Inca trail: Cristian Zuzunaga’s Peru-inspired furniture collection
Cristian Zuzunaga, best known for his pixelated textiles, is launching a new furniture range based on his recent travels around Peru. The collection features geometric forms and patterns inspired by the Spanish designer’s encounters with Inca architecture and construction: ‘I saw the Saksaywaman wall in Cusco,’ says Zuzunaga. ‘It’s an amazing modular structure and the technology is unknown; that was the trigger, to start a collection that could play on time, quality and durability.’
Called ‘Inca’, the collection includes side tables, lamps and mirrors, as well as modular seating that the designer created to experiment with his current and future fabric designs. The table and mirror were made using a mix of traditional Spanish craft techniques and new technologies, an approach influenced by Zuzunaga’s fascination with the Saksaywaman wall. Meanwhile, the modular seating is presented as a system in simple shapes, covered with a jacquard fabric (developed in collaboration with Kvadrat) that plays on the same Peruvian influences.
As originally featured in the November 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (W*212)