Specializing in creating unique, high quality textiles and accessories for the home, Zuzunaga is pioneering what they refer to as supermodern design. Inspired by contemporary architecture, their work performs a very modern kind of alchemy, transforming the analog into the digital, and back again.
Many of Zuzunagas designs start with a photograph of a modern city-scape. The photo is then compressed into a digital, black and white bitmap, after which a small section of the photo is enlarged to the point where individual pixels become visible. The enlarged section is meticulously colorized, pixel by pixel and the final design is printed or woven into the next Zuzunaga product.
Founded in 2007 by artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga, whose unique philosophy challenges the meaninglessness of supermodern excess, Barcelona based Zuzunaga creates bright, dynamic textiles from traditional fibers that demand to be touched and played with. Zuzunaga also seeks to put human experience at the center of their products, from conception, through production, and finally to consumption. To that end, many of Zuzunagas products are hand woven by a company just outside Barcelona called Teixidors. Started as a social project in 1983, Teixidors employs people with a wide range of learning disabilities and at risk of social exclusion, teaching them the art of hand-weaving while developing an exceptional product. Additionally Zuzunaga produces locally in Europe with trusted manufacturers and sources their materials ecologically and sustainably.
Zuzunagas ultimate goal is to capture the present moment in objects around us, designing products which shape and are shaped by the moment we live in now.