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Where I Work: Cristian Zuzunaga

Cristian Zuzunaga gives us a look at his work style, his workspaces, and some of his work, in this month's Where I Work.

Barcelona-born Cristian Zuzunaga is commonly known for his pixelated home furnishings, like boldly colored rugs, blankets, pillows, lamps, and textiles, designed for various companies, including Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Hastens, Nanimarquina, and Camper. The award-winning designer currently splits his time between London, Barcelona, and La Garrotxa, Spain, where he lives with his family in an old farmhouse. While his farmhouse space in the basement is more rudimentary, his Barcelona showroom and office are the complete opposite, with his art and furniture on display for visitors. Most of his time is spent in Europe, but he’s crossing the pond to speak at the brand-new downtown LA showroom of A+R this Thursday, March 15th from 6:30-8:30pm to coincide with a trunk show of his fine art and products, including kilims, mirrors, seating, lighting, and textiles. Interested" RSVP to [email protected] Since many of us can’t attend, Cristian gives us a look at his work style, his spaces, and some of his work, in this month’s Where I Work.
What is your typical work style"
I am based in different places?London, Barcelona and XII century farmhouse where I live with my family in La Garrotxa?and work at each place depending on what needs to be done. Each location makes for a different schedule and time frame. The office in Barcelona tends to be for holding meetings. While driving, I tend to mentally review my agenda. On the tube or train, I read. And at my letterpress/print workshop in the country, I apply what I focus on my creativity. I also write my dreams. This is my main trigger and motivation. I work when I dream.
I don?t like instability or to depend too much on others, but I do thrive in a flexible environment. I work well when I?m up against challenges, contradiction and unexpectedness. I like to work on different projects simultaneously as it keeps me fresh and motivated.
Barcelona office
What’s your studio/work environment like"
It is messy in a controlled way. I have 4 desks: 3 at the letterpress workshop and 1 at my Barcelona office. In London, I do not need a desk at the moment.
The letterpress workshop is located in the basement of our farmhouse. The walls are wide, solid and strong. There is no noise, no distractions and no telephone signal. So I can get a lot done. I feel time in a compact and compressed yet extremely fluid way in there.
Barcelona office
How is your space organized/arranged"
In Barcelona, we have an open-plan, loft style space located in Poblenou, once occupied by the 1992 Olympic Village. We divided the space in two, so there is an open area that is used as a showroom, where we display and test our ranges, as well as my artwork. The other area is an office space with a huge ping pong table that we use to bounce ideas. There is also a small kitchen.
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