Reversível, designed by Martin Eisler
Fruit of the creative genius of the architect and designer Martin Eisler, Reversível is an historic piece of Carioca design, and Tacchini fell in love with its incredibly innovative style. With the simplicity of its lines and movement, this armchair transforms with casual elegance.
The dynamic, flexible reissue of Reversível offers dual comfort with two possible seat positions, to sit in the chair with the back upright, or really relax in a semi-reclining position, parallel with the backrest. The simple, natural movement makes it seem an obvious solution, but it actually represents as ground-breaking an intuition now as then. This original, informal seat with its distinctive lines is completed with a metal structure and fabric coverings.
Reversível bears witness to the soft, sensuality of Brazilian 1950s design, a combination of tradition and creativity, folk craft and visionary innovation.
Designed by Martin Eisler
Born in Vienna in 1913, the son of the famous art historian Max Eisler, one of the founding members of the Austrian Werkbund, Martin Eisler studied in Vienna under the noted architects Oskar Strnad and Clemens Holzmeister. Eisler’s experience in Brazil aroused his interest in exotic woods and varnishing and lacquering techniques on wood, glass and bronze. Also greatly appreciated as an architect for his projects characterised by their all-encompassing creativity, which customised every detail, from buildings to furniture, Eisler also worked as a set designer and opera director. His most famous design pieces include the Reversível and Costela chairs, which were awarded the prestigious Milanese Compasso d’Oro. The famous auction house, Christie’s registered the first purchase in 1999. Martin Eisler’s furniture has always been highly esteemed throughout the world.