Karl Springer LTD, Polished Nickel Mushroom Floor Lamp, USA, 2016
Designed by Karl Springer in the 1980s, this unique floor lamp, one of Springer’s most iconic designs, has been reissued exclusively with Todd Merrill Studio. Springer’s streamlined design features a nickel cylindrical base and rounded shade. A small dimming knob at the bottom of the base and a unique honeycomb light diffuser under the shade allow the intensity of the light emitted to be controlled. The lamp both emits and reflects the light around it.
As published by Architectural Digest in the 1980s, the original lamp is pictured in Karl Springer’s Upper East Side apartment. The lamp is also discussed in Todd Merrill’s book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam.
Karl Springer LTD pieces are available exclusively through Todd Merrill Studio on a commission basis. Custom dimensions and materials may be accommodated. A table lamp version of this design is also available.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Karl Springer (1931-1991) created custom designs with superb craftsmanship and extreme attention to detail. Though he based his designs on European classical forms, Springer developed an irreverent and non-doctrinaire idiom of bold proportions and highly exotic finishes that is evidenced in this exquisite dining table reissued through the partnership of Karl Springer LTD and Todd Merrill Studio. His iconic work speaks with the confidence and energy of the 1970s and now finds new relevance in the world of contemporary design.
Dimensions: 57.5″ H x 18″ D
Custom dimensions and materials may be accommodated.
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