The designer Martin Eisler (b.1913, Austria) studied in Vienna under the noted architects Oskar Strnad and Clemens Holzmeister. In 1938 he moved to Buenos Aires, where he immediately set about holding his first exhibition of designs and furniture at the Mueller Gallery, which became the National Office of Fine Arts in 1940, in the Palais de Glace. In 1945 he founded the business Interieur with Arnold Hackel, which sold furniture and objects designed by the duo, launching his career as a designer. His work also took him to Brazil, where in 1955 he went into partnership with Carlo Hauner from the company Moveis Artesanais, and became Art Director of the company Forma in São Paulo. 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. The famous auction house, Christie’s registered the first purchase in 1999.