About the company
Zuzunaga creates timeless, non-gender specific and sustainable home and fashion accessories. Founded by artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga, our brand and our products are a reflection on and of what it means to be human today.
Our accessories lie at the crosswords of art and design. We call them usable or wearable art. Each one of our designs is based on an artwork hand-created by Cristian Zuzunaga, which is then digitally manipulated into a print for design application. Our process includes not just the translation of art, colour, tradition and material into a finished product, but follows an extensive philosophical process that imbues our products with meaning.
Colour is at the heart of everything we do, and we use it to positively affect human emotion. We draw inspiration from nature, the built environment, anthropology, psychological experience and social discourse. We aim to marry the digital and the analogue, and represent the synthesis of the old and the new, the natural and the man-made world, the female and the male, the yin and the yang.
Zuzunaga is founded upon four cornerstones:
Trust: We create accessories that allow you to have a good conscience.
We use high quality, organic, traceable materials, traditional manufacturing techniques, sustainable processes and work with local craftsmen wherever possible. All our products are designed and made in Europe, the majority of which is within 50km of Barcelona. These methods allow us to design timeless products, of quality that will last and defy the whimsies of fashion. As a result, many of our products are limited editions.
Respect: We are respectful of our environment and of people.
We believe in fair compensation. We believe in workers’ rights, animal rights and social responsibility. Working with local craftsmen allows us to support local economies, as well as imbue our products with soulful intent. We support and are part of a community of people inspired by the process of making.
Beauty: We believe that beauty can be found anywhere.
We believe that beauty can be found anywhere. Our designs offer a playful interpretation of colour and the world around us. Zuzunaga’s prints derive from zooming in on images taken from nature, architecture and hard urban landscapes. The vibrant colours that compose our prints are the same ones found in our everyday and a reminder of the aesthetic randomness that builds our world on an infinitesimal level.
Belonging: When Zuzunaga was first established, our aim was to develop more than a brand.
We wanted to create a global community of like-minded people: individuals with a strong sense of style, ground breakers who are interested in the new and the future, as well as respectful of the past; people who feed and are energised as much by global metropoles as by the tranquillity of nature. In simple terms, people who embody what it is to be human in today’s complex world.