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Karl Springer (Germany, 1931–91)
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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Exceptional Vintage Lucite and Glass Coffee Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Burbank, CA
Exceptional vintage lucite and glass coffee table designed by Karl Springer in the United States, circa 1980s. This coffee table has a unique design in which its construction materia...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Snakeskin Telephone Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A nice example of this form by Karl Springer.
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Leather

Lacquered Goatskin Parchment Console Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Spectacular 1986 goatskin console table with two drawers designed by Karl Springer. Constructed of wood covered with goatskin and finish with clear lacquer. Shows minor wear consis...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Wood

Karl Springer Sculptural Lucite Cocktail Table Base with Brass Caps Vintage
By Karl Springer
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful angled and sculptural Karl Springer table base has brass caps. There is no glass provided for this great base. One piece of Lucite is longer than the other as it curve...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Python Snakeskin Covered Game Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This is an early signed Springer creation. The " lid " is reversible, python when closed, or, with a backgammon board. The python colors are deep, variety and distinctive. The int...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Tables

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Leather, Wood, Python

Wall-Mounted "Round Leg Console Table" by Karl Springer (signed)
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Round leg console table", wall-mounted in copper and gunmetal with inset smoked glass top, by Karl Springer, American, 1980s (signed on side "Karl Springer"). Meticulous craftsmans...
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1980s American Art Deco Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Copper

Karl Springer Lucite Sculpture Leg Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Lucite sculpture leg coffee table by Karl Springer with glass top.
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Karl Springer Polished Bronze Console Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
A solid bronze console with glass top by Karl Springer. Exquisitely crafted. Signed on edge. The design is subtle with quite lines that are complemented by the richness of the chosen...
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Bronze

Karl Springer Cast Stone Console
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Jean Michel Frank series console table A classic re-interpretation by Karl Springer.   
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Cast Stone

Karl Springer Cocktail or Coffee Table in Gunmetal and Polished Steel, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Karl Springer cocktail or coffee table in gunmetal and polished steel 1980s In excellent, like-new condition, parsons style with smoked glass. Black oxide reflective finish with rare...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Steel

Karl Springer Lucite Glass Top Coffee Cocktail Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Wayne, NJ
Karl Springer Lucite coffee cocktail table. Unmarked.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Lucite

Lucite and Brass Cocktail Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous Lucite and brass inlay with glass top Cocktail table designed by Karl Springer in the 1980s. The table has new 3/4” thick glass top and the acrylic legs have been newly p...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Brass

Pair of Karl Springer Chinese Leather Coffee Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A matched pair of Chinese tables in original leather Signed and date on leather label price 10,500 is for the pair.
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20th Century American Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Leather

Karl Springer Python Console on Brass Base, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Striking console table designed and produced by Karl Springer in the mid-1970s. The top is covered in Python and the base is made of solid polished brass. Authentication by Tom Lange...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Brass

Signed Karl Springer Parchment Goatskin Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Dallas, TX
A signed coffee table in goatskin by Karl Springer.
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1970s Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Goatskin

American Modern Goatskin Dining Table.67?6 c hu
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
The oval top above a conforming oval base in goatski, was originally sold with 6 Onassis chairs also listed, purchased from Karl Springer ltd in Los Angeles in 1981. The CD FFs
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood

Karl Springer Crocodile Leather Parsons Side Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful small table with crocodile embossed leather.   
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Leather

Goatskin Dining Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A amazing goatskin dining table design by renowned designer Karl Springer in the 1980s. The table it’s constructed of wood that’s covered in goatskin and then lacquered. The tops und...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Goatskin

Karl Springer Steel Free Form Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare table in polished stainless steel.  
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Karl Springer Jansen Style Dining Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Karl Springer Jansen style dining table. Hexagonal beveled glass top, polished black oxide (gun metal) supports and risers with polished gold brass accents on adjustable feet. Beauti...
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1970s Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Coffee Table Sculpture Leg by Karl Springer in Chrome & Brass
By Karl Springer
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sculpture leg coffee or cocktail table by Karl Springer, circa 1980s with stainless steel cylinder legs, chrome and brass elements and thick glass top.  
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Metal

Signed Mid-Century Modern Ostrich Game Table in Ostrich by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous and important game table was realized by Karl Springer- one of the most esteemed designers of the 20th Century. Springer was known for reviving classic Art Deco designs...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Brass

Two-Tier Table with Drawer signed Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Two-Tier Table with Drawer signed Karl Springer. Gorgeous, seldom-seen two-tier table in tessellated stone with brass inlays. Karl Springer label in single mahogany drawer, American,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Stone, Brass

Karl Springer "Rain-Drum" Side Tables in Polished Steel and Marble
By Karl Springer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning pair of "Rain-Drum" side tables designed and manufactured by Karl Springer LTD. The tables are in excellent original condition, the metal us in excellent original condition...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Marble, Cut Steel

