Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Pair of sculptural new sandcast brass bookends from the legendary Vienna workshop. Originally designed by Carl Auböck II in 1948 the bookends are today made by his grandson and great-grandson -Carl Auböck IV and V, respectively. The Carl's operate from the very same workshop in central Vienna and the bookends are cast from the same positive mould from which they have always been cast. Each bookend has been meticulously hand finished which results in the objects being brilliantly tactile. The flat faces have been polished whilst the rest has been black patinated. The bookends form is reminiscent of shapes found in nature and living organisms. The biomorphism in this design and other Auböck pieces reveals them as Modernist designs of the mid-twentieth century. This bookend is also stamped with the Auböck workshop signature.