The fourth-generation Viennese workshop of Carl Auböck combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design. Designed in the 1950s by Carl Auböck II (1900–1957), this polished paperweight in the stylized form of a splayed hand was made from his original cast and carries the Werkstätte Carl Auböck stamp on its side. The solid brass object was a favorite of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, who kept one on his desk along with several other Auböck-designed objects.
Make a corner nook look bigger by placing a small desk in the center and then covering the surrounding area with art. Hang a small shelf on the wall for your office accessories, and complete the look with a plant and cool lamp.