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Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

Austrian

In Vienna’s Neubau district, a beautiful Biedermeier townhouse has been home to the Werkstätte Carl Auböck for more than 100 years. Inside the workshop, where production continues to this day, countless objects line the shelves, walls, tabletops and desktops.

The Viennese artist and designer Carl Auböck II was 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 desk accessories and tabletop pieces such as corkscrews, paperweights, letter openers, bookends 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 Surrealist, 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, Karl Heinrich Auböck, a popular maker of traditional bronze figurines and collectibles. In 1919, Carl II went to Germany to study at the Bauhaus, where he was a pupil of the progressive artist and theorist Johannes Itten. 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 Carl II’s work from the time he left in 1921.

In 1922 or ’23, Carl Auböck II returned to Vienna to help care for his ailing father, and he took over the business. He created the Werkstätte Carl Auböck and a legacy that earned his objects cult status among collectors. The business was passed on to his descendants, who run the atelier that is still in operation today. Today, objects designed by Carl II make up 90 percent of Werkstätte Carl Auböck’s production, joined by the creations of architect and designer Carl IV, his grandson.

Vintage Auböck designs have a special character, a patina that only emphasizes how much the pieces have been loved and used. Carl Aubock II’s 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?

Find a collection of vintage Werkstätte Carl Auböck mirrors, seating, tables, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Carl Auböck #3469 Brass Candleholder
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of Carl Auböck Patinated Brass Candle Holders
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Utrecht, NL
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1940s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Rare Carl Auböck #3470 Brass Candleholder
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare Carl Auböck #3600 brass candleholder. Designed in the 1940s, this incredibly clean and refined Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass by Werkst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck Candlestick, Austria, 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck candlestick, Austria 1960s.
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck #7234 Brass Candleholder
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck #4162-2 Candlestick "Cobra", Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4162-2 candlestick "Cobra", Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck #4103 Candleholder, Austria, 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4103 candleholder, Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck Pair of #3470 Candlesticks, Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck pair of #3470 candlesticks, Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck #3980-1 Candleholder, Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #3980-1 candleholder, Austria 2022
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2010s Austrian Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck #7234 Candlestick, Austria, 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #7234 candlestick, Austria, 2022.
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2010s Austrian Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck #3980-2 Candleholder, Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #3980-2 Candleholder, Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

Rare Carl Auböck #3470 Polished Brass Candleholder
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare Carl Auböck #3600 polished brass candleholder. Designed in the 1940s, this incredibly clean and refined Viennese candleholder is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Au...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Brass

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

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Pair of #3469 Candlesticks, Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck Pair of #3469 Candlesticks, Austria 2022. The price is for one pair.  
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2010s Austrian Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

Materials

Brass

Carl Aubock Modernist Walnut Leather Candlestick Candle Holder, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A rare midcentury candleholder from the 1950s by Carl Auböck. It is completely handmade and has a cylindrical top, made of walnut with a brass interior on leather covered stem and a ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Werkstätte Carl Auböck Candlesticks

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Metal, Brass, Iron

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Located in Vienna, AT
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Located in Glendale, CA
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Located in Vienna, AT
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Werkstätte Carl Auböck candlesticks for sale on 1stDibs

Werkstätte Carl Auböck candlesticks are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Werkstätte Carl Auböck candlesticks there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 2 vintage editions of these items, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original candlesticks by Werkstätte Carl Auböck were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider candlesticks by Walter Bosse, Carl Auböck and Hertha Baller. Prices for Werkstätte Carl Auböck candlesticks can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $636 and tops out at $3,600, while pieces like these can sell for $636 on average.

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