Karl Springer Furniture

Karl Springer (Germany, 1931–91)

The Berlin-born, New York–based designer Karl Springer brought a chic, high-fashion sensibility to furnishings. During his heyday in the 1970s, Springer’s work was a favorite of the glamour set, who enjoyed the novelty of pieces finished in rich and striking materials that ranged from exotic hides and skins to lacquer and chromed metal. In a sense, Springer was a pre-postmodernist. Much as the dull, safe, corporate sameness of late 20th-century modernism prompted Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and others to explore new and provocative structures and materials in design and architecture, so, too, was Springer driven to enliven his creations with fresh and alluring energy and sleekness.

Springer came to New York in the late 1950s and found work arranging window displays at the department store Lord & Taylor. He had studied bookbinding in Germany, and, using his meticulous skills, he began crafting desk accessories wrapped in leather as a sideline. These pieces were sold in luxury stores like Bergdorf Goodman, and drew a sophisticated clientele that included the Duchess of Windsor. By 1965, he had established his own Manhattan atelier, and at his death he had showrooms as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo and Munich.

The chairs, tables, credenzas and other furniture forms Springer created are generally simple, but substantial, and often have robust, rounded lines. The attraction of Springer’s work lies in his insistence on exacting construction and, above all, his eye for unusual materials and finishes. He employed Lucite, brass, and gunmetal along with chromed and polished steel, and revived exquisite finishes rarely seen since the days of Art Deco masters such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank: shagreen (a type of sharkskin), python, goatskin, bone, horn, and lacquered parchment, as well as fabrics that include batik prints. Made of such materials, Springer’s work is by its very nature flamboyant and eye-catching: a suite of pieces will astonish, and an artfully placed side table in exotic hide will add a surprising spark.

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Large Free-Form Coffee Table by Karl Springer
Modern Drama
Large Free-Form Coffee Table by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Stainless Steel
"Free-Form Coffee Table" by Karl Springer, circa 1980s. Polished stainless steel bases with thick black glass tops. This large-scale table was custom ordered to a size larger than regul...
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DiGerlando Coffee Table in Ash Burl with Brass Inl...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Early and rare DiGerlando Coffee Table in ash burlwood with brass inlays and base in Carpathian elm by Karl Springer, American, 1970s (retains original label on bottom which reads "Karl...
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Two-Tier Coffee Table in Embossed Lizard Leather b...
Karl Springer
American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Two-tier triangular leg coffee table covered in dark brown embossed lizard leather by Karl Springer, American 1980s.  
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Free-Form Coffee Tables by Karl Springer
Modern Drama
Free-Form Coffee Tables by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Stainless Steel
"Free-form coffee table" by Karl Springer, circa 1980s. Polished stainless steel bases with thick black glass tops. Table measures: 51 long x 33 deep x 19 tall. Another larger table ...
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Karl Springer Gilt Brass Pedestal Table
Karl Springer
American Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Glass
An oval dining table with brass double pedestal bases by Karl Springer with a 3/4" inch thick bevel glass top.
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Karl Springer Coffee Table
The Silver Fund
Karl Springer Coffee Table
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Glass, Lucite
This Glamorous Hollywood Regency coffee table by Karl Springer has thick heavy column legs and triangle capped chrome corners. The original smoked glass top adds to the different elemen...
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Pair of Karl Springer Brass and Lucite End Tables
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Glass, Lucite
In excellent condition, featuring distinctive design and incised Karl Springer signature. Glass top set into polished brass frame. Thick cylindrical Lucite legs.
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Monumental Mirror in the Manner of Karl Springer
Karl Springer
Late 20th Century American Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror, Tortoise Shell
This mirror is an incredible 60" in diameter. Tortoise shell casing is faux.
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Karl Springer Polished Steel and Brass Bench
Avalon
Karl Springer Polished Steel and Brass Bench
Karl Springer
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Chrome, Leather, Steel
Original circa 1970s Karl Springer polished stainless steel X-frame bench, with brass details and new black kid glove leather upholstery.
