Martin Eisler Armchair in Steel and Leather
Martin Eisler, armchair, iron, upholstery, cushion and leather, Brazil, 1950.
This wide inviting armchair with thin black iron frame is designed by Martin Eisler. The seat of the chair is inviting, organic and comfortable. This shape is very iconic for the designs by Eisler. The cross that connects the legs functions as both as a sculptural detail and as a functional one. The inviting and embracing shape is a hallmark of the Austrian-Brazilian designer Eisler.
Along with many of the most important Brazilian designers, Martin Eisler (1913-1977) was educated in Europe. He studied architecture in Austria after which he 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 came to Sao Paulo where he worked with Carlo Hauner and Ernesto Wolf to found Móveis Artesenal in 1995 which would later become forma.
Móvel. Brasileiro Moderno. Brasil: FGV Projectos, 2012, p. 211.