Lladro Figurines by Jamie Hayon
Thirty-eight year old Spanish born Lladro Figurines designer Jamie Hayon has a new collection of Lladro figurines titled The Guest. This is the second complete collection of Lladro figurine products produced by Jamie Hayon. The first was Fantasy collection by Jamie Hayon. Designer Hayon has worked with Lladro since 2006. Recently he served as art director and designer for Lladro. Previously he was head of Design Department for Fabrica. On his own he designed collections of designer toys, ceramics, furniture, vases, lamps, and Swarovski lighting fixtures.
Clearly his Lladro figurines are not your grandmothers angel figurines. He brings a new modern hip design element to ceramic products. Bold and whimsical might be better adjectives to describe his Fantasy and The Guest Lladro collections. Perhaps his teenage years as a graffiti artist has resurfaced? In 2008, Jaime was guest of honor at Belgium’s Interieur Biennial, the youngest person ever to receive the accolade.
Jamie Hayon’s client list included Swarovski, adidas, artquitect edition, BD barcelona, benetton, bisazza, camper, coca-cola, danone group, metalarte, palluco, and piper heidsieck.
Hayon’s figurine shape designs were brought to life by American artist ceramic sculpter Tim Biskup and Japanese studio Devilrobots to apply surface paint and descoration. Each piece is part of a limited edition sometimes as few as 250 pieces. 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 large Guest figurines stand 20 inches tall on a lacquered wood base. They sell for $2800 a piece featuring sport crazy eyes, a skull shirt, and tattooed face. The Smaller Guests stand 12 inches tall and continue with a collaboration of Devilrobots, Hayon, and Biskup. They sell for $775 each.
Lladro hopes to exceed the wildly popular Fantasy product line which included porcelain jewelry, vases, and figurines. The Guest hopes to rival Lladro’s best selling piece ever titles Flowers of the Season back in 1983.
Rosa Lladro and Tim Biskup will unveil the line in Los Angeles at Unici Casa of Culver City on hMarch 13th.
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