NAO Porcelain


NAO PorcelainThe NAO porcelain figurines

NAO produce a natural and elegant collection of hand-made porcelain enchanting figurines.

NAO FigurineThe NAO figures are direct descendants of the ancient art of porcelain, whose elaboration was, for over many centuries, a mystery, since the formula for porcelain was not discovered in Europe until the early 18th century.

According to today’s dynamic, innovative and younger lifestyles, the NAO figure collection brings to the tradition of porcelain a series of pieces suitable to the tastes and preferences of all types of people.

These creations are known since 1968 for the simplicity in their lines, by the grace and expressions of their design, and by the perfection used in the final finishing process.

NAO creation

Creating NAO PorcelainExpert hands and great artistic talent is required to translate moments from life into the beautiful figurines that make up the NAO collection. This is why NAO porcelains are produced by veteran craftsmen in the company’s own local workshops in Chirivella, near Valencia, in Spain

The NAO collections are the creations of a great team, composed of designers, sculptors and artisans. They turn into porcelain those special moments of every day life, transforming them into figures that will be with us forever.

NAO in the world

With the ownership or gift of a NAO piece you share the same enthusiasm that millions of collectors and followers of the brand in 115 countries have shared… for the last 37 years!

The Spanish creation of NAO

NAO HQThe ceramic tradition of the Valencian Community goes back to Roman times, and since then has continued to be one of the exponents of the artistic skills of an area of Spain that has also developed artistic expression through painting, sculpture and music.

Given the abilities of local people, NAO has always chosen the best local talent for creation of its porcelains. Thus, NAO was founded in 1968 with the name Rosal, and nowadays the company is the result of the dedicated daily work of 220 craftsmen.

The NAO collection

NAOThe NAO collection is made up of around two hundred figurines, and it is constantly renewed as each year some pieces are withdrawn and new issues are added. This feature is an expression of the creativity of the NAO designers and craftsmen and is very appreciated by the many NAO collectors
all over the world

Organization of the NAO figurines and NAO figures

NAO Porcelain NAO is the perfect present making the most cherished moments and emotions ever lasting.

This is a very interesting issue that demonstrates the philosophy behind the creation of our figurines. In NAO we try to illustrate the unforgettable memories of our lives. For this reason the NAO themes take in all the phases of a person’s experience: from childhood games through to spirituality, from the merry jokes of clowns to religiously inspired images, from first moments of falling in love to scenes of family life.

NAO’s entire creativity revolves around this journey through the human living experience.

NAO PorcelainWhat is exactly the relationship between the brands NAO and Lladró?

nao figurineNAO is a brand of the Lladró Group, just like Lladró itself is. Therefore they belong to the same company although for historic reasons NAO is made at a different site of the same city of Valencia in Spain.

NAO aims to offer a collection of porcelain figurines with characteristic warmth and affordable prices which are the gift or decoration choice for a great many homes all over the world.

NAO PorcelainDo the name NAO and the ship symbol have any significance?

A NAO is an old sailing ship from the time of Columbus, and our brand logo shows this NAO on what we would like to think is a homeward journey, loaded with the rare spices of creativity, skill and magic.


Did you know that…
· NAO was created in 1968
· NAO is sold in over 100 countries
· the main markets for the brand are the United Kingdom and the United States of America
· the current NAO range includes 322 different pieces
· all the figurines are made in Valencia, Spain
· the making of a NAO figurine takes 11 different steps all of which are hand made
· the 220 artisans at the brand’s workshop devote all their careers to NAO
· the prices in the NAO range vary from US$29 to US$255
· there are both classic style and whimsical lines of figurines in NAO


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