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.

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Paul Evans Midcentury Cityscape Mirror

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Midcentury Cityscape Mirror
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Metal, Mirror
Paul Evans Mid-Century Modern Cityscape mirror. The piece is in good vintage condition.
Paul Evans, "Cityscape" Group of Eight Dining Chairs, White Fabric, circa 1970
Paul Evans, "Cityscape" Group of Eight Dining Chai...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mirror, Wood, Fabric
A set of eight "Cityscape" dining chairs in mirror sheet metal and fabric. The group consists of two armchairs and six regular chairs, all mounted on castors. This set of dining chairs ...
Paul Evans City Scape Sideboard in Burlwood

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans City Scape Sideboard in Burlwood
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Glass, Wood, Burl
Paul Evans, cabinet model PE4, in burl, wood and glass, United States, 1970s. Burl sideboard by American designer Paul Evans. This cabinet shows a patchwork motive of olive burl woo...
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Paul Evans cityscape king-size bed headboard.
Paul Evans Pewter, Brass and Copper Patchwork Cocktail Table, circa 1970s

By Directional, Paul Evans
Paul Evans Pewter, Brass and Copper Patchwork Cock...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Copper, Glass, Pewter
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 top is 42"...
Monumental Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Monumental Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Ev...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Glass, Resin, Wood
Paul Evans (1931–1987) An exceptional sculpted Brutalist coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional, with a bronzed and vigorously textured base and a thick 3/4 inch glass top. Th...
Paul Evans Argente Mirror and Console

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Argente Mirror and Console
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Aluminum
Rare Paul Evans argente mirror and console with slate top. Console is wall-mounted. Both pieces are signed. Dated 1972. Please inquire for additional images. Mirror measures 30 inches X...
Paul Evans Large Argente Cabinet PE-43

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Large Argente Cabinet PE-43
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American American Modern Cabinets
Aluminum
Large "Argente" cabinet model PE-43 in welded and patinated aluminum with two full height doors by Paul Evans, American, 1968 (welded signature “Paul Evans 68”on bottom edge). Interior ...
Paul Evans Faceted Burl and Brass Credenza, 1970s

By Paul Evans, Directional
Paul Evans Faceted Burl and Brass Credenza, 1970s
Paul Evans, Directional
Vintage 1970s American Modern Credenzas
Brass, Burl, Lacquer
Exceptional credenza model PE-366, faceted in walnut burl and brass with brown lacquered top, by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1970s. This is an exceptional and iconic ...
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Floating Cabinet in Argente Finish, 1969

By Directional, Paul Evans
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Floating Cabinet in Arg...
Directional, 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 ex...
Paul Evans Custom Patchwork Dining Table

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Custom Patchwork Dining Table
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Copper, Pewter
An amazing vintage Paul Evans custom patchwork dining table. It has two large 24" wide leaves. Table as configured with the two leaves installed measures 102" wide x 54" deep. Table can...
Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets, PE-40A & PE-39, 1972

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets, PE-40A & PE-3...
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 H i...
Paul Evans Credenza/Bar

By Directional, Paul Evans
Paul Evans Credenza/Bar
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Chrome
Cityscape by Paul Evans Studio for Directional. Brass and chrome credenza. Features flip-up top serving section, two adjustable shelves. Portions restored [Signed Paul Evans].
Paul Evans Copper, Brass and Pewter Cocktail Table, 1971
Paul Evans Copper, Brass and Pewter Cocktail Table...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Copper, Pewter
A special order copper, brass and pewter cocktail table by Paul Evans. New Hope, PA 1971.
Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Base Dining Table ...
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 and...
Rare Cityscape Burlwood and Brass Console by Paul ...
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. Finish...
Paul Evans Faceted Cityscape Brass and Wood Dining Table
Paul Evans Faceted Cityscape Brass and Wood Dining...
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 studio ...
Paul Evans Handcrafted "Patchwork" Ice Bucket, 1970s

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Handcrafted "Patchwork" Ice Bucket, 197...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Platters and Serveware
Brass, Copper, Pewter, Plastic, Wood
"Patchwork" ice bucket in copper, brass and pewter with plastic insert with wood base by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1970s.
1973 Paul Evans Floating Cabinet

By Paul Evans
1973 Paul Evans Floating Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Cabinets
A stunning Paul Evans cabinet or credenza adorned in figural burl veneer and mirrored chrome tiles at the back. The cabinet is lifted from the ground on a well proportioned platform bas...
Paul Evans Important and Rare Welded Coffee Table, 1973 'Signed and Dated'
Paul Evans Important and Rare Welded Coffee Table,...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel
Important and rare coffee table, welded and patinated steel with color pigments, gold and glass top by Paul Evans, American 1973 (signed “Paul Evans 73’ on side). This is an exceptional...
Sculpture by Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
Sculpture by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Modern 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 "Argente" Custom 96" Wall Unit, 1972

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom 96" Wall Unit, 1972
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Metal, Aluminum, Steel, Glass
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 width 9...
Paul Evans Cityscape Style Mid-Century Modern Bar

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Cityscape Style Mid-Century Modern Bar
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Chrome, Slate
This Paul Evans Cityscape bar features a polished chrome and brass exterior accompanied by a beautiful slate top and two large storage compartments. Please confirm item location (NY or ...
Six Paul Evans Cantilevered Chairs

