As part of the International Design Awards 2020 (IDA), Lladró was the recipient of the Gold Award in the Jewelry category for its Actinia collection created by Romanian designer Raluca Buzura. Actinia is a series of seven dazzlingly beautiful pieces that submerge us in Raluca’s fascinating imagination and concentrate on the true essence of luxury while at once defending the magic of underwater life.

Now in its 14th year, the International Design Awards 2020 have been the most successful in its history. Evaluating submissions from more than 80 countries, the IDA jury saw entries to the highest design standards across the five award disciplines Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design. Each design entry was evaluated by the professional IDA Jury panel on its own merit.

The IDA seeks out truly visionary designers showcasing creativity and innovation. As the world was struggling with an unprecedented challenge in 2020, the IDA received a record number of outstanding entries which presented the jury with an enormous task in selecting the winners, among which were Actinia by Lladró.

IDA celebrates and promotes exceptional design and works to discover emerging talent in architecture, interior, product, graphic and fashion design worldwide.

ACTINIA: the mystery of the Mediterranean seabed

Actinia is composed of unique pieces whose significance lies not just in their power to bring out the natural beauty of the wearer, but also in their artistic expression. The pendants, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and rings, bring to mind an almost unreal world of mesmerizing anemones that live among rocks and sea reefs. A treasure trove hidden in the Mediterranean that now comes to light and attracts all eyes in white matte porcelain with sparkles of golden luster.

Erasing the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, and thanks to the infinite possibilities which porcelain offers the designer, Raluca, Actinia manages to put time on hold and reconnect with nature. The collection includes both large, striking pieces such as the eye-catching statement necklaces, whose fragments are sown by hand, as well as smaller delicate pieces.