Lladró Re-Cyclos by Committee

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London designers Committee have unveiled a new collection for Spanish porcelain brand Lladró, including this series called Evolution of Love.

The figures, part of Lladró's ongoing Re-Cyclos project, are based on figurines from the brand's archive. Evolution of Love features three figurines of lovers that have been partially covered in porcelain flowers.

Here's some info from Lladró:

LLADRÓ RE-CYCLOS BY COMMITTEE

The British design team Committee, made up by Clare Page and Harry Richardson, has been commissioned with the latest reincarnation of Lladró Re-Cyclos, a project creating new visions of already existing figurines by the porcelain brand. Maison et Objet is the chosen venue for the exclusive presentation of these new designs, in which core Lladró subject matters are reinterpreted in a new language.

EVOLUTION OF LOVE

Committee pays tribute to the various phases of love with three couples in which the characteristically delicate flowers of Lladró symbolize the evolution of the feelings bringing lovers closer to each other. The designers wish to empower the message of these pieces in a poetic and evocative manner.

The first couple is seen kissing passionately, while their faces and very particularly their eyes are covered with tiny flowers because, as Harry Richardson explains, “the first spark of love can be blinding”. That feeling is also mixed up with the ambiguity and uncertainty surrounding the first encounters between two people.

The next couple of lovers appear intertwined with their heads and shoulders utterly cloaked with even more flowers, signifying their intimacy, complicity and absolute preoccupation with each other. Finally, the figurine closing this series shows the two lovers completely covered by over one thousand flowers, with only their faces visible. This is the most mature phase in the existence of a couple, when the two lovers share the same path through life yet are now conscious of the rest of the world. This is the Lladró figurine containing the greatest number of flowers in the history of the brand, and a true work of art if we consider the number of hours invested in its creative process. Besides, the handmade creation of every flower, petal by petal, makes them all different, thereby turning each one of this pieces into a unique work.

With this celebration of love, Committee has chosen one of the core subject matters of Lladró and has focused its interpretation on flowers, a truly characteristic element in the creations of this porcelain brand, always made by specialized artists.

  • Nuno

    Wow. I really dig this…. it’s fresh!

  • http://sideshow Kate

    amazing work!!!

  • F

    as ” bibelot” goes .. this is actually quite sweet .

  • http://ekeby.us ekeby

    It looks like these figurines would require a lot of hand work (attaching flowers). Impossible to tell from photos, but I can’t see how much more than the basics could be done with a single multi-part mold. I agree it’s an interesting reinterpretation of a motif that ceramists have used for centuries (Capo di Monte, Meissen, etc.).

  • aerospace

    Phantastic! All these colourful delicate flowers. Well done Committee ;-)

  • http://www.circle-pr.com Jodi

    I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! They make me think happy thoughts…..

  • http://www.creativeflairchic.blogspot.com all things bright and beautiful

    Dezeen, the thing I love about you is that you go from this to space age sneakers with cities built in them – love the contrast of topics :-)

  • xtiaan

    why didnt my mum buy a bunch of these instead of the awful “normal” lladro figurines currently dusting up as we speak….

  • Robert

    How revolting!!

  • http://www.lladroprices.net Lladro Prices

    Lladro figurines are the most precious! I have been collecting them for years. Lladro prices have held their value great, but I'd never consider sell even one of my statues. :)