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Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler 'shell' lounge chair, Brazil ca 1955

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Documentation Notes -
Origin Brazil
Period 1950-1979
Materials Iron, Upholstery
W. 29.13 in; H. 30.71 in; D. 30.51 in;
W. 74 cm; H. 78 cm; D. 77.5 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use; The thin iron frame has some dents. Upholstery has recently been redone. Original brass caps.
Creation Date 1950s - 1960s
Description The 'Shell' (or concha) lounge chair, ca 1955, is one of the most famous designs of Brazilian designers Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler. Due to the thinness of the frame, made of black painted iron, the seating has an almost floating appearance.

The upholstery of this item has recently been redone in a light linen blend fabric and is correctly staying close to the original slender shape. This in contrast to many copies of this chairs that often have a somewhat bloated appearance. The item has its original brass caps, which is also rare.

About the designers:
Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler are the duo behind 'Forma', the Brazilian Mid-Century Furniture company that started in the early-mid 50s. Under the Forma 'flag' the two designers designed seperately as well as together. Unfortunately due to two fires in the Forma factories many original documentation has been lost. With the rising interest in Brazilian design in recent years, slowly Hauner & Eisler are also getting the attention they deserve. We are sure many more interesting pieces will find the spotlight.

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Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Book References #1. Móvel moderno Brasileiro, Marcelo Vasconcellos, Aeroplano, P. 201, #2. Desenho da Utopia, Brazilian Modern Furnitures, Éditions Olhares, São Paulo 2016, p 20, #3. Brazil Modern, the rediscovery of 20th century Brazilian furniture - Aric Chen, 2016
Incollect Reference Number 261898
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