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Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler "Shell" Lounge Chair, Brazil, circa 1955

US$8,500

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“Shell” lounge chair designed by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, circa 1955. The frame is made of black painted iron. The upholstery is in a light linen blend fabric. Due the diagonal lines and the thinness of the frame, the shell has an almost floating appearance. Especially outside of Brazil, these chairs are quite rare. Condition: In very good vintage condition. Original brass caps. Reupholstered. Dimensions: 29.14 in W x 30.52 in D x 30.71 in H, seat height 14.96 in 74 cm W x 77.5 cm D x 78 cm H, seat height 38 cm Literature: Móvel moderno Brasileiro, Marcelo Vasconcellos, Aeroplano, P. 201 Desenho da Utopia, Brazilian Modern Furnitures, Éditions Olhares, São Paulo 2016, p 20. Brazil Modern, The Rediscovery of 20th Century Brazilian Furniture, Aric Chen, 2016 About the designer: Born in 1913 in Vienna, Austria, Martin Eisler received his architecture degree in 1936. In the early 1950s he decided to move to Brazil. Born in Brescia in 1927, Carlo Hauner studied technical drawing and drawing at the Brera Academy in Milan, Italy. In 1948 he successfully participated in the Venice Biennale after which he moved to Brazil. In 1953 Hauner met Martin Eisler and the rest is history. The two connected and opened Galeria Artesanal on a busy street in São Paulo. Móvies Artesanal later changed into Forma and together with Oca, it became one of the biggest names in Brazilian furniture production. Hauner and Eisler’s designs are characterized by the use of Brazilian woods, thin tubular frames and range from furniture, to ceramics and textiles. Shipping: This lounge chair by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler will be packed with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the work in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Width: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Depth: 30.52 in. (77.5 cm)Seat Height: 14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1690-1699
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Original brass caps. Upholstery has recently been redone. The thin iron frame has some dents.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 201700181stDibs: LU2947324417032

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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