Carl Auböck, Produktdesigner
(1924 - 1993)
After his study of architecture in Austria and the USA, Carl Auböck returns to Vienna again. In his works and designs for the workshop, the idea of Industrial Design gains more and more importance, allthough this term has nearly no relevance in Vienna at that time.
Friendships with Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra and many others, give the background for his international design career in the sixties and seventies. International distinctions for design objects follow: several compasso d'oros of the ,Triennale di Milano', international state honours a.s.f.
With his professorship at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna since 1977 and his international engagement for architecture, design, industrial design and science, he continuously designs new objects for the Carl Auböck collection.
Together with his wife Justine Auböck, who takes over the management of the workshop after the death of Carl Auböck 1957, he develops the production of the Carl Auböck workshop to an international range. In this years Auböck Design can be bought at Tiffany, Saks 5th avenue and Bloomingdales in New York as well as at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Christofle in Paris, The Ginza in Tokyo or at Harrods in London. The Auböck workshop also creates and produces design collections for brands like Hermès and Pierre Cardin or nella longari in Milan. In the early seventies he starts the collaboration with the new generation.