Which are the special features of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Which are the special features of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Retro furniture | 0 comments

What are the special characteristics of Lladro porcelain figurines? One of the most attractive features of artistic porcelain figurines of Lladro is its variety of motives, which consist of scenes from everyday life. Dancers, men and women, children playing, playing sports, dancing, working … but there are also animals, imaginary figurines of classical myths, angels, different animals, birds, trees and flowers, hats, ballet shoes. This diversity creates a small universe of beauty. But it is not only this variety of reasons what it is reflected in the art of small and large Lladro porcelain figurines, also they express inner states of mind of the figurines represented. Among them, feelings, like love, innocence, joy, purity, faith and dreams they are manifested through their expressions and movements. Another feature of the art of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the delicate design of the figurines, as shown in the series of dancers and other women and men with hats, lovers and hunters. The colors of the Lladro porcelain figurines, another special features to take in mind, are soft and with pastel shades. It is a creative and unique range of colors, that remind to figurines of Royal Copenhagen porcelain, with shades of blue and gray brown. The differences with figurines of porcelain Royal Copenhagen are obvious when they are compared closely. Royal copenhagen colors represent the sky and sea in northern Europe, however the warm blue colors and toasted Lladro porcelain figurines are artificially created by an artist. The company Lladro has more than 5,000 color samples, but almost only neutral pastel shades are used. The reason of Lladro to use these colors in many shapes in its production is that the tone of the colors favors the emergence of a poetic atmosphere in porcelain figurines. Another characteristic feature of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the finish of the porcelain. The porcelain figurines are formed by dozens of plaster casts. After binding, and polished and smooth the surface. The final details are recorded with proper utensils. In the end, as I explained in another article of the blog, porcelain figures are glazed and fired. The firing temperature of the porcelain between 1,350 and 1,400 degrees, making them far tougher than brittle clay figurines with metallic enamel. Cocowif is a lover of retired figurines of porcelain Lladró. We are fanatic of the way they made shapes and colors at their first years of production, in those difficult years of the XX century....

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First period Lladro porcelain figurine; ballerina pink shoe

First period Lladro porcelain figurine; ballerina pink shoe

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain, Retro furniture | 0 comments

The company Lladro, in the beginning, had the ballet as a great inspiration, when developing their porcelain figurines. Ballet dancers and any element of their clothing or environment had a great influence and was a strong point of inspiration for artisans. You may ask what was the reason; Well, there is not other reason than the idea to try to capture the delicacy of the forms of movement and plasticity in the gestures of the dancers, in the figurines. The subtlety and beauty of ballet and all that surrounds it, is one of the activities that most closely identified the philosophy of Lladro, when developing their Lladro figurines. One aspect that has made the company Lladro successful, has been the delicacy and detail in representing the motives of porcelain figurines. The artisans devoted their passion in the art of making porcelain figurines, without neglecting any detail. The slightest gesture or expression of any part of the body was given utmost importance from the beginning. The quality of the Lladro figurines is very high, due to the processes of review and tecquification of each of the figurines. Any porcelain figurine that did not have adequate levels of quality or did not follow the required standards, was immediately rejected and removed from the manufacturing process. Similarly, once the manufacturing of the figurines was finished, they had to pass another test of quality, which, if they were rejected, the seal was partially erased. The porcelain figurine of this article is a fabulous pink shoe of a ballet dancer. It corresponds to one of the elaborations of the early days of the company Lladro. This porcelain is rare and very hard to find, so the company Cocowif , advises it to the most experienced collectors of Lladro. It belongs to the coveted pre-production list and the time of their manufacture was in the 1960s. As I have mentioned in many articles of this blog, the company Lladro, is adapting to the new standards of decoration, and therefore, performing, fabulous artworks to be accommodated in modern decorations. But the fact of having a relic of Lladro, in any decor, whether modern or ancient, is a luxury; and will give you the elegance and prestige that any decor needs. Besides the Lladro porcelain figurine of this article has a vivid color, and despite being small, you can break the monotony of the tenuous and soothing colors used in today’s decorations.      ...

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Rosaries of Lladro porcelain

Rosaries of Lladro porcelain

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in English, Figurines, Lladro, Porcelain, Retro furniture | 0 comments

What is a Rosary and what is it? The rosary is an item to perform a prayer of the Catholic religion, which lives up to twenty mysteries of the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Its usefulness is just the lead by the number of prayers that are performed with this prayer, because after each of the mysteries, we must recite one Our Father, ten Hail Marys and one Glory Father. Each series of mysteries is composed of five different themes for meditation. The four blocks of series are detailed as set out below: -Misteries of joy or joyful -Misteries of bright or of light -Misteries of Painful or of pain -Misteries of glorious or of glory. In the Rosary are included the 15 promises said by the beato Alano, that he said were received of the Virgin Mary, for those who devoutly pray the rosary also fall. Who I can give a rosary as present? The difficulty of giving something original to our mothers is a fact, and even more when the years go by and the possibilities are reduced. The company Lladro offers you a great idea, as long as your mother is religious and of course, catholic. To give a rosarie string of porcelain can be your salvation and more if it is a lover of special and retired porcelain figurines of Lladro. The rosary we show in this article is a special collector’s item, a very hard to find piece, because it was made only between 1989 and 1991. The beauty and finesse of this string of Lladro porcelain is spectacular, all the pieces are of fine porcelain in violet color, including on the cross small decorative flowers of porcelain, contrasting, in yellow color. To our knowledge this piece of Lladro porcelain is unique and a very special gift. The company Lladro, as you can see in our collection, not leave anyone indifferent, and represents in their creations every detail, place, religious elements, cultural, personal, mystical element, nature, animals, and many others; in order to accommodate all possible tastes of society. The religious theme, especially the Catholic, is very important in a high percentage of porcelain figurines, that make up the huge collection of Lladro.     Do not hesitate to contact us for information on other types of rosaries of Lladro porcelain that we have in our collection, in other colors and shapes and that we will be adding to our website www.cocowif.com. El tema religioso, en especial el católico, tiene una gran importancia en un alto porcentaje de las figuras de porcelana que componen la inmensa colección de Lladró. No dudes contactar con nosotros para pedir información de otros tipos de rosarios de porcelana Lladró que tenemos en nuestra colección, de otros colores y formas y que iremos añadiendo a la página web...

