Lladro introduces a new collection of chandeliers and lampshades
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light! While there may be different theories on what God meant, we would certainly agree that the glow of warm lights enlivens our homes and spaces. Aureate or crepuscular, fluorescent or prismatic, rays of illuminating light are absolute means to uplift moods and senses. Lladró, the handmade porcelain, luxury brand from Spain, introduces the Ivy&Seed Collection of chandeliers and the Dome Collection of lithophane lampshades.
Inspired by natural elements such as seeds, fresh water, petals and leaves, the collections harmonically incorporate the designs into decorative chandeliers and tabletoplampshades. The chandeliers come in variations of eight, 16, 20 and 32 lights, while the lampshades are offered with a dimmer switch that helps project different patterns in light. “Porcelain is warmer than other materials like glass, bronze and chrome. It is translucent and when light filters, it provides a distinctive glow, full of nuances,” explains Nikhil Lamba, COO, Lladro India. In addition, porcelain lends itself to colour and this characteristic enhances possibilities. “Applying colors to porcelain opens the wide palette of Lladró’s tones (which is around 4000 tones) with multiple options for interior projects,” adds Nikhil.
Another distinction of the Ivy&Seed collection is the use of rich colours in the metallic arms of the chandeliers (apart from the white, white-gold and black colours) that elevates the impact of decorative porcelain elements. Three colours, Spices, Ocean and Red Coral, inspired by nature, add a hint of drama to the lighting. Spices is a combination of earthy tones of exotic spices and the rich colours of autumn forests, Ocean is inspired by the blue and green tones of the sea and fresh waters, while Red Coral is a reflection of fire.
While colours provide the edge to the chandeliers, it’s the patterned porcelain that makes the Dome collection of lampshades ornamental. Lace edging of handmade fabrics and waves in carp are the special features of the lampshades. For those who are worried about what would go well with their existing interiors, Nikhil offers, “Each fixture model can be customised and adapted to the tastes of individual clients keeping in mind total versatility in color, length, diameter, number of lights and their combination.” To keep it simple, experts at Lladro suggest matte pieces for contemporary homes, an Indian look for ethnic homes, and floral designs as statement pieces. The new collections will be in stores from September. Going forward, Lladro is associating with contemporary designers Jaime Hayon and Bob Sperlein to design classic yet modern and minimal lighting.
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