Monday, 25 August 2008

Calling all Springer fans!

I've had Matthews & Parker on my favorites list for some time now, so I was thrilled to receive an email from proprietor Mark Eckman with images of some new releases.

Mark's story is so interesting I just had to share it with you. Having started out as an industrial designer, and later ghost designing furniture for some high-end trade showrooms working with Lucite when it first became popular, he later started collaborating with the one and only Karl Springer. Some time later, he bought out Springer's business from bankruptcy just before his death in 1991 - and I'm so glad he did! Matthews & Parker now offer new designs that are inspired by the great designer as well as selling originals. I thoroughly recommend you check out their website as they also offer a custom made service in addition to offering an appraisal and restoration service for original Springer pieces.

They are currently represented only in the US, but fortunately for the rest of the world they are currently also working on representation in London and Paris. So folks, if anyone out there is looking for an original or a Springer-inspired piece - you know where to get it from!

The new "Guerlain" table, inspired by Andre Arbus. Made from white oak with a white leather top.


A Jean-Michel Frank inspired piece, very classic chinois style parsons table, made from two-tone lacquered linen.

They're both stunning!

2 comments:

Patricia Gray said...

Thanks for this information!

Cote de Texas said...

One is prettier than the next!!!

joni