MARTIN EISLER (1913–1977) & CARLO HAUNER (1927-1997)
Sofa model “Costela”
Manufactured by Forma Brasil
Jacaranda wood, black painted enameled steel
190 cm x 74 cm x 75h cm
74,81 in x 29,14 in x 29,53h in
Aric Chen, Brazil Modern the rediscovery of twentieth-century brazilian furniture. The Monacelli Press, New York 2016, reproduite page 205.
Beside Carlos Hauner, Martin Eisler (1913-1977) was the founder for the iconic Brazilian furniture company Forma. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and studied architecture in his country. In 1938 he moved to Buenos Aires. After meeting Carlos Hauner in Brazil, he started traveling there frequently to collaborate on designs and, they founded Forma to sell their own designs as well as pieces licensed from Knoll International. Eisler also opened Forma in Buenos Aires, along with partners Arnold Hakel and Susi Aczel, as an architectural, industrial and interior design firm also known as Interieur Forma.