Rare Triangular Lucite Cocktail Table by Karl Springer For Sale
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Rare Triangular Lucite Cocktail Table by Karl Springer

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Sophisticated cocktail table by Karl Springer. A thick glass tabletop suspended by chunky oval Lucite columns. A rare triangular form. Measured at the sides, not the hypotenuse. We have an extensive selection of vintage Lucite. If you are looking for a special piece or a specific designer, just ask. A few important notes about all items available through this 1stdibs dealer: 1. We list all our items as being in "good" condition with "wear consistent with age and use," even when they may be viewed subjectively as being in "very good" or "excellent" condition. We would rather our customers be pleasantly surprised than rudely awakened. We have not yet had an item returned. If we have found significant flaws that go beyond age appropriate wear, we describe them in the Condition section, so please be sure to check. 2. We are what we call "glass agnostic." If we are offering the perfect table base with a glass top that is not the size, shape, or edge treatment you prefer, just let us know before you place your order. If we have what you want, we'll supply it. We can also ship most items without the glass, if you would like to have it made locally or want to save on shipping. 3. If we have had an item restored or polished, we always ask our specialists to make it look "old but well cared for" rather than "new." Most people prefer vintage items to have some patina, or what we like to call "attractive defects." However, if you would prefer an item to look new, please let us know. We may be able to have it polished further for an additional charge. 4. 1stdibs shipping quotes tend to be the best. While there are rare circumstances when we may be able to beat them -- and we can almost always get it to you faster for an additional charge -- usually we cannot ship it for less. The exception is items 1stdibs believes should be shipped freight but you believe can be shipped in a box. If so, let us know. We'll be happy to help. 5. We care about our customers and want to give you the best service possible. We try to respond to messages within minutes, but in no event does it take more than a few hours. Sometimes, though, messages get lost. If you haven't received a reply to your inquiry, price request, or order within 24 hours, please contact us by telephone. There is a link on every 1stdibs item page. Either way, if you first saw the item here rather than on our website or at our retail store, we will ask you to complete your transaction on 1stdibs.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 19 in. x W 40 in. x D 60 in.H 48.26 cm x W 101.6 cm x D 152.4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    2631
  • Reference Number
    LU169526750853
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About Karl Springer (Designer)

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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