“Superheroes of the night”: introducing two new pieces from The Guest by Lladr Atelier collection

Valencia-based Lladró has introduced two new pieces from The Guest by Lladró Atelier collection, created in collaboration with French illustrator Rolito. The artist has borrowed inspiration from his son Leonard Kitaro to dream up a superhero of the night who, together with his partner, protects sleepers and lights up dreams with his magical pajamas and his bright shiny feet.

As with the rest of the collection, The Guest by Rolito – Big is a limited edition of 250 units; and The Guest by Rolito – Little is a numbered series. An ornament featuring the head of the Little piece is also added to the collection.

Rolito is a character designer, illustrator and art director based in Europe. After completing multidisciplinary Beaux Arts studies in France, Rolito joined an innovative multimedia studio at the forefront of web content development. The first version of his personal website ¯Rolitoland¯ was a flash-animated microcosm that showcased his unique world of imagination, winning him many awards and accolades in festivals worldwide.

A growing interest in character and toy design inspired his first toy, the innovative Rolitoboy. From there, he continued to create more original toy lines, including Ned Zed “the wise hunter”; the Rolitoland Safari mini figures collection; and the mini Rolitoboy series. The Rolitoboy Book, released in 2005 during the IdN Design Edge Conference in Singapore, was a seminal work in the crossover movement containing illustrations of Rolitoboy by over 50 international artists and creators.

In 2006, he began a collaboration with Sony Japan that resulted in the creation of the critically acclaimed Patapon beat-based video game. As of 2013, The Patapon franchise, which takes place in the world of Rolitoland, has spawned two sequel games and a variety of licensed goods.

On top of his personal projects, Rolito has realized creative works for a wide range of clients including Passion Pictures, Ubisoft, LG, and Orange.

To create his couple of Guests, Rolito, borrowing inspiration from his son Leonard Kitaro, has dreamed up a superhero of the night who, together with his partner, protects sleepers and wards off nightmares with his magical pajamas and his bright shiny feet.

For more info, visit http://www.rolitoland.com/ 

The Guest by Lladró Atelier is an ongoing project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to give a distinctive personality to the singular porcelain character created by the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, Lladró Atelier’s artistic advisor. This original project responds to the mandate of Lladró Atelier, a space for creativity for the brand’s designers open to new experiences in porcelain. As such, The Guest is a platform bringing together artists from different disciplines to collaborate with a world-leading brand in the creation and commercialization of art porcelain that puts all its potential at the service of creativity.

Each collaborating artist creates a pair of Guests, one larger piece in a limited edition of 250 and another smaller piece in a numbered edition, that reflect his own personal and artistic world. So far, apart from Jaime Hayon himself, the other designers taking part in this project are the American creatives Gary Baseman and Tim Biskup, the Japanese studio Devilrobots and the French illustrator Rolito.

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. Time magazine included Hayon as one of the 100 most relevant creators of our times and Wallpaper* magazine has listed him as one of the most influential creators of the last decade.

With offices in Italy, Spain and the U.K., Hayon’s main interest is to find challenges and new perspectives. His vision blurs the lines between art, decoration and design, bringing back a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture: creating furniture, product, interiors, sculptures and art installations.

For more info. visit http://www.hayonstudio.com/ 

Lladró was established by the Brothers Juan, José and Vicente Lladró in 1953 in Valencia, Spain. Since then, the brand has undergone an amazing metamorphosis from an artisan workshop to a huge firm that holds a presence in over 120 countries and is at the forefront of contemporary porcelain design.

All Lladró pieces are the fruit of a painstaking handmade process of creation, still carried out entirely in the workshops of The City of Porcelain, in Valencia. The highest artistic and technical quality is achieved in each phase of this process.

For more info,visit http://www.lladro.com/