Design History : Carl Auböck

The file, named after Carl Auböck, on my desktop was virtually thickening next to others. Some files will never become a post, but for this one the time is right.

Carl Auböck (1900-1957), Austrian designer, sculptor & painter, former Bauhaus student and modernist. He inherited his fathers workshop in Vienna and produced an endless range of gorgeous objects and utensils there.

My knowledge of design icons is still growing, but with this one I have the feeling he has a huge influence on many designers these days. A lot of them return to simple forms, rough and often natural materials like leather, wood, metals as copper and brass, glass, ceramics where some craftsmanship is needed. And this in straight forward, well-thought designs.
And this recent collaboration between Carl Auböck Werkstätt and favorite Michael Anastassiades.
Peppermills in collaboration with Michael Anastassiades

image via Maharam

The more I see of it, the more I adore Carl Auböck's work and I really want to own this optimist/pessimist statue!

Nice spreads on his life and workshop : here & here & here
His designs are still produced and for sale in different (web)shops.
(All images were obtained via the links mentioned in the post.)

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