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Signed Monumental Karl Springer Gunmetal and Brass...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
A large-scale two-tier Karl Springer round leg coffee table. The glass is a rich smoked amber. This quality of the table, Is exceptional. Original pristine condition.
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Karl Springer Leather Wrapped JMF Dining Chairs
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Chairs
Leather, Wood
A Classic form reinterpreted in leather by Karl Springer.
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Rare "Sculpture Table" in Sandstone by Karl Spring...
Karl Springer
Late 20th Century American Side Tables
Bronze, Glass, Sandstone
Sandstone with thick cantilevered glass top and bronze cap screw fitting. "Sculpture table" by Karl Springer.
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Backgammon Game Board Covered in Snake Skin by Kar...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Game Boards
Backgammon game board covered in whip snake with hand-stitched leather board, matching cup and original game pieces by Karl Springer, American 1970s.  
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Set of Four Onassis Chairs in Metallic Gray Lacque...
Karl Springer
American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of four Onassis chairs in a custom metallic gray lacquer with baseball stitched glove leather seats by Karl Springer, American, 1987. These chairs were made for an interior by Val...
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Karl Springer Up Light
Fairfield County Antique and Design Center
Karl Springer Up Light
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Bronze
Angled up light canister with dark bronzed satin finish.
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Pair of Karl Springer Brass and Lucite Cocktail Ta...
Karl Springer
Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
In excellent condition, featuring distinctive design and incised Karl Springer signature. Heavy glass top set into polished brass frame. Thick cylindrical Lucite legs.
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Exceptional Karl Springer 1980s Iconic Brass and G...
Karl Springer
American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A gorgeous chic, modern piece of furniture designed by the late, Karl Springer. From a VERY upscale, professionally designed Rancho Mirage Estate. This 3/4" glass and brass coffee tabl...
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Python Covered Side Table by Karl Springer
Sputnik Modern
Python Covered Side Table by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s Side Tables
A python covered side table on casters. Designed by Karl Springer.
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Karl Springer Inlaid Tessellated Marble Pedestal T...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Tables
A Mid-Century white tessellated marble pedestal table with curving brass inlay. The piece retains its original brass label underneath.
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Exceptional Table Lamp in Embossed Lizard Leather ...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Exceptional table lamp with shade, both in steel clad in yellow embossed lizard leather, by Karl Springer, American 1974. Height is adjustable from 22” to 26”.  
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Karl Springer, Lucite Console Table
The Silver Fund
Karl Springer, Lucite Console Table
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Glass, Lucite
Karl Springer Mid-Century console table with pure lines and thick Lucite base with glass top. Signed Karl Springer.
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Karl Springer Swivel Bucket Chairs
Karl Springer
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Brass, Velvet
Pair of swivel chairs by Karl Springer with new velvet upholstery and polished brass base.
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Pair of Karl Springer Suede End Tables
Irwin Feld Design
Pair of Karl Springer Suede End Tables
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American End Tables
Glass, Suede, Brass
Pair of suede end tables by Karl Springer with glass tops, brass base and single bottom drawer. Provenance Olympic Tower residence.
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Magnificent Karl Springer Chunky Lucite Coffee Tab...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Lucite
Magnificent Karl Springer chunky Lucite and glass coffee table. 3/4" thick glass with four double bullnose thick Lucite legs suspending it-breathtaking!
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Crocodile Embossed Leather Small Square Dining Car...
Karl Springer
20th Century Hollywood Regency Dining Room Tables
Brass, Leather
Very elegant and designer crocodile embossed leather square dining card table by Karl Springer. Table is a slightly off white slightly glossy leather with beautiful brass CAP details. T...
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Karl Springer Style Chairs in Blue Leather with Br...
Karl Springer
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Leather, Metal
Karl Springer style chairs in blue leather with a brass finish base on casters. We are selling all three together or a pair or a single. These chairs are in beautiful condition. Leather...
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Lacquered Goatskin Hanging Dressing Vanity and Mir...
