Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler 'shell' lounge chair, Brazil ca 1955

Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler 'shell' lounge chair, Brazil ca 1955

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'Shell' lounge chair designed by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, ca 1955. The frame is made of black painted iron. The upholstery is in a light linen blend fabric. Due the diagonal lines and the thinness of the frame, the shell has an almost floating appearance. Especially outside of Brazil these chairs are quite rare.

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler are the duo behind 'Forma', the Brazilian Mid-Century Furniture company. With the rising interest in Brazilian design in recent years, slowly Hauner & Eisler are also getting the attention they deserve. We are sure many more interesting pieces will find the spotlight during the coming years.

In very good vintage condition. Original brass caps. Re-upholstered.

Dimensions:

 74 cm W x 77,5 cm D x 78 cm H, seat height: 38 cm

Origin:

Brazil, ca 1955.

Literature:

Móvel moderno Brasileiro, Marcelo Vasconcellos, Aeroplano, P. 201

Desenho da Utopia, Brazilian Modern Furnitures, Éditions Olhares, São Paulo 2016, p 20.

Brazil Modern, the rediscovery of 20th century Brazilian furniture - Aric Chen, 2016

 

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