Austria, 1913 – 1977
Italy, 1927 – 1997
Stunning set of 6 dining chairs designed by Carlo Hauner and manufactured by Forma Mimpiano Brescia, Italy 1960. The chairs have a solid mahogany (acajou) structure which has a very nice dark brown color. The seats are reupholstered with a light grey/beige fabric which looks like a linen but is more firm. These chairs have a gentle curved back which is quite exciting from the aesthetics. It also provides more comfort. The seats are also slighly curved at the front for additional comfort. The tapered legs give the chairs a more dynamic look. The chairs are in fantastic condition and are priced and sold in a set of 6.
Born in Brescia, Italy, Hauner studied art and design in Milan and immigrated to Brazil after World War II. He began his career as a painter, but decided to start a furniture production company, purchasing a manufactory owned by Lina Bo Bardi and P. M. Bardi, and naming the new business Móveis Artesanal. Carlo Hauner was also a partner in another company, H. Cerâmica, and along with his brother Ernesto, inaugurated a showroom with the intention to sell decorative accessories in ceramics and glass. They called this store Forma. In the late 1950s Carlo Hauner decided to return to Italy and opened a branch of Forma in Brescia, which was ultimately unsuccessful. Even though he did have a prosperous career as a freelance designer, Hauner ultimately decided to go back to his roots as a painter, and additionally developed a career producing wine. In Brazil, Forma was led by Martin Eisler as the artistic director and Ernesto Wolf as the managing director. Their work spans four countries and several decades. And, their abundance is left to discover, though their exceptional, unique works that are already highly sought as examples of the vibrant modern movement in South America.
Like all of our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your admiration. Ask our experienced upholstery department for an affordable quote for the item you want customized. We only use the best quality fabrics, foam and materials for all of our items. With the reupholstery we will keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.
|Condition:||Very good, newly upholstered|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 450|
|Outside Europe:||€ 750 - 950|