Pair of American Modern Brass and Ebonized Glass Top Tables, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
The inset glass with four legs with brass cylindrical tops and ebonized metal legs terminating in brass caps, joined by ebonized metal stretchers, provenance, Lobel Modern and authe...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Karl Springer Batik-Covered Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rare pair of Karl Springer side tables.
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Karl Springer Triangular Leg Brass Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in East Hampton, NY
This documented triangular leg base coffee table by Karl Springer is topped with a beveled speckled granite plateau. Very heavy and stunning. See image from the Official Karl Spring...
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Karl Springer Rain Drum Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A great example of this form complimented by its original iridized surface. With a marble top.
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Signed Mid-Century Modern Ostrich Game Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous and important game table was realized by Karl Springer- one of the most esteemed designers of the 20th century. Springer was known for reviving classic Art Deco designs...
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

Materials

Brass

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Previously Available Items
Karl Springer Floating Grass Cloth Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Karl Springer Floating grass cloth coffee table is in great condition and has a large rectangular top covered in grasscloth fabric that has been newly painted in an off-white co...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Grasscloth, Wood, Plywood

"Coffee Table with Sculpture Leg" in Brass by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large “Coffee Table with Sculpture Leg” in brass with glass top by Karl Springer, American 1980's. This table is meticulously crafted with unsurpassed attention to detail.
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Karl Springer JMF Cast Stone Console
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
White cast stone console from the JMF Collection.
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Cast Stone

  • Karl Springer JMF Cast Stone Console
  • Karl Springer JMF Cast Stone Console
  • Karl Springer JMF Cast Stone Console
  • Karl Springer JMF Cast Stone Console
H 32.50 in. W 60.50 in. D 15.00 in.
"Waterfall" Console Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
A woven and lacquered grasscloth on wood "waterfall" table by Karl Springer having a brass runner base. Labelled on underside.
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Brass

  • "Waterfall" Console Table by Karl Springer
  • "Waterfall" Console Table by Karl Springer
  • "Waterfall" Console Table by Karl Springer
  • "Waterfall" Console Table by Karl Springer
H 31.5 in. W 16 in. D 36 in.
1970s Parchment Coffee Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Pasadena, CA
A 1970s Karl Springer parchment coffee table. Rectangular shape, beveled edges and great squat proportions. Medium sheen and overall warm gold and green tones.
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  • 1970s Parchment Coffee Table by Karl Springer
  • 1970s Parchment Coffee Table by Karl Springer
  • 1970s Parchment Coffee Table by Karl Springer
  • 1970s Parchment Coffee Table by Karl Springer
H 28.25 in. W 54 in. D 17.5 in.
Karl Springer Red Lizard Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
A Karl Springer coffee table with leather tag covered in red lizard. The form of the table is a distillation of Chinese historic table forms.
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Animal Skin

  • Karl Springer Red Lizard Coffee Table
  • Karl Springer Red Lizard Coffee Table
  • Karl Springer Red Lizard Coffee Table
  • Karl Springer Red Lizard Coffee Table
H 17.25 in. W 42.25 in. D 20.25 in.
Karl Springer Goatskin Side Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early example of Karl Springers' Re-interpretation of JM Frank. Label on underside of table.  
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

  • Karl Springer Goatskin Side Table
  • Karl Springer Goatskin Side Table
  • Karl Springer Goatskin Side Table
  • Karl Springer Goatskin Side Table
H 20.25 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Signed Karl Springer Midcentury Backgammon Table in Brass and Embossed Leather
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and iconic Mid-Century Modern Parsons style Backgammon table was realized by Karl Springer- one of the most important and influential designers of the 20th century- in ...
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Coral Colored Games Table Designed by Karl Springer in Snake Skin
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
A Karl Springer games table with leather label on underside. Covered in coral colored snakeskin.
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Python

Large Karl Springer Leather Wrapped Waterfall Desk
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
KARL SPRINGER (1930-1991) Large waterfall desk wrapped entirely in tan lizard embossed leather with 3 drawers. Signed: Karl Springer 1987 American, c. 1980 Height: 29.5"H ov...
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Lizard Skin Game Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Plainview, NY
A lizard skin game table by Karl Springer. The table features a chess and backgammon board games. It is beautifully brass decorated and the beige lizard skin color is classy and will...
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  • Lizard Skin Game Table by Karl Springer
  • Lizard Skin Game Table by Karl Springer
  • Lizard Skin Game Table by Karl Springer
H 29 in. W 43 in. D 25 in.
Karl Springer Goatskin Backgammon Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful goatskin surface conceals the original leather backgammon board. A useful addition to any room. The table comes with the original game pieces, leather dice cup and dice.
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Tables

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Goatskin, Leather

  • Karl Springer Goatskin Backgammon Table
  • Karl Springer Goatskin Backgammon Table
  • Karl Springer Goatskin Backgammon Table
  • Karl Springer Goatskin Backgammon Table
H 29.50 in. W 36.00 in. D 24.00 in.