Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner
Martin Eisler (Vienna, 1913 – Brasile, 1977) & Carlo Hauner (Brescia, 1927 – Isola di Salina, 1997)
European by birth and Brazilian by adoption, Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner began their artistic partnership with the opening of Galeria Artesanal in São Paulo in 1953, before founding Forma company. The Brazilian experience represented an opportunity to deepen the knowledge of tropical woods and the processing methods of different materials, including iron and rattan. Their refined furnishings were all characterized by a sensual aesthetic combined with a material naturalness.