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"Shell" Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler, 1950
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in PARIS, FR
A "Concha" lounge chair by Martin Eisler, produced by Forma Brazil, 1950. The structure is made of
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

"Shell" Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler, 1950
"Shell" Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler, 1950
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H 31.5 in W 29.53 in D 31.5 in
Tacchini Costela Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler in Stock
By Tacchini, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
walnut frame - upholstered in Lars 02 - Tacchini is delighted to reissue Costela by Martin Eisler
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2010s Italian Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Tacchini Costela Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler in Stock
By Tacchini, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
walnut frame - upholstered in Lars 02 - Tacchini is delighted to reissue Costela by Martin Eisler
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2010s Italian Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Customizable Tacchini Costela Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler
By Tacchini, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Tacchini is delighted to reissue Costela by Martin Eisler, icon of Brazilian 1950s design. An
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2010s Italian Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Modernist Lounge Chairs, by Martin Eisler, Brazilian Mid-Century Design
By Martin Eisler
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This pair of lounge chairs designed by Martin Eisler showcase the mid-century modern Brazilian
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Costela Lounge chairs by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner for Forma, 1950s
By Forma, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Lasne, BE
2 Costela lounge chairs in wood, metal legs and curly fabric cushions by Martin Eisler and Carlo
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

'Concha' Lounge Chair, by Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner, Brazilian Mid-Century
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The "Concha" armchair, designed by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner, is a hallmark of mid-century
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Iron

Mid Century Modern Iron & Wood Lounge Chairs by Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and so amazingly comfortable sculptural pair of mid century modern outdoor lounge chairs
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Iron

Martin Eisler Lounge Chair in Black Leather
By Martin Eisler
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Eisler, lounge chair, iron, leather, Brazil, 1950s Elegant and modern lounge chair by
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Martin Eisler Lounge Chair in Black Leather
Martin Eisler Lounge Chair in Black Leather
H 32.68 in W 37.8 in D 32.29 in
Carlo Hauner Martin Eisler Concha Lounge Chair, Brazil, 1950
By Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning and comfortable ‘Concha’ (shell) lounge chair designed by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Costela Style Lounge White Chair after Martin Eisler Carlo Hauner
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Martin Eisler Carlo Hauner Costela style lounge chair in white. Originally designed by Martin
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Concha Lounge Chair, Brazil - 1950s
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Berlin, DE
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Lounge Chair, Brazil - 1950s. The Chair has been reupholstered
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid-century Lounge Chair with ottoman by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Martin Eisler shines through in the lounge chair and ottoman set that exemplifies the Brazilian
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Velvet, Hardwood

Pair Of Costela Lounge Chairs By Carlo Hauner And Martin Eisler, 1950s
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
The beautiful 'Costela' lounge chairs by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler are one of the icons of
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner "Costela" Lounge Chair, Brazil, 1953
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
The Costela armchair is an iconic Brazilian Mid-Century Modern piece. It was designed by Martin
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Hardwood

Tacchini Costela Chair with Ottoman in Green Bryony Fabric by Martin Eisler
By Tacchini, Martin Eisler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tacchini is delighted to reissue Costela by Martin Eisler, icon of Brazilian 1950s design. An
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Reversible Chair
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in London, GB
to be one of the most emblematic armchairs of Brazilian modern design. Martin Eisler designed this
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Reversible Chair
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Reversible Chair
H 26.38 in W 43.71 in D 30.32 in
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Lounge Chairs in Blue and Red Upholstery
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, lounge chairs, iron, faux leather, Brazil, 1950s Elegant and
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

breathtaking pair of costela lounge chairs by carlo hauner and martin eisler
By Forma Nova, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Munich, DE
wonderful pair of Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler lounge chairs. made by forma nova in the 1950thies
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Rare Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Lounge Chair in Iron and Rope
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner for Forma, lounge chair, iron and rope, Brazil, 1950s. Elegant and
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Reversível Chair, Brazil, 1950s
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
One of the most iconic chairs in Brazilian midcentury designed by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Martin Eisler Carlo Hauner, Lounge Chairs, Rattan, Steel, Forma, Brazil, c. 1955
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of rattan and steel lounge chairs designed by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner and produced by
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Pair of Midcentury Brazilian White Lounge Chairs
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Barcelona, ES
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) & Carlos Hauner (1927-1997) Pair of lounge chairs Manufactured by
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Modern Brazilian Lounge Chair Model "Shell" White
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Barcelona, ES
Armchair by Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner designed in 1955. The chairs are upholstered in a cream/white
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Early Edition 'Reversible' Chairs in Leather
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner, 'Reversible' lounge chairs, nubuck leather Long Beach - Grape Wine
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Brazilian Design Costela Lounge Chairs by Hauner & Eisler for Forma, 1950s
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Renens, CH
The Costela (Rib) chairs and sofas by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler became an instant success
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Reversivel Armchair, Martin Eisler, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern, circa 1950
By Carlo Hauner, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Martin Eisler designed this sculptural armchair in 1955. This piece is considered one of the most
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Iron

