The fourth-generation Viennese workshop of Carl Auböck combines traditional craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic. The enduring nature of Auböck designs like this u-shaped key ring can be attributed to “simplicity and high quality—no fashionable tricks,” says Carl Auböck IV, who now oversees the workshop with his sister, Maria. “Such artifacts develop a soul over time, a certain patina.” Also available in polished brass.
The fourth-generation Viennese workshop of Carl Auböck brings new uses and timeless whimsy to familiar forms. Designed in the 1960s and realized in nickel polished to a fine gleam, this large paperclip gently saves your place in even the most outsized volume. When not burrowed in a book or acting as a bold alternative to the staple, it makes a striking desk accent: tuck a stack of business cards under the inside clip. Also available in polished brass.