Skyline and Cityshape feature multiple overlapping layers, which reveal subtle shapes and unexpected colours. Intriguingly, though their colour-scales are made up of relatively few tones, they combine to create a variety of rich nuances.
Skyline and Cityscape are inspired by the recurrent shapes and forms, and new technologies, which characterise the architecture of global cities. To Cristian Zuzunaga ‘Supermodern architecture is an inspiration as it visualises the present we live in and, at the same time, aims to balance it.’
Like the cities they are inspired by – Barcelona, Shanghai and New York – Skyline and Cityscape share common features, such as their randomness and repetition, whilst having a distinctively individual character. For instance, some are very bright and energetic, whilst others offer a softer and gentler aesthetic. Skyline features a woven pattern where as the expression of Cityscape is printed.
Dawn is available in variety of unique colour nuances, which complement the other designs in the collection. These different shades have markedly different characters: some are sporty, some are dramatic, and some are neutral.
The Cristian Zuzanaga collection represents a reaction to the emotionally repressed society we live in. As the designer explains: ‘My work aims to counterbalance this situation by embracing and exalting imagination, subjectivity and interaction, which, in turn, helps to evoke sensations and feelings.’
Ultimately, the Cristian Zuzanaga curtain collection for Kvadrat is, intriguingly, contemporary and timeless. The designs link fashion with interiors and complement each other well. They are suitable for a wide range of applications, including private homes, public and commercial buildings, and hotels and restaurants.
Inspired by the ‘supermodern’ skylines of New York and Shanghai, Skyline explores the ideal image of a city. From a distance the curtain reveals a block of colour, a skyline, or crops of it, depending on whether the curtain is flat or folded.
Skyline features a very fresh and confident use of colour: for instance, when folded the curtain ‘glows in the light’, creating a unique ‘digital’ look, which captures the digital character of today’s cities.
The curtain, which is 300cm wide, has a flat weave construction featuring a pattern of coloured threads sewn onto a base fabric. Skyline is available in multiple monochrome and multicoloured colourways.
The design of Cityscape is made from large, overlapping architectural shapes, which were originally photographed by the designer in Barcelona. It is inspired by the ‘individual, invisible and evolving patterns’, which define the daily experience of living in a city.
Featuring layers of fresh, elegant and unusual colours, Cityscape is printed with either two or three different screen sizes, which means the curtain has an almost infinite repeat. Cityscape is 300cm wide.
Versatile Dawn comes in variety of unique colours, and offers excellent drape ability and light protection.
The colour-scale for Dawn is built up around a neutral, classical base, which includes shades such as white, beige, black, light brown and red. It also features fresh, sporty colours, such as light ice-blue, soft violet and warm sunny yellow, as well as dark, elegant colours, including deep violet, midnight blue and deep rust red.
About Cristian Zuzunaga
Barcelona born Cristian Zuzunaga has become known for using pixels to create colourful visual landscapes. He finds inspiration for his unique visual vocabulary in the construction and architecture of global cities.
His innovative work also stands out for its use of colour, which is, in part, a reaction to the fact that many of us inhabit a world of black, white and grey. Often therapeutic in tone, his designs use colour to ‘evoke emotions and counterbalance negative ways of seeing and thinking’.
A firm fan of collaboration, Cristian Zuzunaga has worked with clients including Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Christophe Delcourt, Tate Gallery, Nanimarquina and Hästens.
The designer’s work, which sits in a unique space between art, fashion and design, is regularly published and has been featured in exhibitions and trade shows around the world.
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