It is a company owned by the Huarte family born in 1958 that stood out for its creativity in the art of furniture. In 1956, the construction company Huarte y Cía had to design the furniture of the Pavilion of Spain of the Universal Exhibition of Brussels of 1958. Designed by José Antonio Corrales and Ramón Vázquez Molezún, it was one of the first installations carried out by the incipient H Muebles that would arise a little later, when Juan Huarte chose this field.
“H Furniture. Between industry, architecture and art”
11 February – 8 May, 2020
COAM – Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid
Calle de Hortaleza, 63, Madrid
Since then a patronage was carried out with some of the most outstanding artists and architects of the 50s in order to develop first-class furniture projects. Thus, the gallery recovers pieces that form the basis of the creation of furniture that took place during the decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Mainly, furniture of the technician responsible for the brand, Gregorio Vicente Cortés, is exhibited in collaboration with Luis Onsurbe, but there are also compositions by authors such as Jorge Oteiza, Néstor Basterretxea, Pablo Palazuelo, Rafael Moneo, Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, José Antonio Corrales, Ramón Vázquez Molezún, Antonio Vázquez de Castro or Juan Daniel Fullaondo.
Together, we remember the passage of H Furniture for interior decoration exhibitions, design competitions, its own network of stores or the construction of architectural works such as the Huarte House in Puerta de Hierro or the Torres Blancas building.