Paul Evans Furniture

Paul Evans (USA, 1931-1987)

A designer and sculptor, Paul Evans was a wild card of late 20th century modernism. A leading light of the American Studio Furniture movement, Evans’s work manifests a singular aesthetic sense, as well as a seemingly contradictory appreciation for both “folk art” forms and for new materials and technologies.

     Evans’s primary material was metal, not wood, which was favored by his fellow studio designers, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, neighbors George Nakashima and Philip Lloyd Powell. He trained in metallurgy and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the famed crucible of modern design and art in suburban Detroit. For a time early in his career, Evans also worked at Sturbridge Village, a historical “living museum” in Massachusetts, where he gave demonstrations as a costumed silversmith.

     Evans’s earliest work unites these influences. The pieces that made his reputation are known as “sculpted-front” cabinets: wood cases faced with box-like high-relief patinated steel mounts laid out in a grid pattern. Each mount contains a metal emblem, or glyph, and the effect is that of a brawny quilt.

     Evans’s later work falls into three distinct style groups. His “sculpted-bronze” pieces, begun in the mid-1960s, show Evans at his most expressive. He employed a technique in which resin is hand-shaped, and later sprayed with a metal coating, allowing for artistic nuance in the making of chairs, tables and cabinets. Later in the decade and into the 1970s, Evans produced his “Argente” series: consoles and other furniture forms that feature aluminum and pigment-infused metal surfaces welded into abstract organic forms and patterns.

     Last, Evans's “Cityscape” design series meshed perfectly with the sleek, “high tech” sensibility of the later ’70s. Evans constructed boxy forms and faced them with irregular mosaic patterns that mixed rectangular plaques of chromed steel, bronze, or burlwood veneer. These, like all of Paul Evans’s designs, are both useful and eye-catching. But their appeal has another, more visceral quality: these pieces have clearly been touched by an artist’s hand.

