Rare Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Lounge Chair in Metal and Rope
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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. Signs of age and use are visible and contribute to the vibrant appearance.
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.
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