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Carl Auböck

Rare coffee table with bent-leg construction, Austria

Walnut, brass, rubber
16 × 61 × 24 in
40.6 × 154.9 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
About the work
Provenance
RW
Rago/Wright

mid-20th C.

mid-20th C.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Unmarked
Carl Auböck
Austrian, 1900–1957
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Among the most celebrated figures of Austrian modernism and the second in a lineage of Austrian designers now in its fourth generation, Carl Auböck was born the same year his father established the renowned metal workshop he would eventually direct and re-invigorate. As a teenager, he apprenticed in his father’s workshop, learning to manufacture the bronze animal figurines popular in Austria in the early 20th century. He went on to study painting and spent time at the Bauhaus before returning home and taking over the family workshop in 1926. Moving from bronze to brass and figurines to functional art objects—including paperweights, candleholders, and book and magazine racks—he approached all of his work with a sense of economy and purpose. There are no superfluous elements in Auböck’s exquisitely crafted objects, which are simultaneously restrained and imbued with humor.

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About the work
Provenance
RW
Rago/Wright

mid-20th C.

mid-20th C.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Unmarked
Carl Auböck
Austrian, 1900–1957
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Among the most celebrated figures of Austrian modernism and the second in a lineage of Austrian designers now in its fourth generation, Carl Auböck was born the same year his father established the renowned metal workshop he would eventually direct and re-invigorate. As a teenager, he apprenticed in his father’s workshop, learning to manufacture the bronze animal figurines popular in Austria in the early 20th century. He went on to study painting and spent time at the Bauhaus before returning home and taking over the family workshop in 1926. Moving from bronze to brass and figurines to functional art objects—including paperweights, candleholders, and book and magazine racks—he approached all of his work with a sense of economy and purpose. There are no superfluous elements in Auböck’s exquisitely crafted objects, which are simultaneously restrained and imbued with humor.

Carl Auböck

Rare coffee table with bent-leg construction, Austria

Walnut, brass, rubber
16 × 61 × 24 in
40.6 × 154.9 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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