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Brazilian Design Costela Lounge Chairs by Hauner & Eisler for Forma, 1950s

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The Costela (Rib) chairs and sofas by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler became an instant success after their introduction in the Brazilian market, and it wasn’t for long that production was partly moved to Europe to meet the growing demand there. The lounge chairs here for sale have been produced under license in Italy during the 1960s by Forma Moveis, Brescia IT. Each chair consists of 8 individual upward curving ribs, placed on a lightweight metal frame with brass details. The ribs support two loose cushions which have been reupholstered by a master-reupholsterer using new high-density foam, thus ensuring a good support. The Fabric selected is “Schwarzwald” by Dedar Milano: Note that both chairs have matching patterns, buttons included. Origination: Italy, 1950s. Purchased from 1st Owner in Switzerland. Condition: Excellent vintage. Structurally strong. Wood has been refinished, cushions replaced. This set is ready to use on a day-to-day basis. Some signs of age on the metal frame which we have purposely left untouched. Materials: Upholstery fabric, metal, veneered wood. Literature Reference: Aric Chen, Brazil Modern the rediscovery of twentieth-century Brazilian furniture. The Monacelli Press, New York 2016, page 205. Approximate Dimensions: Width: 70 cm Depth: 85 cm Height: 80 cm Seating Height: 42 cm We have the matching bench available as well, however not re-upholstered.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 27.56 in (70 cm)Depth: 33.47 in (85 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in (42 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Renens, CH
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5599238320302
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