(1931 - 1989)
Karl Springer was active/lived in New York / Germany. Karl Springer is known for furniture design and decoration.
Biography Karl Springer
Karl Springer was born in Berlin, Germany in 1931, where he studied bookbinding and dressed windows for a popular city clothier.(1) Springer immigrated to the United States and was working in New York by the late Fifties, creating window displays for Lord & Taylor. Using his bookbinding skills, he began making custom furniture and decorative accessories using animal skins. His work eventually made its way to the sales floor of New York's high-end retailer
Bergdorf Goodman. A particular snakeskin telephone table apparently even impressed the Duchess of Windsor!(2)
He opened his first shop on First Avenue creating accent pieces treated with faux
finishes and animal skins. He then moved operations to East Fifty-Third St
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