DARRO: REGAINING MODERNITY IN SPAIN
In spite of the precarious situation of the industry in the fifties, some companies started the adventure of producing and trading modern furniture, like H Muebles, Rolaco or Darro. Founded by Paco Muñoz in 1959, Darro created furniture for an educated middle class with a desire for modernity and to abandon traditional styles.
Inspired by the street furniture that filled the terraces of the capital of France at the beginning of the 20th century, the Trocadero collection, designed by Ramón Esteve transmits the Romanticism of that age through a practical and reviewed design.
Located in a building from the thirties in the town centre of Valencia, the Twins apartments are based on symmetric floor plans that share an interior patio and a staircase. The design’s idea began with the will to create two cutting-edge dwellings with state-of-the-art technology systems and to integrate them in a building with a historical value. In order to do so, the window frames have been restored maintaining their original style.
The new facilities have been created as an internationally renowned multi-use space where Fundació Per Amor a L’Art will carry out its three-branch activity (arts, society and research).
This countryside retreat generated from the idea of a standard traditional rural house with its pitched roof, applying a new concept of space afterwards.