Karl Springer
20th Century Colombian Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Very nice lacquered goat skin hanging vanity with the matching mirror.
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Pair of Karl Springer Swivel Club Chairs
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Chrome, Linen, Upholstery, Wool
Karl Springer swivel club chairs with original wool or linen upholstery and chrome circular bases. From a Lake Shore Drive , Chicago estate.
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Karl Springer Leather Wrapped Console Table
Galere
Karl Springer Leather Wrapped Console Table
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Console Tables
Leather, Wood
The console is a union of Classic form and imaginative materials. By Karl Springer.
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Pair of Karl Springer Onassis Chairs
Vestige
Pair of Karl Springer Onassis Chairs
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
Pair of 'Onassis' chairs by Karl Springer. Solid oak construction with original red leather seats, circa late 1970s.
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Karl Springer, "Jackie O" Lacquered Goatskin Chair...
Karl Springer
Chairs
An iconic shape designed by Karl Springer, this single "Jackie O" chair features a rich brown free-form inlay goat-skin with a lacquer finish. The rare piece is in excellent condition, ...
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Karl Springer Tessellated Stone Drum End Table
Karl Springer
American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Glass, Stone
An iconic Karl Springer occasional table with a 1 inch thick plate glass cantilevered top.
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Pair of Purcell Brass and Glass Sconces by Karl Sp...
Karl Springer
American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Glass, Brass
A pair of 1970s Art Deco inspired parcel sconces. Teal colored chiseled glass drops.
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Chic Floor Lamp in Chrome and Lucite by Karl Sprin...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Floor lamp in chrome with Lucite base by Karl Springer, American 1970s. Height is adjustable between 57.5 inches to 59 inches. Lamp shade shown in photo is 20 inches in diameter.  
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Pair of Exceptional Swing Arm Wall Lamps by Karl S...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Wall Lights and Sconces
Pair of exceptional swing arm wall lamps in polished brass by Karl Springer, American, 1970s. The construction and materials are simply the best. Wall lamps are 27 inches deep when arm...
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Burl Wood Inspired Cantilevered Table
John Salibello NYC
Burl Wood Inspired Cantilevered Table
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Glass, Wood
Burl wood inspired cantilevered side table with brass detail by Karl Springer.
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Pair of Signed Karl Springer Alligator Embossed Le...
Karl Springer
American Modern Side Tables
Leather, Wood
Sexy black Karl Springer side tables in rich alligator-embossed leather, 1986. Exceptionally fine condition. Signed. Perfect when paired as a coffee table!
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1970s Karl Springer Chocolate Lacquered Linen Cock...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Fabulous 1970s Karl Springer chocolate lacquered linen cocktail table.
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Karl Springer Modernist Sculptural Mixed Metals Va...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Mirrors
Brass, Chrome, Gold Plate
This 24-karat gold-plated over chrome and chrome-plated brass vanity mirror has the double sides, one for magnification and the other normal. The richness of the mixed metals add depth....
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Karl Springer, JMF “C” Benches
Todd Merrill 20th Century
Karl Springer, JMF “C” Benches
Karl Springer
Late 20th Century American Benches
This exquisite pair of Jean-Michel Frank inspired “C” benches designed and made by Karl Springer feature elegant curved polished stainless steel legs and newly upholstered parchment lea...
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Exquisite Karl Springer Blue Shagreen and Agate Tr...
Karl Springer
Mid-20th Century Modern Boxes
Agate, Shagreen
Inside and out gorgeous shagreen with a white agate edge trim  with a Karl Springer label. No finer object to display in your abode.
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Karl Springer Reptile Skin Telephone Table
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Animal Skin
Telephone table by Karl Springer. Wrapped in white reptile skin. Signed with leather label.
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Karl Springer Floor Lamp
Modern Drama
Karl Springer Floor Lamp
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Lucite, Nickel
Rare nickel and Lucite floor lamp by Karl Springer.
