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Karl Springer was born in Berlin 1931 and immigrated to the U.S, in 1957. He settled in New York with hopes of becoming a bookbinder. He began working for Lord & Taylor flagship store on Fifth Avenue and quickly became top window designer for them. In the evenings he applied his unique skills to creations of decorative items covered in fine leathers, skins, and other exotic materials and developed a design collection of leather accessories. With the support of his friend, he was able to place his line in a prestigious specialty shop within Bergdorf Goodman. The line was an overnight sensation. He opened an atelier on East 53rd Street and it’s been rumored that The Dutchess of Windsor discovered him and threw him into stardom. People were captivated by his creations and charming personality. He quickly began taking on larger and more important commissions and he developed a network of craftsman always demanding the highest quality of materials and workmanship. He met Mark Eckman who was a young designer with a line of Lucite and lighting, and they began a lengthy collaboration. His brother joined the business, and it rapidly grew to a full furniture line, but the company ceased production in 1992. Mr. Springer passed away in 1991. He was honored with a one-man show at New York School of Interior Design in 1994. His designs and original pieces are still in high demand. -KarlSpringerFurniture