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Karl Springer Tessellated Bone Octagon Wall Mirror

$2,800
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A Karl Springer tessellated bone and chrome octagon wall mirror, circa 1970s. Stylish and large this 42" octagonal mirror is clad in tessellated bone tiles with chromed steel partitions between each section of the octagon. 6.25" wide tiled frame surrounds a clear mirror with a 1 inch bevel. Glass mirror is 29.75" H x 29.75" W. Heavy / high quality wood construction. Heavy duty hanging wire on back. Very good vintage condition with minimal wear from age. No chips or scratches to mirror. Ready to hang! Measures 42.5" H x 42.5" W x 1.25" D.

Details

  • Creator
    Karl Springer (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42.5 in. (107.95 cm)Width: 42.5 in. (107.95 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good vintage condition with minor wear from age and use. All of the tiles are intact and are firmly attached. No rust or pitting to chrome. No chips or scratches to mirror. Additional photos upon request.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1543223394412

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About the Designer

Karl Springer

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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