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Carl Auböck Model #3642 Brass and Leather Table

$3,285per item

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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 upholstered leather. Inspired by the folding map tables carried by French officers under Napolean, the table folds for easy versatility. Price is per item. Also available in solid oak. One in stock ready to ship. Available in unlimited quantities. Please note that in-stock availability subject to change. Allow additional 2-3 weeks for items not in stock. Can take up to 8 weeks. Produced by Carl Auböck IV in the original Auböck Werkstätte in the 7th district of Vienna using the same exacting standers, high-quality materials, original molds and techniques of his legendary grandfather. Auböck's design career was long and varied, reaching its pinnacle of prestige at the Triennale di Milano in 1954, where he received four gold medals in recognition of his iconic work. Please note only one representative example shown in images. Finish varies from item to item due to the handmade nature of their fabrication.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 15.25 in. (38.74 cm)Depth: 15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PolishedBrass,Hand-WovenLeather
  • Place of Origin
    Austria
  • Period
    21st Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Glendale, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1447211621703

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Glendale, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About Carl Auböck (Designer)

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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