Day of issue of the commemorative stamp "Design made in Austria", Amboss 2060 cutlery Award-winning design

The Viennese designer and architect Carl Auböck (1924–1993) would have celebrated this 100th birthday this year. His cutlery 2060 is now being featured as part of the "Design made in Austria" series.

After studying architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, Auböck completed a postgraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and from 1957 until his death, ran the still-existing Carl Auböck Workshop. From 1977, he served as a professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, leading the masterclass for metal product design and was internationally active in design dissemination. Auböck is regarded as a proponent of a pragmatic, internationally oriented modernism. As an architect and designer, he created residential buildings, housing complexes, commercial premises, and a church. His particular focus was on industrial design for renowned manufacturers, for whom he designed items such as a microscope, ski bindings, as well as numerous products like furniture, lighting fixtures, crockery, and cutlery.

The cutlery model 2060, made from brushed, polished stainless steel, was designed by Carl Auböck around 1955 for the Upper Austrian manufacturer Neuzeughammer Ambosswerk. Amboss was founded in the 18th century, and the company existed until the 1990s, known especially for its high-quality designed cutlery. The cutlery 2060 is distinguished by its reduced elegance and sculptural design, with the fork featuring a particularly innovative spoon function. It was awarded the Silver Medal at the 11th Triennale in Venice in 1957 and the Gold Medal at the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958.

Day of issue of the commemorative stamp in the "Design made in Austria" series - Amboss cutlery 2060 + stamp presentation 

24 January 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., presentation at 10:00 a.m.

designforum Wien MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Group picture, left to right, image 1
Severin Filek (managing director, designaustria), Susanna Hiegesberger (stamp archive curator, Austrian Post),  Marion Kuzmany (author of the Carl Auböck publication by design austria), Anita Kern (stamp artist), Carl Auböck (Carl Auböck Workshop) + Maria Auböck (AUBÖCK + KÁRÁSZ)

Pictures: © Österreichische Post AG

First day anvil – cutlery 2060
First day anvil – cutlery 2060
First day anvil – cutlery 2060