milestones of unquestionable artistic value such as Sad harlequin, Don Quixote, Three Wise Men or Victory but also found a wealth of information on the history of the Company. Each year many interior design and decor specialists come along to the Fair. On this occasion, they had the chance to see the latest High Porcelain creations, as well as the collections developed by Lladró in collaboration with some of the very best designers on the current international scene, such as The Fantasy Collection by Jaime Hayon and the Lladró Re-Cyclos collection by Bodo Sperlein and Committee.
The US Navy tours the City of Porcelain “IF YOU LIKE PORCELAIN, it’s well worth making the trip. Visitors really enjoy it”. That’s how one group of American collectors who toured the City of Porcelain last May summed up the experience. The group was made up of members of the Navy Exchange (NEX) and Rota Moralte Welfare & Recreation (MWR), two organizations belonging to the US Navy, based at the Rota naval and air base. These Lladró-lovers, who were shown how the pieces are created, also admired the Lladró Museum’s collection of paintings and historic porcelain. The trip to Valencia ended with a delicious paella in La Pepica, a restaurant that is a veritable institution in the city and that boasts a list of diners past and present ranging from Hemingway to the Spanish Royal Family.
Lladró’s new luxury magazine reveals the secrets behind the creation of each and every piece of High Porcelain.
‘High Porcelain’ magazine makes its debut LLADRÓ HAS PRESENTED ITS NEW PUBLICATION, High Porcelain, a magazine aimed at bringing the Company’s exclusive High Porcelain clients closer to all the magic that goes into the very top tier of Lladró’s artistic creations. For the first time ever, the High Porcelain Workshops open their doors and the craftsmen themselves explain how these works of art are made: their sources of inspiration, the painstaking work, experiments with increasingly complex techniques… Given that the High Porcelain pieces are exceptional creations, this new magazine comes in a highly attractive format, with carefully selected images and exclusive and interesting content. A luxury publication for one of the most spectacular kinds of porcelain creations to be found. The group of collectors from the US-Spain air and naval base at La Rota enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the workshops of the City of Porcelain and the Lladró Museum.
If you need more information, please contact Consumer Relations at the Lladró branch nearest you (see on page 2).
Become a member of Privilege Gold Become a member of Privilege Gold and you’ll receive this exclusive Welcome Gift Set, comprising of a special edition gold-lustre candleholder and a set of scented tea lights from the Lladró Fragrances collection.
PRIVILEGE COLLECTIONS ‘Shiva Nataraja’ A spectacular limited edition, Premiere Exclusive for Gold members
‘The Pied piper of Hamelin’ A new Privilege Gold classic tale The Pied piper of Hamelin, the new Privilege Gold open series, is the third in the company’s collection of Classic Children’s Tales. Like the pieces that preceded it, Alice in Wonderland and Little tin soldier, the Pied piper is a universal character who has turned up in the dreams of many generations of youngsters throughout the world. PRIVILEGE GOLD OPEN SERIES 3rd piece of the Classic Children’s Tales Collection THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN [20 x 16 cm, 8” x 6 1/4”] Ref. 01008425
Shiva is the Hindu god of Creation and Rhythmic Movement of the Cosmos. In this typical representation, he takes on the guise of Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. This is another new Lladró limited edition, brimming over with energy and symbolism, and Premiere Exclusive for Privilege Gold members during 2009.
PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE FOR PRIVILEGE MEMBERS UNTIL 12/31/2009 SHIVA NATARAJA [47 x 44 cm, 18 1/2” x 17 1/4”] Dimensions without base. Ref. 01001947 Limited edition of 3,000 pieces. Optional base.
A Celebration of Beauty 2009 Privilege Annual Piece There’s still time to complete your collection with Blissful youth, the Lladró Privilege Annual piece in 2009. It’s a sculpture that stands out for the movement of its composition and the vitality that it transmits. A paean to beauty and joie de vivre.
2nd piece of the Classic Children’s Tales collection ALICE IN WONDERLAND
1st piece of the Classic Children’s Tales collection LITTLE TIN SOLDIER
2009 LLADRÓ PRIVILEGE ANNUAL PIECE BLISSFUL YOUTH
[21 x 13 cm, 8 1/4” x 5”] Ref. 01008350
[26 x 13 cm, 10 1/4” x 5”] Ref. 01008321
[22 x 14 cm, 8 3/4” x 5 1/2”] Ref. 01008427
For further information on these pieces, or if you want to find out more about Lladró Privilege and Privilege Gold, please visit http://www.lladro.com/privilege
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A moment of peace captured in porcelain. Countless hours of painstaking work to give shape to inspiration. A creation handcrafted at the Lladró workshops in Valencia - Spain.
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Sunset at the pier 12 1/4” x 8 3/4”