making the virtual material.
Zuzunaga’s latest product is a series of interlocking upholstered poufs inspired by a modern wonder
Let us be the first to introduce you all to CUZCO.
CUZCO is a series of four distinctly-shaped, interlocking poufs inspired by the famous Saksaywaman dry stone wall on the outskirts of Cuzco, Peru. The wall has been made centuries ago, presumably by Incas. With no cement, each stone is cut perfectly into size, fitting together in a way that today’s technology wouldn’t be able to replicate.
The poufs, inspired by these stones, take on geometric forms; some take 90-degree angles, allowing them to be tables, corner tables, chairs. They have only one position were they form a figure when attached but when “broken” into 4 units they can be mixed to form endless combinations.
There are 3 options for upholstering CUZCO:
1) In wool, using Kvadrat’s classic best seller Divina fabric, available in 4 colours: green, yellow, blue & red.
b) Lateral panels in Trevira CS, in a custom-made design by Cristian Zuzunaga based on a Bitmap of a city.
c) For hotels and interior designers, the poufs will also be available in its raw structure to be custom upholstered by clients
These poufs are part of Zuzunaga ‘Re-architecture’ project: a mission to reimagine untouchable elements of our environments (like pixels, images) as tactile, material things to be played with and lived upon.
Momentum A/W14-15 is Zuzunaga’s first winter menswear collection: a series of cardigans, capes, jumpers, hats and scarves inspired by city architecture and grid designs. Movement, mapping and squared patterns are at the heart of the collection.
The expression ‘Squaring the circle’ means to do something that is seemingly impossible, like mass-producing unique objects. Our cushion collection, made in collaboration with Kvadrat, has a repeat pattern that is ±5m. The way we cut the fabric and randomly stitch both cushion faces allows us to confidently say that each cushion is unique.
A bitmap is a way of storing a digital image by compressing its elements. The prints in the Bitmap collection derive from this process of compression. The name is also a play on words: if one were to zoom out hundreds of times, one would find a photograph of an urban landscape. Bitmap thus acts not only as a map of a digital image, but a map of a real, physical place