Superb Paul Evans Designed Chrome Cabinet, 1970
Superb Paul Evans Designed Chrome Cabinet, 1970
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Cabinets
Chrome
A superb Paul Evans designed chrome-plated steel and lacquered wood two-door cabinet from his Faceted 300 collection for Directional USA, circa 1970. This is one of the rarest model...
Custom Order Paul Evans Steel and Leather Cabinet Late, 1970s
Custom Order Paul Evans Steel and Leather Cabin...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Cabinets
Leather
This Paul Evans cabinet dating from the mid-1970s was custom made. The four door steel covered cabinet is finished with a brown stitched leather frame. The cabinet is in fine vintage...
Paul Evans Cityscape Series Illuminated Headboard
Paul Evans Cityscape Series Illuminated Headboard
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bed Coronas
Spectacular head board from Paul Evans cityscape series! The bed frame is veneered and composed of a patchwork of chrome and brass metal work. Two lamps illuminate from above and the...
Rare Brutalist Metal Patchwork Pedestal Dining Table by Paul Evans
Rare Brutalist Metal Patchwork Pedestal Dining ...
Paul Evans
20th Century Brutalist Dining Room Tables
From a one owner estate, comes a rare opportunity to own an authentic and very rare Brutalist metal patchwork pedestal dining table by Paul Evans. Table is comprised of 2 L-shaped pe...
Set of Six Chrome Cantilever Dining Chairs by Paul Evans for Directional
Set of Six Chrome Cantilever Dining Chairs by P...
Directional, Paul Evans
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
Mint set of six chrome cantilever dining chairs by Paul Evans for Directional. These are the true epitome of chrome dining chairs. The sleek lines and gorgeous upholstery job makes t...
Rare Chrome Patchwork Cityscape Table by Paul Evans
Rare Chrome Patchwork Cityscape Table by Paul E...
Paul Evans, Directional
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Chrome
From a one owner estate, comes a rare opportunity to own an authentic and very RARE all chrome, patchwork Cityscape table by Paul Evans. Table is an oversized square with rounded cor...
Set of Four Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Armchairs, Late 1960s
Set of Four Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Armchair...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century Armchairs
A set of four sculpted bronze PE 105 dining/armchairs designed by Paul Evans for Directional in original Jack Lenor Larsen fabric, late 1960s Bronzed resin over steel, fabric in e...
Paul Evans Welded Coffee Table 'Signed'
Paul Evans Welded Coffee Table 'Signed'
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel
Sculptural welded steel coffee table with coloration by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1967 (signed "PE 67").  
Paul Evans Brutalist Style Bookends
Paul Evans Brutalist Style Bookends
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookends
Metal
Brutalist style bookends designed and manufactured by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1960s. The pieces are in very good original condition, they show wear, the bottoms are not cl...
Signed Paul Evans Octagonal Cityscape Pedestal Dining Table
Signed Paul Evans Octagonal Cityscape Pedestal ...
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Signed Paul Evans octagonal cityscape pedestal dining table  Table is showing reflection from floor.
Sculpture by Paul Evans
Sculpture by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Steel
Important sculpture by Paul Evans, in welded and color enameled steel, New Hope, USA, 1965. Letter of Authenticity from Dorsey Reading and Provenance available on request.
Paul Evans Pewter, Brass and Copper Patchwork Cocktail Table, circa 1970s
Paul Evans Pewter, Brass and Copper Patchwork C...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Copper, Pewter, Brass
1970s Brutalist Paul Evans for Directional cocktail table clad in nailed-on panels of patinated copper, brass and pewter arranged in a patchwork pattern. New 3/4"-thick glass to...
Paul Evans Chrome "Cityscape" Table or Desk Lam...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps
Chrome
Chic chrome "Cityscape" table lamp, model PE-4005, designed by Paul Evans, circa 1975. This lovely example is executed in mirror-polished chrome panels arranged in a patchwork patter...
Paul Evans Brutalist Wall Shelving
Paul Evans
Antique 1770s American Brutalist Shelves
Glass, Hardwood
Wall unit in sculpted bronze resin with smoke glass shelves by Paul Evans, American 1972 (signed on the bottom of the middle frame "PE 72").  
Artist Paul Evans Sculpted Brutalist Metal Side...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Side Tables
Metal
A Brutalist style sculpted side table, designed by artists Paul Evans (American, 1931-1987) for Directional furniture, circa 1970s. This vintage side table has a piece of round-shape...
Brutalist Paul Evans Stalagmite Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Steel, Glass
Outstanding vintage coffee table by celebrated American designer, Paul Evans. Signed and dated (1973) the sculpted metal table resembles a stalagmite. Evans expertise in metallurgy i...
Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table, Burl Wood an...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Burl wood and chrome "Cityscape" coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s.
Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table in Gunmetal
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. Rare cityscape model, covered in all gunmetal panels.
Paul Evans PE-24 Pedestal Table for Directional
Directional, Paul Evans
