New York 1 Bitmap Blanket
Spanish artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga has been traveling and exploring the world since the tender age of 17. His Bitmap Collection essays his journeying in a series of digitally patterned woolen blankets heralding some of his favorite cities. New York 1 celebrates the supercharged urban metropolis, with the city template abstracted and reduced to pixels. In finest handwoven merino wool, the pulsating effect result from the contrasting yarns used for the warp and the weft. The individual nuances and imperfect borders denote the traditional manual looms used by the small-scale textile maker, Teixidors, that weaves these environmentally minded wares in Terrassa, a city in Catalonia. Cristian, who makes his home now in London, has garnered international acclaim and received numerous awards including the ICFF Award for Best Textiles in New York and the coveted Les Découvertes award at Maison & Objet in Paris.