Before there were computer few people thought in pixels – single, small units laid out in a rigorous grid to comprise a whole composition. These couches and chairs by Cristian Zuzunaga move beyond merely geek fascination with the potential of pixelation to the point of being attractive and engaging furniture designs.
In some cases, he has used pixels and otherwise line-delineated sets of color to create entire spatial experiences revolving around a common theme, such as the art-and-furniture installation shown above – a sequence leading one into a pixel-centric interior space.
In other cases, the rectilinear and abstract form of the objects covered in pixels create a complex compositional foil for the relatively simply (though highly color-varied) pixel sets layered on top.
Within a relatively simple conceptual theme – that of the pixel – Cristian manages to create a highly varied set of furniture designs based on different uses of color, scale and proportion, employing different approaches to the simple forms of couches, chairs and beds.
“Using his favoured design method of expanding and contracting digital images of cityscapes, Cristian Zuzunaga worked on a special edition Imaginatio pixel fabric. This bold, bright print was then upholstered onto Christophe Delcourt sofas and chairs – combining Zuzunaga boldness and colour with the sleek lines and timeless style proposed by the Delcourt studio.”
“Christophe Delcourt is a French interior designer whose studio first opened in Paris’ Marais in 1998. He is famed for his use of elegant lines, subtle shades and a loyalty to the craftspeople he has worked with through his career.”
“Delcourt items reimagined with Zuzunaga fabric include EOL Chairs, REV sofa and the imposing “Rue du Jour” sofa. The collaboration was applauded not least for its union of Zuzunaga, the master of colour, with Delcourt, famed for being a “no colour” designer. Delcourt commented: Cristian’s colorful and abstract pattern has been studied and applied in order to erase the boundaries of furniture, giving an illusion of a painting depending on the angle of view .”