Tree Trunk Table
A large tree trunk table designed and made by the Auböck werkstätte, circa 1950. Carl Auböck II, responsible for the design of this series, graduated from the Bauhaus under Johannes Itten (a Swiss expressionist painter, designer and theorist) and was an abstract painter before taking over the family workshop in the 40s. This pieces can be seen as a translation of Auböck II's ideas about art into a three-dimensional object, which resultantly straddles the boundary between art and design.
The colour and movement in the grain of the 'haunch' of walnut is mesmerising. Each of the three brass legs have an even and consistent patina and are capped with white rubber feet. One leg stamped with Auböck signature and Made in Austria.
Length: 103 cm
Width: 44 cm
Materials: Mahogany, brass, rubber
Date of Design: 1950s
Date Of Manufacture: 1950s
Place of Origin: Austria
Workshop: Werkstätte Carl Auböck