In 1953, brothers Juan, José, and Vincente Lladró began to produce and sell fine porcelain plates, vases, and figures from their home in the farming community of Almàssera, Spain. Close to seventy years later, the legacy of quality, tradition, and innovation they established continues to inform the brand that bears their name.
Through the rest of the twentieth century, Lladró continued to complement the established knowledge and traditional techniques used in their production process with research and experimentation. They developed a single-firing process for ceramics, which became their trademark. New compositions and methodologies allowed for unprecedented expressiveness in porcelain forms. These attempts to push the art of ceramics, then, helped Lladró meet with success as they expanded throughout the world.
It was in their sixth decade of producing gorgeous handcrafted porcelain that Lladró took its first steps into designer lighting. Through the last decade, they have shown the same talent, audacity, and meticulousness in lighting that they have in every field, resulting in a remarkable line of designer luminaires that continues to grow and inspire through collaborations with brilliant lighting designers every year.