After decades of dabbling in Australia’s retail market via an extensive network of authorised distributors, Lladró has consummated its relationship with FormFluent – the Australasian region – with the opening of its first bricks-and-mortar boutique in Oceania: Lladro Sydney.
From its prime York Street location in Sydney’s central business district, the new boutique offers the complete cross-section of Lladró’s inimitable catalogue of designer porcelain offerings. This includes lighting, sculptures, jewellery, home decor and fragrances, with designs from the likes of Marcel Wanders, Jaime Hayon, Ricardo Cavolo, Bodo Sperlein and Hisakazu Shimizu, to name just a few.
To make a home for the collectable design creations of Lladró on Australian shores, renowned architect Héctor Ruiz Velázquez worked in tandem with the brand’s in-house creative team. Marrying Lladro’s rich heritage with the contemporary design prowess the brand is now known for, the resulting space is approachable and luxurious in equal measure.
The boutique’s material palette is a nod to the components of porcelain: kaolin, feldspar, and quartz. The white Calacatta marble floor with its grey veins is also reflected in the cement texture of the walls, and both are a contrast with the delicate art pieces on display.
The opening of this flagship store in partnership with FormFluent puts Sydney in good company with New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, and Singapore making up just a handful of the international design hubs to be home to a flagship Lladró boutique.
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