Sometimes taking the micro view yields macro effect. That's certainly true of Cristian Zuzunaga's Pixel Cushions, with their color-play of vivid hues. Barcelona-born Cristian's first love as a student was biology and no doubt the hours he logged at the microscope led to his fascination with closeups. But the pixilated motif also references the computer-driven world where cultures intermingle with ease and bold graphics compete for attention.
Each cushion is slightly different from the next depending on where the face is cut from the expansive swath of fine Merino wool, digitally printed by Kvadrat.
London-educated but truly a citizen of the globe, Cristian values long-term sustainability practices and the finest materials, evident here in fine virgin merino wool that pulsates with an exuberant depth of color. Also check out his blankets, made of the softest, high-quality cotton yarn and equivalently printed. The Pixel Cushion Collection deservedly took the prize at the 2013 London Design Festival.