Announcement Eileen Johnson, a former Karl Springer artisan, has taken inspiration from Springer's work and is now creating classic furniture pieces built to your custom size requirements with your desired covering/finish. Genuine snakeskin, leather, fabric, raffia, and grasscloth are just some of the coverings that can be used to create your one of a kind custom piece.
Eileen Johnson, a former Karl Springer artisan, has taken inspiration from Springer's work and is now creating classic furniture pieces built to your custom size requirements with your desired covering/finish. Genuine snakeskin, leather, fabric, raffia, and grasscloth are just some of the coverings that can be used to create your one of a kind custom piece.
Tammy on Feb 26, 2016
Breath-taking. I piece I will cherish for many years.
taliaferro2 on Nov 4, 2015
Oh my goodness - what a stunning piece! The craftsmanship is impeccable. It s indeed a petite little table but the coating on the snakeskin glistens and the piece really packs a significant decorative punch, particularly if you choose a lively color. Eileen is so lovely to work with. I couldn't be happier with this little gem. Thank you! Off to commission another, larger one....
Bringing Back What is Good, What is Beautiful, What is Useful, What is Lasting!
Having been away from the furniture design world and been successful in my career, I retired from my job and felt compelled to return to the work I loved. You know what they say “once an artist, always an artist”. It gets in your blood and you just can’t give it up forever.
Being retired at a fairly young age, I was free to do whatever I chose. Having kept fairly current with furniture design, I was aware of the resurgence in collecting unique Karl Springer pieces and decided to return to my love of creating furniture pieces that are an object of extraordinary luxury and workmanship.
Inspired by iconic Karl Springer pieces and classic furniture pieces from the past, my goal was to create and finish small tables and boxes in the Karl Springer style of wrapping them with various coverings such as exotic hides, snakeskin, or fabric. This was a skill that I had learned many years ago when I was trained as a custom furniture artisan in the Karl Springer workshop during the 70’s and 80’s.
I am very fortunate to work with an outstanding woodwork artisan, who constructs my furniture pieces based on my design specifications. With the help of the world wide web and a great deal of time, I gather hides and fabric from all over the world to use in my work.
Every time I complete a piece of furniture, I take pleasure in knowing that “the art” of covering objects in exotic materials is not lost and happily have been enjoying creating designs and accessories that are a tribute to those years of incredible Karl Springer design.
Eileen A. Johnson
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a Custom Furniture Artisan, receiving my formal training at the exclusive workshop of Karl Springer Ltd. As one of the few original Karl Springer Artisans, I am dedicated to the tradition of excellence which has been part of his legacy.
Everything that you see for sale here is handmade by me. Each piece I create is an inspired work of art with great attention to detail paid to selection and matching of snakeskin as well as the crafting and finishing. There will be natural variations in the snakeskin used and no two items will be alike. The time and effort along with exotic materials I use for each of my pieces creates signature, one of a kind items. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have concerning the works that you see in my shop.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I take the utmost care in packaging and shipping your purchase. After careful packaging, your item will ship within one to three days of ordering. All items will be sent fully insured with signature confirmation.
For international shipping, the customer is responsible for any applicable duties, fees, or taxes associated with international shipping.