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The Guest by Jaime Hayon for Lladró

The Guest by Jaime Hayón for Lladró

Paris 2012: Spanish designer Jaime Hayón presents these figurines for porcelain brand Lladró at Maison & Objet in Paris this weekend.

The Guest by Jaime Hayon for Lladró

Hayón designed the shape of the figures then invited American artist Tim Biskup and Japanese studio Devilrobots to apply surface decoration.

The Guest by Jaime Hayon for Lladró

The larger pieces are produced in a limited edition of 250 and the smaller ones are part of a numbered series.

The Guest by Jaime Hayon for Lladró

Maison & Objet continues until 24 January.

Here's some more text from Llladró:

Lladró Atelier’s new collection, The Guest, is in the center of the spotlight in the Lladró booth at the Maison et Objet fair in Paris, the international showcase for happening trends in décor and interiors, held this year from 20 through 24 January.

Conceived by Jaime Hayon for Lladró Atelier, The Guest is an ongoing project which invites cutting-edge artists from around the world to create a distinctive personality for an original porcelain character. With this exciting and fascinating concept the Spanish brand is going for the most ground-breaking design.

The project is totally in tune with the founding mission of Lladró Atelier, a space set aside for the creativity of the brand’s in-house designers as well as external artists who bring new ideas to the world of porcelain. With this collaboration, The Guest becomes a kind of platform where artists from various different disciplines work alongside the world’s leading brand in the creation and commercialization of art porcelain, which puts all its potential at the service of creativity.

The outcome of this joint endeavor can be seen in the first pieces from the collection, on view at Maison et Objet. Three Guests each one in two sizes, the large in a limited edition of 250 units and the small in a numbered series. Six spectacular creations reflecting the personal universe of each collaborating artist: Jaime Hayon, the American artist Tim Biskup and the Japanese Studio Devilrobots.