Price for the set: €48,000 plus any applicable taxes
Carlo Hauner (1927-1996) Italian painter, ceramist and furniture designer, was born in Brescia. He participated in several exhibitions, among them the Biennale di Venezia. In the late 1940s he moved to Brazil with his brother Ernest and shortly founded Móveis Artesanal in Sao Paulo, which they bought from Lina Bo Bardi & Giancarlo Palanti. In 1955 he became partners with Martin Eisler who had just settled in Sao Paulo and both founded Forma, designing and manufacturing wonderful pieces of furniture. In the 1960s he definitely settled back with his family in Italy and opened a branch of Forma. During his last years, Hauner went back to his roots as a painter and ceramist and eventually bought a wine company.
Martin Eisler (1913-1977) founded together with Carlo Hauner the iconic Brazilian furniture company Forma. Eisler was born in Vienna, Austria where he graduated in architecture. In 1938 he moved to Buenos Aires. After meeting Carlo Hauner in Brazil, he started traveling there more frequently to collaborate with Hauner in different projects and he definitely settled around 1954. In 1955 they both founded Forma in Sao Paulo to sell their own designs, as well as pieces licensed by Knoll International.
The exceptional works of Hauner & Eisler are highly sought-after examples of the vibrant Tropical Modernism movement in Brazil during the 1950s and 60s.
Private German collection from Munich (pictures available before restoration)
Excellent vintage condition, natural cane was restored in some chairs & table
“Móvel Moderno Brasileiro” p. 239 and “Brazil Modern” by Aric Chen p. 211
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Ana fell for vintage design in 2002 while decorating her family's new midcentury house in the bay area of Santander, northern Spain.
A cowshed close-by was converted by Ana into Del Veinte Galería, a 300m2 space filled with French, Italian & Scandinavian design.
After a short time Ana decided to move forward and being inspired by the remarkable craftsmanship of vintage tropical furniture, she became one of the first dealers to introduce original Brazilian 20th century design in Europe. Ever since, Ana has been dealing with galleries, architects and interior decorators across Europe, Mexico the US and Russia, sourcing extraordinary pieces by the most relevant names in 20th century design, mostly Brazilian, though not only. French and Nordic vintage pieces are also part of the collection.