This new collection of lamps from Lladro Atelier has been created in collaboration with the Japanese designer Hisakazu Shimizu, president of the company S&O Design. The lamps are inspired by historical Japanese characters and their unique hairstyles, on which the artist has based part of his work. According to Shimizu, Japanese history is full of wonderful hairstyles that convey a sensation of tension that speak of the characters who wore them.
Porcelain decorated in black and white with a gloss finish. The hat worn by one of the characters is also decorated with a circle of golden luster. The lampshades are made of Murano glass, and are inspired by the Sandogasa, a kind of wide traditional straw travelling hat worn in medieval Japan on long journeys when the face would be exposed to the elements for long periods of time. The lampshades are completely handmade with several layers of blown glass, some transparent and others in white. The smooth rounded base is made in satin black lacquered wood and comes with a golden plaque with the Lladro flower logo.
Lamp based on two heads whose hairstyles are inspired, from top to bottom, by the historic Japanese characters Uesugi Yozan and Li Naosuke. Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), was a Feudal lord over the domain of Yonezawa in mid to late Edo period. He is best known for implementation of numerous financial reforms which brought his domain out of debt and poverty. Famous quote: "If something was not accomplished, that's because you didn't do it". Ii Naosuke (1815-1860), was one of the most important high-ranking officials at the end of the Edo period and was instrumental in opening up Japan to the outside world. 15" H x 12.25" L