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Martin Eisler Furniture

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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Creator: Martin Eisler
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 elegant yet informal armchair. With its sensual aesthetic, natural materials and intel...
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2010s Italian Martin Eisler Furniture

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Fabric

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

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Steel

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 Brazilian designer Martin Eisler. A visually interesting contrast is created between the...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

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, icon of Brazilian 1950s design. An elegant yet informal armchair. With its sensual...
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2010s Italian Martin Eisler Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

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 style with a classic yet innovative design that harmonizes form and function. These pi...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Martin Eisler Furniture

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Fabric

Martin Eisler for Forma. Mid-Century Modern Folding Center/Dining Table in Wood
By Martin Eisler
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Beautiful folding center table by Martin Eisler, one of the founders of the company Forma, an important and influential name of Brazilian design....
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Formica, Wood

1950's Martin Eisler Unique Sofa
By Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
The sofa designed by Martin Eisler, in collaboration with Carlo Hauner, stands out as a truly unique piece that embodies the visionary creativity of these celebrated Brazilian design...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Martin Eisler Furniture

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Ivory, Fabric, Wood

Brazilian Modern Chair in Cane & Iron by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, 1955
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This Brazilian modern chair was designed by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler in 1955. The frame is made with a black iron structure that supports t...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Bar Cabinet with Footrest by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, c. 1955, Forma S.A
By Martin Eisler, Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This Bar cart is a rare and elegant piece designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) in the 1950s and produced by Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte. It presents a chrome structure an...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Brass

Cane Bar Cart by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, 1950s, Forma S.A., Brazil
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This Bar or tea cart is a rare and elegant piece designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) in the 1950s and produced by Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte. It presents a solid Rosewood...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Chrome

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 iconic armchairs of Brazilian Modern Design. The uniqueness of this armchair lies in...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Coffee Table in Rosewood, Martin Eisler, Brazilian Midcentury, 1953
By Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This round coffee table in Rosewood was designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) and Susi Aczel (1931-) for Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte. This piece ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Rosewood, Glass

Rare Chaise Lounge by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, circa 1954, Móveis Artesanal
By Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This chaise Lounge is one of the fantastic designs by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) and produced by Móveis Artesanal and then Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte. Galeria Artesanal, the first showroom that presented the furniture and objects created by Moveis Artesanal and HG Ceramica, used to sell this design. The traditional chaises...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Pair of Concha Wicker Armchairs Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler circa 1953 Brazil
By Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
This armchair is a gorgeous version of Concha, one of the most iconic pieces designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977), with a single seat and backrests made with wicker. "Concha" is ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Forma S.a Rare Sofa by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Ca 1954 Midcentury Brazil
By Carlo Hauner, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This rare sofa was designed in 1955 and produced by Forma, a company directed by Carlo Hauner (1927- 1996) and Martin Eisler (1913- 1977). This piece is an icon and illustrates some ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Showcase Coffee Table, Brazilian Rosewood, Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, C. 1955
By Carlo Hauner, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This coffee table in rosewood was designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) for Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte. This piece refers to a furniture typology common at midcentury and ve...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Glass, Rosewood

Single Armchair by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Brazilian Midcentury, 1955
By Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous armchair was designed by Martin Eisler and manufactured by Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte in 1955. The piece is composed of an iron structure with brass tips and t...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Set of 5 Brazilian High Stools, Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, Forma S.A. c1954
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous high stool was designed by Martin Eisler and manufactured by Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte in circa 1955. The piece is composed of an iron structure with brass ti...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Pair of Armchairs by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Brazilian Midcentury, 1955
By Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
This stunning armchair was produced by the Brazilian Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte in the 1950s, a company directed by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler. The piece is made of an iron structure and upholstered seats and backrests. This singular design consists of upholstered geometrical backs and armrests with shapes that embrace the body. Indeed, a very comfortable and elegant piece. Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte was one of the pioneer companies and manufactured a few icons of Brazilian design history, such as the Costela Armchair designed by Eisler and the iconic chair that illustrates Móveis Artesanal's logotype designed by Hauner. The piece is in its original condition. Restoration...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Caviuna Wood Slatted Bench by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, 1955, Midcentury
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
The powerful partnership between Carlo Hauner (1927-1996) and Martin Eisler (1913-1977) in the 1950s as Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte's creative directors resulted in many incr...
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1650s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Antique Martin Eisler Furniture

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Rosewood

Expandable Dining Table in Caviuna by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, circa 1955
By Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler are most known for well-shaped armchairs made in iron, but the production is far more complex, handcrafted, and extensive. The wood pieces produced by ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Wood

Forma S.A. Game Table in Rosewood by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, c. 1955
By Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
This game table was produced by the Brazilian Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte in the 1950s. The piece is made of a Rosewood structure and the top can be used on both sides: one i...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Fabric, Rosewood

Concha by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Brazilian Midcentury Design, 1953
By Carlo Hauner, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This armchair is a rare version of Concha, one of the most iconic pieces designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977), with a single seat and backrests made with braided leather strips. ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Vintage Credenza in Caviuna Wood, Martin Eisler, circa 1954 Brazilian Midcentury
By Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
This Caviuna Credenza was designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) for Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte in the 1950s. This furniture typology was v...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Hardwood

