Karl Springer







Karl Springer was born in Berlin in 1931. He moved to New York in 1957 and began his career as a book binder, mastering techniques and skills that later would make his designs synonymous with American Luxury and Craftsmanship.




In the early 1960s he established a tiny workshop in Manhattan and started concentrating purely on his furniture designs, taking inspiration from pure, classical designs and translating them into custom made furniture. He demanded the highest level of materials and workmanship using wood, lucite and metals, often customising pieces for specific clients.




His signature furniture styles were Art Deco, classical Chinese and Bauhaus and he travelled extensively constantly looking to discover new forms, techniques and materials. He experimented widely with exotic finishes including lacquered parchment, shagreen, rare woods, leather and horn.




By the 1980s there were Karl Springer Showrooms in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich and Chicago.



















79-91 New Kings Road,
London SW6 4SQ
T: +44(0)207 731 4686
F: +44(0)207 731 0444

190-192 Ebury Street,
London SW1W 8UP
T: +44(0)207 730 7800
F: +44(0)207 881 0828

The Old Brewery, Wyke Road,
Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4NW
T: +44(0)1747 824 393
F: +44(0)1747 823 372

Third Floor, Harrods
87-135 Brompton Road
London SW1X 7XL
T: +44(0)207 893 8892

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