How the houses are made
Before your porcelain Christmas house is in the shop, a long labor-intensity way has already gone by. For example, a “master plan” is first drawn up by a team of creative designers. They devise a village theme with a storyline and residents. Specialized designers then draw and form these items. To be able to assess these three-dimensionally, cardboard scale models are provided with details and colors on all sides.
A team of talented sculptors make these models of a kind of wax, perfect in detail and usually in several parts that can seamlessly fit together again. A mold is then finally made of this model. In this mold the porcelain is baked for a long time at about 600 degrees and after (pre) baking all the windows, doors and opening for the lighting are cut out by hand. During the baking process, the raw material shrinks by about 10 per cent, which should therefore be taken into account during the design. Each item is hand-painted very carefully and then baked off again to ensure the hardness and quality of the colors.
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The factories are located in the province of Quangdong (China) where more than 5,000 people each year make about 1,000,000 houses and more than 10,000,000 figurines. After placing all loose accessories, the items arrive in their final packaging. Afterwards, the villages go all over the world on their way and then end up at your supplier. See the photos and the video below!
© Thanks to Edelman B.V. from Luville for the video.
And thanks to Lemax Europe for the photos ©.