Pair of 'Costela' Chairs by Hauner and Eisler
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler pair of 'Costela' chairs for Forma, Brazil 1950s, in teak wood.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Teak

Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler. Paire de Fauteuils, c. 1955-60
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in PARIS, FR
This pair of armchairs, created by the designer duo Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, reflects the
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Martin Eisler, Rare Armchair, Forma S.A. Mid-Century Modern Brazilian, 1955
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This comfortable armchair was designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) in 1955 and manufactured by
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Hardwood, Fabric

Customizable Tacchini Costela Lounge Chair Designed by Martin Eisler
By Tacchini, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Tacchini is delighted to reissue Costela by Martin Eisler, icon of Brazilian 1950s design. An
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2010s Italian Chairs

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Leather, Fabric

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler for Forma 'Conchinha' Lounge Chairs
By Carlo Hauner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler for Forma, 'Conchinha' lounge chairs, iron, fabric, Brazil, 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Brazilian Lounge Chair
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Shibuya-ku, 13
1950s (estimated) Brazilian vintage lounge chair. Native Brazilian wood, invuia, also known as
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Brazilian Lounge Chair
Brazilian Lounge Chair
H 32.29 in W 27.96 in D 28.35 in
Costela Style Lounge Black Chair
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Martin Eisler Carlo Hauner Costela style lounge chair in black lacquer. Originally designed by
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Late 20th Century European Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Costela Style Lounge Black Chair
Costela Style Lounge Black Chair
H 35 in W 29 in D 29 in
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Rattan Lounge Chairs Brazil 1955
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
A beautiful pair of lounge chairs in rattan by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, made by Forma Móveis
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Metal

Rare Chaise Lounge by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, circa 1954, Móveis Artesanal
By Carlo Hauner, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This chaise Lounge is one of the fantastic designs by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) and produced by
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Iron

Carlo Hauner Martin Eisler Concha Lounge Chair, Brazil, 1950
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in San Francisco, CA
An original 'Concha' (shell) lounge chair designed by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler and
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Rare Italian Lounge Chairs by Gastone Rinaldi Armchair Model DU 55 P
By Marco Zanuso, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Gastone Rinaldi
Located in Berlin, DE
Very beautiful and iconic pair of rare lounge chairs designed by Gastone Rinaldi in 1954, Italy
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20th Century Italian Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Oak

Pair of "Concha" Armchairs by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, Brasil, 1955
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Echt, NL
Set of beautiful ‘Concha’ chairs in very good condition. Designed by Carlo Hauner and Martin
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20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Brazilian Modern Lounge Chairs in Exotic Jacaranda by Móveis Cimo, 1960s, Signed
By Moveis Cimo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
If you are looking for unique lounge chairs utilizing exotic materials that are also sought after
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda, Rosewood, Faux Leather

Carlo Hauner Wingback Wrought Iron Lounge Chair, Brazilian Modern, Early 1950s
By Carlo Hauner, Forma
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Rare and beautiful lounge chair, designed by Carlo Hauner for Móveis Artesanal in the early 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Brazilian Modern Chaise Lounge by Jose Zanine Caldas, 1950s, Brazil
By José Zanine Caldas
Located in New York, NY
is showcased in our showroom next to a Martin Eisler credenza and the combo looks perfect. This sleek
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Cord, Plywood

Pair of Mid-Century Costela Lounge Chairs by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Costela Lounge Chairs by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Modern Sofa & Armchairs Lounge Set, 1950s
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Whitstable, GB
"reversible" lounge chair. Hauner eventually returned to Italy and sold his part of the company to Eisler
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Hardwood

Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner Rare Pair of Rattan Armchairs, Brazil, 1950
By Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) and Carlo Hauner (1927-1997) A rare and exceptional pair of lounge
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Brazilian "Concha" Armchair Burnt Sunset Red
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Barcelona, ES
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) & Carlo Hauner (1927-1997) Armchair model “Shell” Manufactured by Forma
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Armchairs

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Iron

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Pair of Purple Velvet Armchairs with Ottomans
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Barcelona, ES
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) & Carlo Hauner (1927-1997) Set of armchair and footrest Manufactured by
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Armchairs

