Lladró invites Paul Smith to design their sixth guest series makes the first ever collaboration with luxury fashion brand. The unique aesthetic of Paul Smith’s designs have been mirrored artistically by the artisans at Lladró, who have put their expert hands to work to capture his personal and creative world. They have given life to the fun-loving characters created for The Guest collection by Lladró Atelier. Scattered with confetti and covered with masks, this cat and this dog are the two newest additions to this mischievous and irreverent collection.
Lladró’s ability to transform a thousand-year-old material using unique artisan processes into a myriad of decorative and functional projects appealed to Paul Smith. "Lladró is impressive because all is made and painted by hand and every piece is created at their wonderful headquarters in Valencia. That’s becoming more and more rare in today’s highly computerised and mechanised world."
When porcelain joins forces with fashion, and artistic attention to detail meets one of the great names in design, the creativity and sense of humour shared by the designer and the collection result in The Guest by Paul Smith. "I wanted an object that is very happy in a house" highlights Paul Smith of his guest.
Passion for detail is a key feature shared in common; this is captured in the meticulousness with which its artists work, for Paul Smith it can be seen in the surprise elements of his designs. Famous for introducing colour into the classic English aesthetic, the geometric pattern in bright colours conceived by the designer stamps character on the new versions of the singular The Guest.