Pair of High Armchairs by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Brazilian Design
By Carlo Hauner, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This stunning armchair was produced by the Brazilian Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte in the 1950s. The piece is made of an iron structure and upholstered seats and backrests. ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Bar Cart by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, 1950s, Forma S.A., Brazilian design
By Forma Brazil, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
This Bar cart is a rare and elegant piece designed by Martin Eisler (1913-1977) in the 1950s and produced by Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte. It presents a chrome structure and loose trays of solid Rosewood and Formica. This gorgeous piece has wheels, allowing it to be easily moved around the house – indeed, the best support your drinks could have. In 1955, the pioneer company Móveis Artesanal, founded by Carlo Hauner in partnership with Martin Eisler e Ernesto Wolf, changed the name to Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte. The purpose was to make the company more attractive to the business market, which was rapidly developing. Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Art manufactured a few icons of Brazilian design history, such as the Costela Armchair...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Chrome

Coffee and Dining Table in Rosewood, Martin Eisler, Brazilian Midcentury, 1950s
By Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Martin Eisler created this original table in the 1950s to take advantage of space, assuming two positions: in the normal position, it serves as a dining table for up to six people; i...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Rosewood

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 elegant yet informal armchair. With its sensual aesthetic, natural materials and intelli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Martin Eisler Furniture

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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 elegant yet informal armchair. With its sensual aesthetic, natural materials and intelli...
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2010s Italian Martin Eisler Furniture

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Leather, Fabric

Dining Table in Caviuna and Cane Weaving by Martin Eisler, Brazil Modern, 1950s
By Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This is the rare and extremely sought after dining table with cane top, by Austrian-Brazilian designer Martin Eisler in the early to mid 1950s. Eisler was seduced by the simplicity and results of using cane weaves...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Martin Eisler Furniture

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Cane, Glass, Hardwood

Customizable Tacchini Reversível Armchair Designed by Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler, Tacchini
Located in New York, NY
Fruit of the creative genius of the architect and designer Martin Eisler, Reversível is an historic piece of Carioca design, and Tacchini fell in love with its incredibly innovative style. With the simplicity of its lines and movement, this armchair transforms with casual elegance. The dynamic, flexible reissue of Reversível offers dual comfort with two possible seat positions, to sit in the chair with the back upright, or really relax in a semi-reclining position, parallel with the backrest. The simple, natural movement makes it seem an obvious solution, but it actually represents as ground-breaking an intuition now as then. This original, informal seat with its distinctive lines is completed with a metal structure and fabric coverings. Reversível bears witness to the soft, sensuality of Brazilian 1950s design, a combination of tradition and creativity, folk craft and visionary innovation. To celebrate the rebirth of the iconic Reversível armchair in the brand new Classics...
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2010s Italian Martin Eisler Furniture

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Leather, Fabric

Dining Table with Cane Top by Carlo Hauner, Brazilian Midcentury, 1950s
By Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler's pieces of furniture are highly designed and well-executed, with ingenious constructive details – very distinctive of any production of the time in Br...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Wood, Cane

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 and manufactured by Forma Moveis, Brazil 1950. This chair has a solid steel structur...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Metal

Expandable Dining Table in Caviuna by Carlo Hauner, Brazilian Midcentury, 1950s
By Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler are most known for well-shaped armchairs made in iron, but the production is away more complex, handcrafted, and extensive. The wood pieces produced by...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Wood

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Brazilian modern coffee table side table, Martin Eisler 1913-1977. This table has been carefully restored keeping the color original enhanced by hand pol...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Wood

Tacchini Costela Lounge Chair by Martin Eisler in Stock
By Martin Eisler, Tacchini
Located in New York, NY
walnut frame - upholstered in Lars 02 - Tacchini is delighted to reissue Costela by Martin Eisler, icon of Brazilian 1950s design. An elegant yet informal armchair. With its sensual...
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2010s Italian Martin Eisler Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Set of 8 Dining Chairs by Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler
Located in London, England
Set of 8 dining chairs by Martin Eisler.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Martin Eisler Furniture

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Cane, Hardwood

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, icon of Brazilian 1950s design. An elegant yet informal armchair. With its sensua...
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2010s Italian Martin Eisler Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner 'Concha' Lounge Chairs for Forma, Brazil, c 1960
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully reupholstered with soft nubby white bouclé, this pair of 'Concha' chairs by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, encapsulates the quality and innovation of t...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner 'Concha' Lounge Chairs for Forma, Brazil, c 1960
By Forma Brazil, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully reupholstered with soft furry taupe colored sheepskin, this pair of 'Concha' chairs by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Iron

Set of 10 Martin Eisler Dining Chairs
By Martin Eisler
Located in London, England
Extremely rare set of dining chairs by Martin Eisler. Provenance: private collection in Rio de Janeiro.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Martin Eisler Furniture

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Cane, Hardwood

Rare 4-Seater Sofa by Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler
Located in London, England
Designed by Martin Eisler for his company FORMA S/A, this is a rare 4-seater version of a very iconic sofa in Midcentury Brazilian. Feet are in Pau-Marfim...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Martin Eisler Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood

Set of 12 Iconic Chairs by Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler
Located in London, England
Rare set of 12 dining chairs designed by Martin Eisler for Forma Moveis. Four chairs are made in Pau-Marfim and eight in Perobinha do Campo. They've all b...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Martin Eisler Furniture

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Cane, Hardwood

Martin Eisler furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

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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