20th Century American Brutalist Pedestals
Steel
Rare Paul Evans studio PE-24 Pedestal table for Directional. A stunning pair crescent, welded bases that can be reconfigured for the desired arrangement. Features Evans’ skilled poly...
Paul Evans Patinated Copper,Steel and Brass Lar...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1950s American Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Bronze
A large example of this series. Stamped signature on the bottom of vase.
Pair of Armchairs in Tesselated Brass and Chrom...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Pair of upholstered arm chairs with frames in tessellated brass and chrome by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, Cityscape Collection, American 1970's (chairs retain original upho...
Paul Evans, Brass Colored Sculpted Coffee Table...
Paul Evans, Paul Evans Studio
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Resin, Wood
A Brutalist coffee table base made by Paul Evans in his studio in 1970. Rare execution in light brass color. Bears the signature "PE 70" Upon this base, a clear glass top is place...
Paul Evans Parsons Table in Burl Patchwork
Paul Evans, Directional
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
Paul Evans takes the minimalist form of a parsons table and gives it tremendous visual appeal by covering it in a patchwork of dark, rich burled walnut.
Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Bronze and Resi...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Dining Room Tables
Bronze, Glass, Resin
A spectacular and very rare sculptural brutalist Paul Evans stalagmite base dining table, model PE102, signed PE70. The bronze and resin composite base is in extraordinary condition ...
Monumental Signed Paul Evans Burled & Chrome "C...
Directional, Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Burl, Elm
Exquisite monumental burled elm dining table designed by Paul Evans for Directional. The top rests on a curved rectangular base with chrome patchwork tiles. Top is eight feet long wi...
Paul Evans Ice Bucket Cityscape Brass Chrome Hi...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Barware
Steel
Paul Evans ice bucket cityscape brass chrome hinged, USA, 1970s. Rare bar accessory from Evans' iconic Cityscape series with brass and chromed steel patchwork design. Quality glass i...
Mid-Century Modern Cityscape Coffee Table by Pa...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Burl
Architectural coffee table from the Cityscape Series by Paul Evans. Cubist form with rare patchwork design in burled wood veneer offset by striking brass insets. Has square glass top...
Round Slate-Top Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Bronze, Slate, Steel
The table has a braised bronze and blackened steel base. The slate top rests upon a steel base which is attached to an apron and has a gold leaf trim. Original slate top.
Paul Evans Coffee Table
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Paul Evans coffee table signed and dated Measure: Base is 24" round.
Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets, PE-40A & P...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Steel, Gold Leaf, Slate, Wood, Paint
Paul Evans. Signed horizontal cabinet on plinth base with wall-hung cabinet. Single estate ownership. USA, circa 1972. Measures: 22 D x 72 W x 31 H in. 13.25 D x 24 W x 37 ...
Paul Evans Pair of "Argente" Cubes with Slate T...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Steel
Matched pair of Paul Evans "Argente" cubes / tables Studio works USA, circa 1970s Measure: 16 H x 15.5 W x 15.5 D in Welded steel and aluminium.
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom 96" Wall Unit, 1972
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Metal
Paul Evans "Argente" Triple Pilaster columns. Model PE119. USA, circa 1972. Welded steel, metal, glass. 55.25 H x 10.25 W (each) x 2.5 D in. 140.3 H x 26 W x 5.7 D cm. Overall widt...
Rare Cityscape Burlwood and Brass Console by Pa...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Brass, Wood
Rare and fantastic console from the Cityscape collection by Paul Evans for Directional, 1970s. Faceted forms in burl wood and polished brass create a dramatic sculptural quality. Fin...
Paul Evans Faceted Cityscape Brass and Wood Din...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
For your consideration is one of the most striking pieces of 1970s design — a faceted dining table by Paul Evans for Directional. Evans was one of the leaders of the American stud...
Paul Evans Matching Patchwork Mirror and Consol...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall Mirrors
Brass, Copper, Pewter, Slate
Matching "Patchwork" wall-mounted console and mirror in copper, brass and pewter by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1970s. Console has a slate top. Mirror: H 30 i...
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Wall Unit with Smoke...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Smoked Glass, Resin
Wall unit in sculpted bronze resin with smoke glass shelves by Paul Evans, American 1972 (signed on the bottom of the middle frame "PE 72").
King-Size "Canopy Headboard Pe-204" in Chrome b...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames
King-size "Canopy Headboard PE-204" in chrome with recessed lights and storage compartments by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, Cityscape collection, American, 1970s.
Paul Evans Hand Hammered and Patinated Copper S...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Copper, Glass
A sculptural hand-hammered verdigris copper coffee table with the original 3/4 in glass.  
1970s Paul Evans Brass and Chrome "Cityscape" F...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Floor Lamps
