Lladró - exceptional handcrafted figurines
About the brand Lladró
Lladró porcelain from Spain: Porcelain manufacture is a traditional craft. We can order any accessory or figurine out of the broad Lladró porcelain range for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Lladró - Great ideas in porcelain
Juan, José and Vicente Lladró can be regarded as the “three musketeers” of porcelain history. It was not only very adventurous of them to start a porcelain factory from scratch in the small town of Almácera near Valencia in 1953, their design organisation was also very audacious. Besides china and other utensils, they specialised in porcelain figurines. Their skill and unique handcraftsmanship turned Lladró into a famous brand, which is now represented around the whole world.
Lladró - Tradition with a touch of mystery
When you visit the archive of the famous porcelain manufacturer Lladró, you soon realise that every piece is still being made with the same care and precision as around 60 years ago. For each object, the artists from Lladró first prepare sketches, which are in themselves works of art. For figurines such as the “Swimmer” or the "Sprinter” for example, studies lasting several days are prepared, in order to capture every detail and produce a result that is as lifelike as possible. Models are then prepared using these sketches and finally the porcelain Lladró figurines are produced during a complex process.
One of Lladró’s specialities is to manufacture many figurines and objects from its own special recipe of porcelain paste. The object, such as the birds on the candleholders or vases from the “Parrot Star” collection, is then naturally painted by hand. The Lladró artists have developed an amazing painting technique that seems to inject the objects with life. In the end the feathers of the birds seem so real that you can almost feel their softness.
The colours themselves are also developed by Lladró: The Lladró range already includes over 5000 shades. To achieve the glossy finish that is so characteristic of the Lladró figurines, the porcelain design is coated in a varnish, the ingredients of which are also a well-kept corporate secret.
Lladró - The modern appearance of porcelain
Apart from upholding it traditions, Lladró also spends a lot of time working together with modern designers such as Bodo Sperlein or Jaime Hayon. The Spaniard Jaime Hayon is regarded as the enfant terrible of the design scene – but he has been allowed to implement his ideas at Lladró without any restrictions: This has resulted in some very creative, highly modern designs in which art and design have been melded in the finest possible way. In the Lladró atelier, newcomers and young designers are allowed to implement their own ideas to produce revolutionary porcelain designs.
Lladró - Courage to try something new
Whether art object or classic home object: Lladró does not set itself any limits, preferring instead to look for new ideas for what can be done with porcelain. Lamps, mirrors, scent diffusers… innovation is not set any limits. Thus the company founders have remained true to their musketeer-style courage to this day and it is being carried into the future.