lladró atelier: metropolis
lladró atelier: metropolis lladró atelier: metropolis
jan 28, 2011

lladró atelier: metropolis

‘metropolis’ on show at maison et objet 2011 image © designboom

lladró atelier is a new creative space which runs within the spanish firm lladró that specializes in high-quality porcelain objects. the atelier, which is guided by the artistic supervision of spanish designer jaime hayón, presented its newest collection ‘metropolis’ at maison et objet 2011 in paris.

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the series is formed by functional objects such as vases, lamps, mirrors and boxes, all of which take on the shapes of buildings. arranged together as a whole, these structures create a city, not one that is so realistic, but rather suggestive of an imaginary or futuristic setting.

up close of the buildings and their textures image © designboom

the refined forms of the avant-garde structures which make up ‘metropolis’ focus on the little details. rich textures have been recreated meticulously in order to make the pieces look as if they are covered in miniature embroidery, a hallmark of handcrafted work at lladró.

front view of ‘metropolis’ display at maison et objet image © designboom

top view image © designboom

lladró atelier focuses on showcasing pieces that require different treatments. the entire ‘metropolis’ from the exterior, are in their bisqued form – unglazed. however, for the vases, the interior has been glazed so that the vessels are not porous, when pouring water inside.

a look at a vase’s glazed interior image © designboom

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back view of ‘metropolis’ image © designboom

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‘metropolis’ image © designboom

‘metropolis’ table lamp 35 x 14,5 cm image courtesy of lladró

detail of  ‘metropolis’ table lamp’s ornamented texture image courtesy of lladró

‘metropolis’ vase image courtesy of lladró

detail of ‘metropolis’ vase and its geometric exterior image courtesy of lladró

‘metropolis’ vanity mirror 41,5 x 27 cm image courtesy of lladró

  • gorgeous and fun-love the concept

    ModCraft says:
  • Love it!

    K says:
  • Wonderful concept! Love the mirror!

    Alex says:
  • Well, someone is saving Lladro for future generations.

    gaspacho says:
  • Good move to keep Lladro current and interesting to new generation

    andrea says:

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