Amboss – cutlery 2060 12.12.2023

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The commemorative stamp from the series “Design made in Austria” features the 2060 cutlery by Carl Auböck, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year.

Carl Auböck (1924–1993) was a Viennese designer and architect, as well as a professor at the Uni-versity of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he led the master class for metal product design. Auböck is considered a representative of a factual, internationally oriented modernism. He designed apartments, residential complexes, commercial premises, and a church, with a special focus on industrial design for renowned manufacturers. The 2060 cutlery, captivating with its reduced elegance and sculptural design, was created around 1955 for the Upper Austrian manufacturer Neuzeughammer Ambosswerk. Founded in the 18th century, Amboss was in business until the 1990s and was especially known for its high-quality designed cutlery. The 2060 cutlery was awarded the silver medal at the 11th Triennale in Venice in 1957 and the gold medal at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels.

Value: 3.00 euros
First day of issue: 24 January 2024
Stamp size: 32.50 x 40.00 mm
Graphic design: Anita Kern
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V.
Printing technique: Offset printing
Quantity: 200,000 stamps on sheets of 50 units each

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