Brass, Chrome
Sculptural floor lamp from Evans' blockbuster "Cityscape" line for Directional Furniture, model PE-4014, circa 1970s. The square stem is supported by a V-shaped base and fe...
Paul Evans "Cityscape" Burl and Chrome Dining T...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Tables
Chrome
Grand-scale dining table from Paul Evans’ blockbuster "Cityscape" series for Directional Furniture, 1977 production. This is our favourite "Cityscape" design; without leaves, the sub...
Paul Evans Patchwork Console and Mirror, circa ...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Shelves
Slate, Copper, Pewter, Brass, Bronze
Stunning 1970s Paul Evans for Directional patchwork console and mirror. Each piece is clad in nailed-on patinated copper, brass and pewter panels arranged in a patchwork pattern. The...
1970s Paul Evans Slate-Top Patchwork Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Steel, Pewter, Slate, Wood
Brutalist patchwork coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970, is clad in nailed-on panels of patinated copper, brass and pewter with an inset top of thick, natural clef...
Paul Evans Burl Wooden Pedestal
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals and Columns
Paul Evans burl wooden pedestal.
Set of Six 1970s Cantilevered Dining Chairs by ...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
Set of six substantial dining chairs, two armchairs and four side chairs from Paul Evans' collection 77 for Directional. Chromed steel and new charcoal-gray wool upholstery. Dimensio...
Custom "Cityscape" Executive Desk by Paul Evans
Paul Evans, Directional
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Burl, Copper, Steel, Walnut
Rare monumental "Cityscape" executive desk designed by Paul Evans for Directional. Custom order with an outer anodized copper base, and interior titanium plated steel.
Exceptional Patchwork Flip-Top Bar Cabinet by P...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Bronze, Copper, Pewter
A stunning example of Paul Evans patchwork series for Directional. This studio piece by Paul Evans exemplifies the perfect melding of modernist design and superior metal craftsmanshi...
Paul Evans Black Upholstered Sofa, circa 1970s
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
Late Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans black upholstered sofa on chrome six-legged frame. Seating is tufted with buttons, the back consists of four removable fitted cushions.  
Paul Evans 23 kt Gold Leaf Trim Cabinet, 1965
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Metal
Early Paul Evans two-door cabinet with 23 karat gold leaf trim USA, 1965 Welded signature and date Paul Evans 65 Measures: 75 x 43 x 20 in Bronzed steel, wood, 23 karat gold leaf,...
Paul Evans Pyramid Cocktail or Coffee Table, PE...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Steel, Glass
Paul Evans cocktail table. Paul Evans Studio for Directional, USA, 1973. Welded and enameled steel, bronze and original glass. High colored welded cocktail table Welded signatur...
Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table, 1960s
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Slate
Paul Evans. Coffee table. Paul Evans Studio, USA, late 1960s. Steel, slate. Measures: 40 D x 16.5 H in, 101.6 D x 41.9 H cm.
Set of Six Dining Chairs by Paul Evans for Dire...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Chrome, Velvet
Stunning set of six chrome based dining chairs with biscuit tufted upholstery in a midnight blue velvet. Two of the chairs are slightly wider and are to be placed at the head of the ...
Paul Evans Dining Table Brass Steel Glass Crown...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Steel
Paul Evans dining table brass steel glass signed, USA, 1960s. Paul Evans welded steel "Crown of Thorns" dining table, PE 146, in very good original condition. Base retains original p...
Cityscape Table Lamp by Paul Evans for Directional
Directional, Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Chrome
The contrast between burl veneers and chrome-plated steel polished to a mirror finish make this Cityscape table lamp by Paul Evans for Directional exquisite. From the PE400 series. N...
Midcentury Paul Evans Burl Cityscape Table
Directional, Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Chrome, Wood, Burl
For your consideration is this wonderful side table comprised of polished steel and burl wood. Purchased directly from the original owner who had a large collection of Paul Evans and...
Paul Evans Studio CBP Copper, Brass, Pewter "Pa...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Copper, Pewter
Rare Paul Evans Studio Copper, Brass and Pewter CBP Patchwork Table Lamp. Copper and Brass Patchwork with splash on Pewter. Lamp features round nails as used in early Studio pieces. ...
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Resin Relief Brutali...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Table Lamps
Bronze
Early Sculptural Studio Table Lamp by Paul Evans in Bronze Resin. Shade shown for display only. (Shade size 12H x 15W). Architectural. Hand Crafted. Heavily sculpted. Three dimension...
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Floating Cabinet in ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Cabinets
Bronze, Leather, Epoxy Resin, Slate, Wood
A scarce Paul Evans floating console, model PE-40, in hand-sculptured bronze resin in the argente (silver) finish - - Dorsey Reading estimates that for every ten of the bronze finish...
Paul Evans Gunmetal Cityscape End Tables
Paul Evans
20th Century End Tables
Paul Evans gunmetal cityscape end tables. Signed.
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