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Pair of Free-Form Coffee Tables by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Stainless Steel
Pair of large-scale "Free-Form Coffee Tables" by Karl Springer, circa 1980s. Polished stainless steel bases with thick black glass tops.  Largest table was custom ordered to a size l...
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Karl Springer Brass Sphere Table Lamp
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Brass table lamp by Karl Springer.
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Karl Springer, Pair of Parsons Goatskin Side Table...
Karl Springer
Side Tables
Goatskin
A beautiful pair of Parsons style side tables made with a free-form inlay of natural ivory goatskin and sealed with polyester lacquer. Springer’s elegant form is inspired by the icon...
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Karl Springer, Lacquered Goatskin Low Table, USA, ...
Karl Springer
Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A low table made with the free-form inlay of natural ivory goatskin with a polished lacquered finish. Springer's elegant form is a reinterpretation of the iconic Parsons table, a desi...
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Pair of Floor Lamps by Karl Springer
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Pair of Floor Lamps by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s Unknown Art Deco Floor Lamps
Aluminum, Chrome, Lucite
Springer for Springer Ltd. Model KS#3 pair of floor lamps. Measures: 73" high, base 18", top 22-1/2".
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Karl Springer Nude Leather "Tulip" Armchairs
Avalon
Karl Springer Nude Leather "Tulip" Armchairs
Karl Springer
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Karl Springer nude leather "Tulip" armchairs. Signed with leather label, Karl Springer 1984. Sold by the pair (two). Four chairs total available.
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Pair of Ottomans / Poufs by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s Ottomans and Poufs
A pair of authentic Karl Springer poufs on casters with solid gunmetal finished bases and original fabric.
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Karl Springer Gunmetal and Smoked Glass Coffee Tab...
Karl Springer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Karl Springer gunmetal and smoked glass coffee table. Original smoked glass.
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Pair of Karl Springer Lizard and Tables
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Pair of Karl Springer Lizard and Tables
Karl Springer
20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Leather, Wood
Pair of two-tier Karl Springer stamped lizard side tables with each having a pull out glass tray. Purchased from a Palm Beach estate furnished by Richard Himmel.
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Polished Steel and Brass Vanity Mirror by Karl Spr...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Mirrors
Brass, Chrome, Mirror
Precision crafted polished chrome and brass tabletop vanity mirror. Rotational frame holds standard and convex magnified mirrors. By Karl Springer, American, circa 1980. NYDC
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Parchment Nesting Tables by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
A pair of parchment covered nesting tables designed by Karl Springer.
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Pair of Lucite Floor Lamps by Karl Springer
Karl Springer
American Floor Lamps
A pair of large sand blasted Lucite torchieres by Karl Springer. Three rod shafts with brass collars. Dimmer switch.
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Gorgeous Two-Sided Vanity Mirror in Chrome and Bra...
Karl Springer, Karl Springer Ltd.
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors
Brass, Chrome, Mirror
Gorgeous two-sided vanity mirror in chrome and brass by Karl Springer, 1970s. All metal parts are constructed of solid flat bar steel and brass. Very heavy and well made. Mirror on one ...
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Karl Springer Two-Tier Parchment Cocktail Table
Karl Springer
20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Goatskin, Wood
Stunning square double tier parchment table by Karl Springer. Purchased from a Palm Beach estate originally furnished by Richard Himmel.
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“Mark II” Coffee Table Designed by Karl Springer, ...
Karl Springer
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Leather, Glass
Coffee table covered in red leather with inset smoked glass top designed by Karl Springer signed and dated 1983. This fantastic table displays wonderful architectural lines, the red le...
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"Free-Form Coffee Table" in Seamlessly Welded Soli...
Karl Springer
American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
"Free-Form Coffee Table," seamlessly welded in solid brass with thick black glass top by Karl Springer, American, 1980s.  
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Karl Springer Goatskin Curved Console Table
Galere
Karl Springer Goatskin Curved Console Table
Karl Springer
Vintage 1970s American Console Tables
Goatskin, Wood
A rarely seen example from Karl Springer. Wonderful original condition. Signed.
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