Carl Auböck Leather and Nickel Chess Set


Carl Auböck II approached the classic forms of traditional chess in his singular Modernist style. He designed this set in the 1950s, rendering each piece by hand in cast iron and nickel, while the board has been crafted from natural leather. Today, the set is made by Carl’s descendants from the vintage Auböck moulds in the original Vienna workshop.

Product number: 2206807078

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Meet the Maker:

Carl Auböck

After years at the forefront of the Bauhaus and Wiener Werkstätte traditions, Carl IV still works in the same atelier with the original brass moulds. He has modernised the hand-worked desk sets with input from designers like Michael Anastassiades, yet the handmade ethos remains.