Blankets & Plaids
Manufacturing Process: Handwoven
Material & Composition: 100% French Ecological Merino Wool
Size Plaid: ±140 x 180cm
Size Blanket: ±180 x 220cm
Handmade in Spain
INTEGRATE: TIME AND SPACE
The Integrate: Time and Space collection is a further exploration in our Alchemy series.
Alchemy is an ancient tradition whose philosophy underpins much of our work at Zuzunaga. While in popular culture it is best know for turning metal into gold or creating an ‘elixir of life’, for us, alchemy is inherently about transformation.
The Alchemy series is about this process of transformation and follows its methodology. Each design starts from a photograph we have taken of the urban environment. We use this analog image and transform it into a digital one. This enables us to manipulate it and create designs that are then applied to products using different materials, printing and manufacturing techniques.
The new collection - which was awarded the illustrious Editors Award for Best Textiles at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York - specifically seeks to explore colour and scale through architectonic shapes and digital imagery. It reflects alchemy not only through its original design process, but also through the transformative effect that results from making products by hand.
Each product is handwoven on a wooden loom by skilled craftsmen at Teixidors in the Spanish region of Terrassa, near Barcelona. Teixidors is an inspiring company that started life as a social project in 1983. Its goal was to help and support people with learning difficulties by teaching them the art of manual weaving. It now works with people with a wide range of disabilities and to this day, works to integrate people at risk of exclusion by teaching them a creative trade and developing exceptional products.
Designer: Cristian Zuzunaga