Lladró Values: The Delicate Beauty of Nature
The three founders of the Lladró design house, brothers Juan, José and Vincente Lladró said: “We want our works to have elegance, to be expressive, to exude life, to have feelings. We want them to reflect the good side of life, the positive values of a human being, all that which dignifies life.” This desire to evoke dignity, beauty and positivity means that natural forms have always taken center stage in the Lladró design sensibility. Consistently inspired by the delicate beauty, refinement and enchanting mystery of the natural world, Lladró values the perfection, individuality and elegance of the natural world above all else. Below, discover more about how Lladró captures the majesty of Mother Nature in fine porcelain.
Lladró Values: Enchanting Fauna
There are numerous unique aspects that make us human. For example, our ability to create art, music and poetry sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. However, another important attribute of humanity is our ability to cultivate relationships with other creatures. Therefore, when the Llardó brothers set out to capture the positivity and dignity of the human condition, one of the most important sources of inspiration was our unique relationship with animals.
When approaching porcelain renderings of fauna, Lladró figurines values dictate that the sculpture must capture the elegance, nobility and dynamism of the animal form. For example, some of Lladró’s most exquisite work features one of man’s closest companions, the horse. Masterfully sculpted, each of Lladró’s horse figurines renders the muscular structure powerful movement of the horse’s physique perfectly. For instance, this limited edition Oriental Horse sculpture from Lladró’s High Porcelain collection embodies the dynamic movement of the rearing stallion using timeless artisan techniques.
Porcelain is one of the finest materials from which to render Mother Nature’s creations. Therefore, one of the most revered practices in the creation of Lladró sculptures is flower making. Held in the highest esteem across the porcelain world for their skill, delicate perfection and precision, Lladró flora sculptures are second to none. Made entirely by hand with dexterity, mastery and impeccable attention to detail, Lladró values reflect their sculptors’ reverence of the natural world.
For instance, porcelain perfectly emulates the delicacy and transparency of petals and leaves. This is particularly stunning when applied to lighting, as the warm, soft glow which emanates through porcelain creates what Lladró refers to as ‘living light’. Warm, bright and evocative, the glow filtered through porcelain is an illumination which could arguably compete with natural light. For example, Lladró’s Naturofantastic collection exquisitely marries the design house’s love of leaves and flowers with lighting, in fine white porcelain and gold leaf.
Organic Forms: Why Lladró Values the Unique
Lladró values nature so highly because of the design house’s dedication to the unique. Each Lladró piece is handmade by the most talented, skilled sculptors. At their ateliers, every item is made with the artisan techniques and deft craftsmanship that Lladró has been cultivating for decades. As a result, each piece is completely unique. Therefore, Lladró figurines values dictate that every piece is thoroughly individual. Reflecting the care, creativity and mystery of Mother Nature, no one sculpture is identical – yet each one is, in its own way, absolute perfection.