KARL SPRINGER "EMERALD PARCHMENT CARD TABLE"
Karl Springer's (1931-1961) creations epitome American glam furniture.
Springer started his career creating small boxes and keepsakes using colored and exotic animal skins, such as shagreen.
Many of the materials or techniques embraced by Springer hadn't been used in several decades.
"Mr. Springer's quest for high quality imbued his work with a sense of scale and proportion. He demanded attention to detail and uncompromising craftsmanship, which won him respect throughout the design industry."
Today Springers remains revered and highly collected.
He opened his own eponymous studio around 1965. His work captures the aesthetic and innovation of post-war American design...yet posses a glamour and fantasy ignored by many of his contemporaries. Contrast Springer to Nakashima, Paul Evans or George Nelson.
This card table is a prime example of his genius.
The form alludes to traditional Chinese furniture yet is realized in an emerald faux-reptile parchment.
Ideal as a card table, desk or entry table.
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Parchment and wood
Very good condition
29"H 32"D 32"W
USA, circa 1980's