Paco Muñoz 'Riaza' Hunting Chair in Walnut and Leather
Paco Muñoz for Darro, 'Riaza' chair, walnut and leather, Spain, 1960s
This strong and sturdy low lounge chair is designed by Paco Muñoz in the 60s. The design of this hunting chair, with its leather loosely attached to the frame by means of straps that are strapped on the frame, and are at the same time part of the aesthetics of this cognac to orange chair. The style of this chair has traits of the design classics of Danish Mid modern classics, such as the designs of Borge Mogensen.
This chair was designed for the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid project.
Paco Muñoz (1929 - 2009) was a Spanish designer who founded Darro in 1959 as a movement against the recently fallen Franco Regime and to break through the cultural isolation. Founded by Muñoz in 1959, the design company Darro created furniture with a focus on European modernity and to neglect the more traditional, Spanish styles. Being inspired by Italian designers such as Gio Ponti and Scandinavian Modern, the influences of these design aesthetics were clearly visible in Darro's furniture.