The Workshop of Carl Auböck

In honor of Vienna Design Week, which runs September 27–October 6th, we’re highlighting Werkstätte Carl Auböck, a fourth-generation Viennese Workshop founded in the 19th century, and specializing in highly collectible objects noted for their beautiful materials, functionality, and whimsical play with scale. In 1900, Karl Heinrich Auböck founded the workshop to produce his bronze figurines, but his son Carl Auböck II used his studies from the Bauhaus to merge modernism with his father’s craft and begin a tradition of eccentric keepsakes like none other.

At right, see the miniature style of Brass Foot, the simple beauty of Brass Egg, and the (transformative) function of Bookends. And be sure to read more on Carl Auböck from our friends at Maharam Stories or in Carl Auböck: The Workshop from powerHouse Books.

Images courtesy of Clemens Kois