The collection, launched at IMM Cologne earlier this month, takes elements from equestrian figurines from the brand's archive, and applies them to tableware and writing desk equipment.
Ascot Collection is part of Lladró's on-going Re-Cyclos project.
Re-Cyclos is an ongoing series of commissions that draw inspiration from the Lladró archive. Design duo Committee also launched a range for the project at IMM Cologne (see earlier story).
Here's some text from Sperlein:
Spring additions to Lladro’s Bodo Sperlein Re-Cyclos Magical collection
Bodo Sperlein introduces an equestrian theme to his new and racy Ascot collection.
The unique Re-Cyclos Magical collection has been extended through a series of objects inspired by the beauty and elegance of horses’ physique; paying homage to Lladro’s fluid porcelain sculptures.
The Ascot collection is a versatile group of table top accessories, which bring a touch of originality and style to any table. Horses’ legs, heads and hoofs are used in a clever and inventive way to invite us to touch and admire each piece. Subtle and elegant natural grey horse fur tones and effects are hand painted on handles, lids and elements of each product. The collection is a celebration of the highly skilled Lladro porcelain craftsmen.
The collection introduces a tea set, including teapot, mug, cup and saucer. To enliven the table, a centerpiece bowl, and set of napkin rings add a theatrical flair. Breakfast/soup bowls and plates create stunning platforms for a variety of food. Combined with accessories such as a dramatic cloche, and butter knife these pieces provide a surprising way to showcase delectable delicacies and treats.
The collection also caters for the writing desk where a witty magnifying glass and letter opener cleverly use the ergonomics of the horses’ leg as a handle. Evoking the sublime desk accessories of the past, these treasured items make unique unisex presents.