carl auböck at mondo cane

mondo cane, is showing the work of viennese designer carl auböck (1900-57), the second of five generations of auböck's, associated with werkstätte carl auböck. working with wood, brass, horn and leather, he produced objects, furniture and fixtures that carry a delicate weight and fineness of line, that make them seem like they might launch themselves from the surface they sit on.

his table top work-- sculpture, bookends (featured here a few months back) corkscrews, paperweights, ashtrays and baskets--have a cult following. i'm no exception. the whimsy in his benches and stands are equally incredible.  you must go see! if you're in new york, check out the exhibition, and please, report back! you can buy a fair selection of his work at design and art, small objects at ok and at the shop at cooper hewitt.

story via t magazine

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