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Carl Auböck Furniture

Carl Auböck (Austria, 1900–57)

The Viennese artist and designer Carl Auböck is one of the quirkiest and most delightful and collectible of modern designers. A rather odd duck in the world of decorative arts, he was a peculiar talent whose specialties included smaller accessory furnishings and tabletop pieces such as corkscrews, paperweights, letter openers, book ends and bottle stoppers. He rendered these pieces in a combination of metal — most often brass — and such elemental materials as leather, knobby wood and animal horn, creating forms that could be almost surreal, from hands and feet to keys, birds and amoebae.

     As a boy, Auböck was precocious and artistic. He studied drawing and at the same time trained in the workshop of his father, a popular maker of traditional bronze figurines and collectibles. In 1919, he went to Germany to study at the Bauhaus, where he was a pupil of the progressive artist and theorist Johannes Ittens. While the Bauhaus is most associated with the rigidly ordered, functionalist architecture of its directors Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the school was in reality a liberal, spirited place — a crucible for imaginative, playful and avant-garde art and design. It was this spirit that imbued Auböck’s work from the time he left in 1921 to return to work with his father in Vienna, and that was passed on to his descendants, who run the atelier that is still in operation today.

     Vintage Auböck designs have a special character, a patina that only emphasizes how much the pieces have been loved and used. His small furniture items — leather- or caned-sling magazine racks; free-edge wooden side tables with tubular bronze legs; wicker serving trolleys with turned beechwood wheels — are elegant and purposeful. His bijoux desktop objects, library tools, ashtrays and barware pieces evince a kind of mirthful practicality. They seem to ask: “If you need a corkscrew, or a paperweight, or a candlestick, why not make it fun as well as functional?” And indeed, why not?

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Carl Auböck Vice Versa Floor Lamp
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Wiener Werkstätte
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck vice versa floor lamp. These iconic and Minimalist Viennese floor lamps are executed in brass, wicker and cast iron designed by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria, circa 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Iron, Brass

Carl Auböck III Floor Lamp Austria, 1950s-1960s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Carl Auböck son’s did understand the transformation of the design industry through: Charles & Eames, George Nelson... He brought his father company (Werkstätte in Vienna )to the int...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Ten Midcentury Carl Auböck Patinated Brass Wall Coat Hooks, 1950s, Austria
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Ten beautiful Austrian Mid-Century Modern solid brass hooks by Carl Auböck II from 1950s. They are made of polished and patinated solid brass and come with the original brass screws....
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass, Brass

Vintage Pair of Carl Auböck Bronze and Leather Bookends
By Carl Auböck
Located in Hudson, NY
Nice vintage pair of solid bronze biomorphic bookends with hand-stitched leather sleeves. Stamped "Aubock Bronze" to each example.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Bronze

Six Midcentury Carl Auböck Polished Brass Wall Coat Hooks, 1950s, Austria
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Six beautiful Austrian Mid-Century Modern solid brass hooks by Carl Auböck II. They are made of polished solid brass and come with the original brass screws. The same hooks were ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass, Brass

Eight Midcentury Carl Auböck Patinated Brass Wall Coat Hooks, 1950s, Austria
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
8 beautiful Austrian Mid-Century Modern solid brass hooks by Carl Auböck II from 1950s. They are made of polished and patinated solid brass and come with the original brass screws. ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass, Brass

Three Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Rattan Coffee & Side Table, 1950s, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful and authentic rattan coffee and side tables, manufactured by Carl Auböck Werkstätte in the 1950s, Vienna. The frames are made of black lacquered steel with woven rattan top...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Metal

Carl Auböck Brass Paperweight, Vintage 1950s Austria
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck brass paperweight, vintage 1950s Austria.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Wine Caddy, Model #5018, Austria, 1940s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck watering can, Model #4118, vintage, 1960s, Austria.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Rare and Extraordinary Carl Auböck Bookends, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck bookends model 5672, pair, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Iron

Carl Auböck #4828 Cane and Steel Knife, Letter Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck #4828 cane and steel knife, letter opener, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Pair 'Set of 2' Cloth Hangers, Vintage, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck pair (Set of 2) cloth hangers, vintage patinated brass, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Large Walnut Tree Trunk Table, Model #1, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck large walnut tree trunk table - model #1, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Ashtray Silent Butler #3709, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck ashtray silent butler #3709, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Fish Cork Screw, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck fish cork screw, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Carved Walnut Fruit Bowl and Knife Set #4640, Austria, 1950
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck II vintage 1950s carved walnut fruit bowl and knife set, Model #4640. Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Magazine Stand Collection, Group of Four, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck magazine stand collection, group of four, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Large Leather Magazine Rack, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck large leather magazine rack, Austria, 1950s.  
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Brass Nut Cracker, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck brass nut cracker, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Pic-Nick Board with Knife and Fork, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck pic-nick board with knife and fork, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Watering Can, Model #4118, Vintage, 1960s, Austria
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck watering can, Model #4118, vintage, 1960s, Austria.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Bar Cart Serving Trolley Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck fantastic trolley An iron frame and woven rattan server or trolley with wood wheels. A rare and early example of designer Carl Auböck. Beautifully proportioned trol...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Iron

