A Brilliant Carl Aubock (Auböck) Tree Trunk Coffee Table, Side Board ca. 1950.

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Seller: book-land (1,017) 100%, Location: Wien, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391943053707 book- land Internationales Antiquariat Wien A Brilliant Carl Aubock Tree Trunk Coffee Table, Side Board ca. 1950. A brilliant and rare Carl Auböck tree trunk table produced around 1950. This table in perfect condition was made for the export, manly in the USA with removable legs for easier shipping. This table maybe was a special commissional work with two different kinds of legs. One in original typical brass Auböck-legs, and a second pair of also original brushed conical steel legs. Both versions were given to this wonderful table. The surface of the desk is also in original condition, only oiled and not varnished, with a beautiful patina. Only the black surface of the underside was gently revised, otherwise no renovations were made on this excellent piece of the famouse factory 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. Walnut plate and brass and steel legs. Size: 101 x 59 x 38 cm (39.76 x 23.22 x 14.96 in) ________________________________ Auböck Belongs to schools and Artists like Karl Auboeck, Goldscheider, Hagenauer, Haerdtl Haerdtel, Oswald, Roland Rainer, Werkstätte, Arnulf Rainer, Franz West, Maria Lassnig, Günter Brus, Aktionismus, Schwarzkogler, Wiener. Josef Hoffmann. Julius August KALMAR Arne Vodder, Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Charles Ray Eames, Saarinen, Eero, Le Corbusier. Baumtisch Tree trunk Table Baumtisch

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