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Martin Eisler

Austrian, 1913-1977

Martin Eisler was an influential figure in mid-century modern furniture design, particularly within the Brazilian design movement. Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1913, Eisler was part of a generation of European architects and designers whose work and lives were profoundly affected by the upheaval of the Second World War. His father was the art historian Max Eisler, a founding member of the Austrian Werkbund, which likely influenced Eisler's early exposure to design and architecture.

It was in Brazil that Eisler's design sensibilities fully blossomed. He met Carlo Hauner, with whom he would form a formidable partnership, founding the iconic Brazilian furniture company Forma. Their designs are celebrated for integrating Brazilian materials and craftsmanship with modernist design principles, creating furniture that was both accessible and aesthetically sophisticated.

Eisler's furniture designs, such as the Reversível and Costela chairs, are lauded for their innovative use of materials and form. His work often featured Brazilian woods and thin tubular frames, showcasing a finesse in blending structure with visual lightness. The collaboration between Eisler and Hauner was marked by a shared vision that helped define Brazilian mid-century modern design, making it distinctive and sought after globally.

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(Biography provided by Herança Cultural)

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Brazilian Modern Chair in Cane & Iron by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, 1955
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Martin Eisler furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Martin Eisler furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 38 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 6 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Martin Eisler were created in the mid-century modern style in south america during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Geraldo de Barros, L'Atelier San Paulo, and Celina Decoracoes. Prices for Martin Eisler furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,953 and can go as high as $82,590, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $18,360.

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