Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Cristian Zuzunaga founded his design company in 2007, to create things that capture and reflect the dynamism of modern life. He is inspired by the modern architecture of major cities such as London, Barcelona, New York and Shanghai.
With his new Pixel collection of sofas, he aims to show how the digital world can be drawn on to create space for vitality. The design is based on a handmade prototype by Cristian Zuzunaga that is subsequently turned digitally into a master and, last, processed into a final design. Also, he plays with patterns. The repeats are cut in such a way that every sofa is unique.
With his new collection, Zuzunaga concentrates on the pixel – the symbol of our digital times – and combines this emblem of modernity with analogue traditions. Because it is important to him that suppliers and manufacturers promote long-term sustainability and growth, both in their own companies and in their local communities.
Cristian Zuzunaga explains, “We think that quality is more important than quantity, and we believe in sustainable and ethical work practices. We value handmade things more than mass-produced, trendy products.”
This is why Zuzunaga only uses organic and reusable materials and uses traditional methods to make his products. Sustainable production methods are as important in this approach as working in partnership with regional suppliers. All of the products are designed and produced in Europe, mainly in the Barcelona area.