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Retro furniture, amazing bar decorated in retro style

Retro furniture, amazing bar decorated in retro style

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Advice, Antiques », English, Retro furniture | 0 comments

What is retro style and the difference between retro furniture and vintage furniture? Both refer to the past, but the main difference is that while the vintage furniture is 100% from an earlier era, retro furniture may be made with today motif, utensils and style of a previous era or an old cabinet, with modern decoration. That is, the main difference is that one is old purebred and the other has a current small deviation. But yes indeed, which no doubt at all, it is true, that both, retro furniture and vintage furniture are fascinating, elegant and stylish  for the decoration of any home or space.     As you can see in the picture the bar is an actual wooden piece painted in black, White, red and yellow lines with a 1970’s piece of metacrylate with led lights, accompained by three spectacular 1950`s decorated stools with new upholstered. As you can see the point of the decoration of this bar is inspired in a barcode. It is perfect to invite your family and friends to have a drink. Give the powerful touch to the decoration of your home with this retro furniture. In Cocowif we give a lot of importance to retro furniture, changed the look of our antiques through modernst decorations. We do not mind the period of antiquity, we make retro furniture, with antique furniture from old nineteenth century to vintage furniture from the 70-80. The idea is to give a special and different touch to the Antique pieces, in order to make it unique, amazing and vital to decorating any space and home. COCOWIF ADVISE: The current trend is to decorate your home in a unique and welcoming space. You don’t need not follow the fashions of vintage furniture and retro furniture, and destrones the antiques of your home. Don’t do it!!! The idea is to mix all styles; create an eclectic decoration, where antiques are highlighted by the colors and the joy of retro furniture, as well as by the more aggressive designs of vintage furniture. The decoration should never be radical, you have to know how to combine trends. From my point of view is equally appalling, total minimalist decor, absolutely full of antique or retro furniture or vintage furniture or art deco furniture decoration. We must highlight the parts with another era or trend. For me, a radical decoration with an unique style or trend, makes the furniture to lose the prominence and the importance of these decorative pieces. Do not burn your antiques, retro furniture or your vintage furniture, even to become decorate your home in a minimalist place. Mix the trends and styles and don`t be afraid. The touch of a retro furniture can allow you to give the missing point, that you are looking for in the decoration of your home.  ...

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The real value of a retro furniture

The real value of a retro furniture

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in English, Retro furniture | 2 comments

I love retro furnitures !!!! But, really, what is a retro furniture? Retro furniture is an Antique decorated with actually motifs, decorations, utensils and style of an earlier time, ie, it is an Antique furniture or other antiques with modern and contemporary decoration. What are the differentiates with vintage furniture? Both, retro furniture and vintage furniture are refer to the past, but the main difference is that while the vintage furniture is 100% from an earlier era, retro furniture is an antique that has currently decorations, and also it could be a current furniture with decoration of an earlier era. How Antique furniture becomes a retro furniture? Actually you can créate wonderful things with antique furnitures; all you need is courage and decisión to touch an antique and old and to turn it into a special retro furniture. The most important job for a decorator of retro furnitures and the one that take the longest period of time, is the construction of the idea. The creation of an idea in photoshop, the combination of shapes and colors is vital. Subsequently, besides, it is necessary, being a good decorator and restorer of antiques, you have to be very meticulous, and never get short with hands paint and varnish. A simple decoration on an antique is considered retro? The level of aggressiveness when decorating an antique to créate a retro furniture is imposed by the artist or the client. Both must be aware of the level of transformation of the antique. Of course a simple decoration in the Antique furniture makes it a retro furniture; considered as decoration, a house with no furnitures at all. The level of agressiveness in the retro furniture is choosen by each person, depending on your tastes.     Cocowif, Store for antiques and retro furnitures in Palma de Majorca, has a wide variety of retro furnitures. Among them you can enjoy very aggressive retro furniture and others where it has only a single touch of paint in the antique so it gives another point of view for any decoration.     COCOWIF ADVICE FOR DECORATION   Do not try to decorate your home, just with retro furnitures. Excess may distort the colorful beauty of these converted antiques. The same way, that an excess of antiques, becomes monotonous (typical houses of our grandmothers). You should not be radical in the decorations. The idea of this retro trend, is to be able to combine the grace and the colorful of the retro furnitures with other styles. You should include some retro furnitures between your antiques and see how your old furniture will become more important in the decoration....

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