Large Martin Eisler Sideboard for Forma in Brazilian Walnut
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Martin Eisler for Forma, sideboard, Brazilian walnut, glass, brass, seagrass, leather, Brazil, 1950s
Rare Brazilian sideboard by Martin Eisler for Forma. The sideboard is structured in two compartments. At the bottom there is cabinet with four sliding doors which are decorated with a grid out of seagrass and moved by leather handles. The inside is equipped with drawers and shelves. On top of the sideboard thin circular brass feet lift up another cabinet with glass doors. This vitrine is illuminated with a hidden fluorescent tube. The clear structure of the two parts of this sideboard with vitrine are in symmetry. Only the left part of the vitrine is disbalancing the design in a way that its walls are white in stead of the natural wooden color. The walnut in combination with the bright seagrass, golden brass and the glass doors is truly pleasing the eye.
Provenance: Private collection in proximity to the designer, Sao Paolo. Specific provenance will be shared upon purchase.
Along with many of the most important Brazilian designers, Martin Eisler (1913-1977) was educated in Europe. He studied architecture in Austria and moved to Buenos Aires in 1938. In the same year, he founded an architecture firm and organised an exhibition of his furniture. From 1952 onwards he stayed in Sao Paulo where he worked with Carlo Hauner and Ernesto Wolf to found Móveis Artesenal in 1955 which would later become Forma.
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