For holiday give and wish list ideas, look no further than The New York Times’ Home section. Amongst the bevy of simple-but-elegant objects mentioned in “More Than Meets the Eye” was a brass-and-bamboo Skull corkscrew by Carl Auböck II, whose designs are featured in Carl Auböck: The Workshop .
“The corkscrew continues to be produced in Austria to the exact specifications of the original, which is something like a miracle when so many other products have been cheapened and shrunk […] The two large “eye sockets” are for fingers to grip, and the smaller “nose hole” was intended for a sanctified ritual that continues to be practiced today. Opening Coca-Cola Bottles.”
Carl Auböck: The Workshop, 1930-1970
edited by Clemens Kois & Brian Janusiak