Carl Auböck - Hand Paperweight, Brass

Carl Auböck - Hand Paperweight, Brass, Carl Auböck - Northernism

Carl Auböck - Hand Paperweight, Brass


by Carl Auböck

Hand paper Weight by Viennese artist and designer Carl Auböck (1900-1957). He was one of the most extraordinary personalities of Austrian modernism. Being influenced by both his education and his father's work, he united functional modernism with Austrian craft, creating the visual style of the Werkstätte Carl Auböck.

This polished paperweight in the stylised form of a splayed hand was made from his original cast and carries the Werkstätte Carl Auböck stamp on its side. The solid brass object was a favourite of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, who kept one on his desk along with several other Auböck-designed objects.

The traditional Carl Auböck Werkstätte (workshop) is still placed in the 7th district of Vienna in Bernardgasse 23.

Measurements: length 9 cm. 

Please note: Auböck pieces are made by hand, each one will differ slightly. Imperfections such as small scratches and/or minor nicks on the surface of this item are evidence of the handmade production process and should not be considered defects.