Carl Auböck Vase, Leather Glass, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck vase, leather glass, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Leather, Glass

Carl Auböck Coffee Set, Model #4295, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck coffee set #4295, Austria, 1950s. Brass and wicker four-piece coffee service by Carl Aubock. Large coffee pot, smaller milk jug, sugar bowl and tray, all from the small V...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Large Walnut Tree Trunk Table, Model #2, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck large walnut tree trunk table - Model #2, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Set of Five Bottle Opener Neptune by Carl Auböck, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
A very rare set of five Neptune bottle opener by Carl Auböck, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Stainless Steel, Brass

Book Rest by Carl Auböck, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
A beautiful modernist brass book stand, book rest designed and executed by Carl Auböck, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck #3469 Brass Candleholder, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck #3469 brass leather wrapped candleholder, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Pair of Candlesticks #3600, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck pair of candlesticks #3600, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Cylindrical Brass Pot Cigarette Box and Ashtray, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck cylindrical brass pot cigarette box and ashtray, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Drinks Carrier, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck drinks carrier, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Egg Cup, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck egg cup, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Flask Collection, Group of Five, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck Flask Collection - Group of Five - Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Key Corkscrew Collection, Group of Three S/ML/XL, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck Key Corkscrew Collection - Group of Three S/ML/XL - Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Shoe Horn, Austria, 1960s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck shoe horn, Austria, 1960s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Chrome

Carl Auböck Wall Mounted Coat Rack, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck wall mounted coat rack, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Ashtray and Snuffer by Carl Auböck, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Ashtray with a snuffer, no. 3515. Designed 1947 by Carl Auböck.        
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Iron

Carl Auböck Nutcracker, Model #4551, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck nutcracker, Model #4551, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Large Walnut Tree Trunk Table, Model #3, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck large walnut tree trunk table, model #3, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Wall-Mounted Coat Rack, Austria, 1960s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, DE
Carl Auböck wall-mounted coat rack, Austria, 1960s. Comes with 8 patinated Carl Auböck brass hocks.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Carl Auböck Vice Versa Floor Lamps
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Carl Auböck vice versa floor lamps. Executed in brass, wicker and cast iron designed by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria, circa 1950. Produced by Carl Auböck IV in the origina...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Iron, Brass

Werkstätte Carl Auböck 'Box' Floor Lamp
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Werkstätte Carl Auböck 'Box' floor lamp. Designed in 1950, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese lamp is executed in blackened steel and sculptural hard paper shade by Werkstätte Ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Steel

Carl Auböck 'Tree Trunk' Coffee Table in Walnut, Austria, circa 1955
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Utrecht, NL
Carl Auböck 'Tree trunk' table, Austria circa 1955 Made by Werkstätte Carl Aubock, Vienna. A walnut tree trunk coffee table by Austrian designer Carl Auböck II (often simply refe...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3651 Brass Bookends
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3651 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated and polished brass. Price is per ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Walnut Board and Cheese Knife
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck walnut board and cheese knife. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural set includes one model #4363 serving or cutting board executed in beautifully...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Steel

Carl Auböck Model #7235 Brass Vase
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #7235 brass vase. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural Viennese vase is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Werkstätte Carl Auböck 'Nun' Table Lamp
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Werkstätte Carl Auböck 'Nun' table lamp. Designed in 1950, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese lamp is executed in brass with a cast iron base and sculptural hard paper shade by W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Carl Auböck Model #7231 Brass Vase
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #7231 brass vase. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural Viennese vase is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck #3469 Brass Candleholder
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck brass '#3469' candleholder. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl Aubö...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3642 Brass and Leather Table
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3642 brass and leather table designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural table is executed in beautifully grained oak, polished brass and hand u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4363 Walnut Board
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #4363 walnut board. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural serving or cutting board is executed in beautifully grained walnut and leather. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Leather, Cane, Walnut

Carl Auböck Model #3530 'Flatiron' Brass and Cane Bookends
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3530 'Flatiron' brass and cane bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in polished brass and handwove...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3600 'Crown' Brass Bowl
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3600 'Crown' brass bowl. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural Viennese bowl is executed in polished brass. Originally conceived as an asht...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3844 Brass Bowl
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3844 brass bowl. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural Viennese bowl is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass. Originally conceiv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4276 'Single Flower' Brass Vase
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #4276 'Single Flower' brass vase. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural Viennese vase is executed in darkly patinated brass by Werkstätte Ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck X-Lamp Floor Lamp
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck X-lamp floor lamp. Designed in 1950, these versatile and Minimalist Viennese lamps are executed in bamboo and brass with a heavy X-shaped brass base that can be balanced ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Vice Versa Table Lamp
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck vice versa table lamp. Designed in 1950, these versatile and Minimalist Viennese lamps are executed in brass with reversible paper shade by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3794 'Aorta' Brass Vase
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3794 'Aorta' brass vase. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural Viennese vase is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass by Werkstät...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Furniture

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Brass

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