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Iron

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Midcentury Brazilian Armchairs White Fabric Metal
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Barcelona, ES
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) & Carlo Hauner (1927-1997) Pair of armchairs Manufactured by Forma
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Round Brazilian Wood and Glass Coffee Table
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Barcelona, ES
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) & Carlo Hauner (1927-1997) Coffee table Manufactured by Forma Moveis
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Modern Brazilian Pair of Low Armchairs White Fabric
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Barcelona, ES
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) & Carlo Hauner (1927-1997) Pair of low armchairs Manufactured by
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

"Costela" lounge chair by Martin Eisler for Forma
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
"Costela" lounge chair in wood with wrought iron frame and upholstered cushion. Designed by Martin
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, Lounge Chair, Forma, 1960s
By Martin Eisler, Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner
Located in Munster, NRW
Extremely rare piece of lounge furniture designed by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, produced by
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler for Forma Lounge Chair, 1950's
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
The Shell or "Concha" lounge chair is an icon of the Brazilian Mid-Century Modern design
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Pair of Iron, Leather and Rosewood Armchairs
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner in the 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Pair of Iron, Leather and Rosewood Armchairs
Pair of Iron, Leather and Rosewood Armchairs
H 29.14 in W 30.71 in D 31.5 in
1960s Wood, Leather Cushion Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Jean Gillon
By wood art, Sergio Rodrigues, Jean Gillon
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Captain´s chair, wood, leather, lounge chair with ottoman by Jean Gillon, Brazil, 1960. Attached
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Brazilian Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner for Forma
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Paris, FR
Rare vintage Brazilian lounge chair by Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner for Forma, 1950s. Black
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Armchairs

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Iron

"Reversible" Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
"Reversible" lounge chair Patinated iron structure, brass feet. Design: Martin Eisler & Carlo
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

NEW Tacchini Costela Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler in Stock
By Tacchini, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
walnut frame - upholstered in Lars 02 - Tacchini is delighted to reissue Costela by Martin Eisler
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2010s Italian Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Costela Lounge chairs by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner for Forma, 1950s
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Lasne, BE
2 Costela lounge chairs in wood, metal legs and curly fabric cushions by Martin Eisler and Carlo
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Tacchini Reversível Lounge Chair Designed by Martin Eisler in STOCK
By Tacchini, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
designer Martin Eisler, Reversível is an historic piece of Carioca design, and Tacchini fell in love with
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2010s Italian Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

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Lounge Chair By Martin Eisler For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the lounge chair by martin eisler you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each lounge chair by martin eisler for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and fabric. If you’re shopping for a lounge chair by martin eisler, we have 46 options in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a lounge chair by martin eisler — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right lounge chair by martin eisler, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made lounge chair by martin eisler has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler are consistently popular.

How Much is a Lounge Chair By Martin Eisler?

The average selling price for a lounge chair by martin eisler at 1stDibs is $11,849, while they’re typically $2,250 on the low end and $45,000 for the highest priced.

On the Origins of Brazil

More often than not, vintage mid-century Brazilian furniture designs, with their gleaming wood, soft leathers and inviting shapes, share a sensuous, unique quality that distinguishes them from the more rectilinear output of American and Scandinavian makers of the same era.

Commencing in the 1940s and '50s, a group of architects and designers transformed the local cultural landscape in Brazil, merging the modernist vernacular popular in Europe and the United States with the South American country's traditional techniques and indigenous materials.

Key mid-century influencers on Brazilian furniture design include natives Oscar NiemeyerSergio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldas as well as such European immigrants as Joaquim TenreiroJean Gillon and Jorge Zalszupin. These creators frequently collaborated; for instance, Niemeyer, an internationally acclaimed architect, commissioned many of them to furnish his residential and institutional buildings.

The popularity of Brazilian modern furniture has made household names of these designers and other greats. Their particular brand of modernism is characterized by an émigré point of view (some were Lithuanian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Portuguese, and Italian), a preference for highly figured indigenous Brazilian woods, a reverence for nature as an inspiration and an atelier or small-production mentality.

Hallmarks of Brazilian mid-century design include smooth, sculptural forms and the use of native woods like rosewoodjacaranda and pequi. The work of designers today exhibits many of the same qualities, though with a marked interest in exploring new materials (witness the Campana Brothers' stuffed-animal chairs) and an emphasis on looking inward rather than to other countries for inspiration.

Find a collection of vintage Brazilian furniture on 1stDibs that includes chairssofastables and more.

Finding the Right lounge-chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that the origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his seat was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounger (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of unique lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftspersons such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.

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