Martin Eisler and Susi Aczel Round Coffee Table in Ebonized Wood with Glass Top $20,000>
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This round coffee table in ebonized wood with a glass top was designed by Martin Eisler and Susi Aczel for Forma, Brazil in the 1950s. Martin Eisler was born in Vienna, Austria, and from an early age was exposed to art and design criticism through his father, the Austrian art historian Max Eisler, who was a founding member of the Austrian Werkbund, the progressive modernist association of artists, architects, designers, and engineers. Due to Eisler’s Jewish heritage and the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938, Eisler immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he began exhibiting his furniture designs. There he also worked as an architect, set designer, and interior designer. Eisler became acquainted with Hauner after going to São Paulo to design an apartment and had the furniture pieces he created produced at Artesanal. Hauner appreciated his work and Eisler eventually reestablished himself in the Brazilian city and became a partner in the business in 1953.


DESIGNER/

Martin Eisler and Susi Aczel

DATE/

1950s

MATERIALS/

Ebonized wood, glass

DIMENSIONS/

45.7 cm H x 68.6 cm D

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

Brazil

SHIPS FROM/

Brooklyn

$20,000