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Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler “Reversivel” Chair, Brazil 1950s


Carlo, Martin Hauner, Eisler

Detail Description

This “Reversivel” (Reversible) chair is without a doubt a Brazilian design icon. It is considered to be one of the most emblematic armchairs of Brazilian Modern Design. Martin Eisler designed this sculptural armchair in 1955.

The uniqueness of this armchair lies in several qualities, including the form itself, which is architectural and geometric. The use of the tubular metal is characteristic of the two designers, which is perhaps most evident in this model. At the same time, - despite structure and material - Eisler also paid careful attention to the user experience. The vanguard value of the design is clearly visible in the big moving seat rest in an iron frame structure that combines visual lightness and stability, complemented by the little brass feet that are minimally touching the ground.

This chair can be adjusted by lifting the curved seat and placing it in the desired position and angle on its conforming base. The “Reversivel” bears witness to the soft, sensuality of Brazilian mid-century design, a combination of tradition and creativity, folk craft and visionary innovation. The reupholstered body in a premium bouclé fabric further heightens the unique, masterful design of the frame. The one of a kind upholstery’s fabric is by the world famous French atelier, Toyine Sellers.

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium bouclé fabric by the world famous Toyine Sellers. We suspect the feet have been replaced in the past.

111 cm W x 77 cm D x 67 cm H; Seat Height 37 cm

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Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler “Reversivel” Chair, Brazil 1950s


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