Pixel power

Graphic and print designer Cristian Zuzunaga will launch a new collection with Kvadrat during London Design Festival.

Somewhere between a pixelated Tetris scene and the clothing of nu-rave hipsters, the Squaring the Circle collection features bright squares of colour with a dizzying effect. According to Zuzunaga, the collection has been inspired by cityscapes as well as a fascination with the pixel.

Spirit cushions by Zuzunaga for Kvadrat

As part of the launch, Zunzunaga has worked with Digital Tea to create a large-scale installation for Kvadrat’s London showroom. The imagery comes from photographs of the environment that have been blown up and manipulated to create stunning patterns.

Zuzunaga says, ‘It is inspired by a super city like Shanghai, where plasma screens and buildings are covered with moving image pieces. I have recreated a little of that skyline with this collection with Kvadrat. When you see, for example, the Skyline textile collection folded, as they are in curtains, it gives a curious impression that it is digital.’

Fire cushions by Zuzunaga for Kvadrat

Visitors can make the installation even more colourful by moving about the installation in front of interactive ‘miragescopes’. The vibrant colour palette and interactive element should make this installation an exciting display – though perhaps not one for those that have had a heavy night the evening before.

Soul cushions by Zuzunaga for Kvadrat

The Cristian Zuzunaga installation can be seen at Kvadrat, 10 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 from 20-24 Septmeber.

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