Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner

Carlo Hauner (1927-1997) and Martin Eisler (1913-1977) co-founded the renowned Brazilian furniture brand, Forma. Their furniture pieces are celebrated for their accessible designs featuring Brazilian woods and slender tubular frames, often complemented by textiles and ceramics. Forma quickly rose to prominence, establishing itself as a leading name in Brazilian furniture production.
Carlo Hauner
Carlo Hauner (1927 – 1997), originally trained as a painter, transitioned to design, ceramics, and textiles upon relocating to Brazil in 1948. His collaboration with Martin Eisler began in 1953, yielding innovative furniture designs. Although Hauner returned to Italy in 1958, Forma's enduring influence solidified its status as a major design force in South America.
Martin Eisler
Martin Eisler (1913 – 1977), an Austrian-born Jewish architect, fled to Argentina in 1938 to escape persecution in Europe. He gained recognition as an interior designer, founding his firm, Interieur Forma. Moving to Brazil in the early 1950s, Eisler met Carlo Hauner and together they launched Galeria Artesanal in São Paulo, which evolved into Forma. Eisler continued to lead the company following Hauner's departure in 1958.
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