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.
Carlos Hauner and Martin Eisler met in 1953 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. Forma prospered during the 1960s and 1970s. Although Hauner and Eisler designed and produced many pieces, the depth and quality of their work that is reaching the waterfront is still only the tip of the iceberg. We are sure many more interesting pieces will find the spotlight during the coming years.