Opposites attract: British fashion designer Paul Smith has created Like Cat and Dog for Lladr

Lladró invited British fashion icon Paul Smith to design its sixth guest series, and the result is Like Cat and Dog, an irresistible combination of opposites.

Lladró, the world-renowned creator of fine porcelain pieces, introduces new additions to The Guest Collection by Lladró Atelier, designed by fashion icon Paul Smith. The new pieces will be presented at the Lladró Boutique in New York on Sept. 23, at a special cocktail event for press, trade and selected Lladró and Paul Smith customers (by invitation only). The collection will be available on Sept. 24.

The unique aesthetic of the British designer has been mirrored artistically by the artisans at Lladró, who have put their expert hands to work to capture his personal and creative world. They have given life to the funloving characters created for The Guest collection by Lladró Atelier. Scattered with confetti and covered with masks, this cat and this dog are the two newest additions to this mischievous and irreverent collection.

Lladró’s ability to transform a thousand-year-old material using unique artisan processes into a myriad of decorative and functional projects appealed to Paul Smith. When porcelain joins forces with fashion, and artistic attention to detail meets one of the great names in design, the creativity and sense of humour shared by the designer and the collection result in The Guest by Paul Smith.

Passion for detail is a key feature shared in common; this is captured in the meticulousness with which its artists work. For Paul Smith – famous for introducing colour into the classic English aesthetic – it can be seen in the surprise elements of his designs. The geometric pattern in bright colours conceived by the designer stamps character on the new versions of the singular The Guest.

Porcelain and fashion, innovation and tradition, are irresistibly drawn to one another, like cat and dog.

Like the rest of the pieces in the collection, the new figurines The Guest by Paul Smith come in two sizes: large (20 ½ inches) in a limited edition of 250; and small (11 ¾ inches) in a numbered edition. 

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