Luis M. Feduchi & Javier Feduchi. Room of Hotel Castellana Hilton, Madrid. 1953.
The Madrid Architectural Association COAM has a great resource for mid-century Madrid design: Catálogo de Muebles – Madrid de los 50 y 60. The online catalogue of images is based on the research carried out for two exhibitions on 1950s and 1960s design respectively, curated by Pedro Feduchi, which took place in 2005 and 2006. The images come from periodical publications such as Revista Nacional de Arquitectura, Hogar y Arquitectura, Nueva Forma, Temas de Arquitectura, and furniture manufacturers’ catalogues of the time period.
The database is organised by designers, pieces, interiors and trade catalogues, and there is also a keyword search option. The interface is not particularly smooth or user-friendly and it’s time-consuming to have to click on every individual entry to see a thumbnail of the image. Searching by item typologies seems to be the most effective option, as thumbnails are supplied. In any case the collection is structured in a clear way and the material is worth the effort.
[Thanks to Jordi Esteve].
Side-chair. Jose Dodero, 1961.
Side-chair. Miguel Fisac, 1960.
T.D.C. Catalogue, 1956. Designs by Fernando Ramon Moliner.
Fernando Alonso Martinez & Francisco Muñoz Cabrero. Ceiling light, 1955.
Reading lamp for the Instituto Eduardo Torroja. Commercialised through Darro. 1959