Hauner & Eisler were the primary designers for the iconic Brazilian furniture company Forma – their work counts as one of the best examples of the mastery of Designers in Brazil in the 1950s and 60s.
Born in Brescia, Italy, Hauner studied design in Milan and immigrated to Brazil in the late 40s.
Martin Eisler was born in Vienna, Austria, where he studied architecture. In 1938 he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he began exhibiting his furniture designs.
After meeting Hauner in Brazil, he started traveling there frequently to collaborate on designs and, with E. J. Wolf, who became the company’s director, they founded Forma to sell their own designs as well as pieces licensed from Knoll International.