In our last post, we featured the New York City apartment of designer Evan Lobel, which showcases an assortment of luxe ’80s finds. Today we spotlight the treasures offered in his Bond Street store Lobel Modern, which offers furnishings and decor from the 1940s-1980s. With an eye for large-scale items that capture the decadence and elegance of our favorite decade, Evan Lobel is bringing a love of ’80s design to a new generation of enthusiasts.
We begin with a 1980s Mirror by Karl Springer (above, left). The frame is a gorgeous lacquered lapis lazuli, complete with a gold-leaf triangular accent at the top. If you’re a fan of Karl Springer, you’ll also love his Sandblasted Lucite Torcheries in all of their fan-motif glory (above, right).
We now turn our attention to the furnishings below, also from Karl Springer…
The Set of 4 Onassis Chairs (above, top) features seating of metallic gray lacquer and baseball-stitched glove leather. Designed in 1987, the pieces were showcased in the April 1988 issue of Architectural Digest. Take a closer look at the Mark II Coffee Table (above, bottom), and you’ll see that it’s covered in chocolate brown leather! Our favorite part: the smoked glass top.
Speaking of coffee tables…
Karl Springer’s Elegant Coffee Table (above, left) features an embossed lizard top and an ivory leather coating. For our final Springer find, we feature the Half Round Molding Mirror with a burgundy python-covered frame. In fact, Springer, who passed away in 1991, is known for his use of exotic materials, as well as his impeccable craftsmanship.
For more exquisite modern finds (including 1980s pieces), check out Lobel Modern. Happy Wednesday!