Rare Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Lounge Chair in Iron and Rope


Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner for Forma, lounge chair, iron and rope, Brazil, 1950s.

Elegant and modern armchair by Brazilian designer duo Hauner & Eisler. The thin, elegant frame is made in green lacquered iron. Due the diagonal connection and lines of the frame, this lounge chair gets a delicate appearance. The armrest runs smoothly over into the seating. The seat itself reclines backwards giving this chair a playful dynamic appearance. The rope seating emphasizes the extraordinary character of this unique chair.

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 organized an exhibition of his furniture. Carlo Hauner (1927-1996), just as Eisler, studied in Europe at the Brera Academy in Milan, Italy. Once arrived in Brazil, after 1948, he dedicated himself to textile, ceramics, furniture and architecture. Eisler and Hauner met in 1953, a little while after Hauner founded Moveís Artesenal, a production company. Together they started Galeria Artesenal, a store to accompany Moveís Artsenal. Hauner and Eisler’s designs are characterized by their use of native woods to Brazil such accompanied by thin tubular frames.
Please note that this easy chair is in fair condition. The rope strings need to be restored and the frame exhibits wear. Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler (Designer) Forma (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 25.4 in. Depth 26.78 in. Seat Height 13.39 in.
  • dimensions Height 73 cm Width 64.5 cm Depth 68 cm Seat Height 34 cm
  • material Iron Rope
  • origin Brazil
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45016035