Influenced by everything from chinoiserie and art deco to the Bauhaus and African tribal works, the American designer Karl Springer (1931–1991) was known for his furniture and accessories in a range of materials, such as shagreen, lacquered parchment, inlaid-wood veneer, exotic woods, metals, and granite. The furniture company Matthews & Parker has just revived Springer’s Freeform table, a timeless design Springer conceived in the 1970s. Shown here in polished stainless steel with black glass tops and recessed casters ($8,000 to $12,000), the tables can be made in a variety of sizes. Bases are available in lacquered linen, smooth or reptile-embossed leather, or gilded metals, and tops come in granite, onyx, marble, or white glass.
Matthews & Parker, 914.723.8887, www.matthewsandparker.com