From January 20th to January 24th, the latest Maison et Objet fair took place in Paris, one of most important international events in the interior design and decor calendar. The Valencian company Lladró based in Tavernes Blanques attended, on this occasion, with the biggest piece in the company’s history.
The piece, comprised of 350 porcelain fragments has been collaborated on by more than 35 professionals and is the result of 5 years of research and more than 22,000 hours of craftsmanship. Constructed in an artisan fashion and painted entirely by hand, it is made up of 14 characters from the Italian commedia dell’arte in a project that the sculptor Jose Santaeulalia labelled as ‘a technically very difficult challenge’. It is not only the biggest piece made by Lladró but also the most complex piece in the ‘Haute Porcelain’ division of the company’s catalogue, the brand’s most premium category. Only 100 of these will come to market.
As well as this record piece, Lladró also attended the Parisian competition with the aim of consolidating their lighting category, which they presented to the attendees; ‘Firefly’, their first collection of wireless tabletop lamps which use LED technology. Aside from this, they also presented new proposals named Lladró Atelier, an area of the firm that focuses on contemporary design; comprised of the collections ‘Animal heroes’ and ‘Origami’, geometric representations of the animal world.