By Paul Evans
Six Paul Evans Cantilevered Chairs
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
A wonderful set of six Paul Evans chrome cantilever dining chairs. There are two arm chairs and four side chairs. Two have been newly upholstered in a contemporary cotton fabric simulat...
Paul Evans Bronzed Resin Coffee Table

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Bronzed Resin Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze
A fine example from the sculptured metal collection Signed and dated. Priced to sell!
Set of Six Dining Chairs by Paul Evans for Directional

By Paul Evans
Set of Six Dining Chairs by Paul Evans for Directi...
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 tab...
Paul Evans Cityscape Series Illuminated Headboard

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Cityscape Series Illuminated Headboard
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
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 there ...
Mid-Century Modern Cityscape Coffee Table by Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
Mid-Century Modern Cityscape Coffee Table by Paul ...
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 wi...
Midcentury Paul Evans "Patchwork" Table in Patinated Copper, Bronze & Pewter
Midcentury Paul Evans "Patchwork" Table in Patinat...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Copper, Pewter
This rare and iconic "Patchwork" table was realized by the celebrated midcentury designer Paul Evans, circa 1970. It features a rectilinear frame in hand embellished patinated copper, b...
Paul Evans for Directional, 1971 Patchwork Bar Cabinet

By Directional, Paul Evans
Paul Evans for Directional, 1971 Patchwork Bar Cab...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Copper, Pewter
Designed by Paul Evans for Directional. Patchwork mixed metals cabinet consisting of Copper, Brass and Pewter. Black interior with flip-top and two cabinet doors with shelves. On caster...
Burr and Chrome Paul Evans Cityscape Extendable Di...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century Dining Room Tables
A Paul Evans (1931-1987) designed Burr and Chrome Extendable Dining Table produced for Directional 1970s Part of his Chrome 200 series most commonly known as the Cityscape Collection, ...
Paul Evans Floating Cityscape Shelf and Mongolian Sheepskin Stool

By Directional, Paul Evans
Paul Evans Floating Cityscape Shelf and Mongolian ...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Sheepskin, Glass, Chrome
Floating shelf and stool set designed by Paul Evans for Directional USA, circa 1970s chrome and glass with the stool reupholstered in Mongolian sheepskin shelf 12 ½” H x 46”...
Brutalist Modern Loveseat by Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
Brutalist Modern Loveseat by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
This unique vintage love seat features patchwork hammered metal construction, and makes a substantial and impressive addition to any seating situation. Unique leather covered cushions a...
Table Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
Table Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Dining Room Tables
Walnut
Sublime table by Paul Evans Cityscape series Walnut wood with brass and steel legs, circa 1975 214 x 122 x 75 cm In a perfect state
Impressive Pair of Mid-Century Modern Original Pau...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals and Columns
Chrome, Burl
Spectacular pair of Paul Evans cityscape square display pedestals. Made of burl wood and brushed chrome tile panels, pedestals are like pieces of art themselves. Signed.
Paul Evans Bold Patchwork Mirror in Copper, Brass ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall Mirrors
Steel, Mirror, Brass, Copper
Paul Evans (1931–1987). A beautifully crafted patchwork mirror in patinated and welded copper, brass, and steel by American Craft movement master Paul Evans. Poised between handicraf...
Paul Evans, Dining Table, Model PE 24

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans, Dining Table, Model PE 24
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel
Sculpted steel, model PE 24 dining table bases by Paul Evans for Directional. The bases feature Paul Evans masterful designs, polychrome technique and patchwork. Glass top is not incl...
Paul Evans 220 Free Form Cast Aluminum Dish, Circa...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Bowls and Baskets
Aluminum
Rare 1960 Paul Evans Cast Aluminium 220 Moon Crater Brutalist Accessory Dish. Bowl. Marked 220
Paul Evans Brushed Aluminum and Polished Steel "Ci...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Steel, Nickel
Large 1970s Paul Evans cityscape Brushed Aluminum and Polished Steel Table Lamp. Featuring a rectangular form, square base, Brushed Aluminum and reflective Polished Steel vertical panel...
Paul Evans for Directional Sculpted Bronze Resin B...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Glass
Paul Evans PE-101 Sculpted Metal Collection Bronze Resin Cylinder Coffee Table, Occasional Table. Produced exclusively for Directional. Round sculpted Bronze base 3.5-4 D x 24. Shown wi...
Paul Evans Argente for Directional Aluminium and Slate Wall Mount Shelf

By Directional, Paul Evans, Paul Evans Studio
Paul Evans Argente for Directional Aluminium and S...
Directional, Paul Evans, Paul Evans Studio
Vintage 1960s Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Slate, Aluminum
Rare, Paul Evans for Directional Argente wall mount console table in aluminium with dark charcoal Grey slate surface. Featuring flowing hand welded aluminium patterns. A limited product...
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Resin Relief Brutalist ...
Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Table Lamps
Bronze
Early Studio Table Lamp by Paul Evans in Bronze Resin. Shade shown for display only. (Shade size 12H x 15W). Sculptural. Brutalist. Architectural. Heavily sculpted. Three dimensional re...
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Lounge Chairs

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Lounge Chairs
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Bronze, Mohair
Rare lounge chairs by Paul Evans, circa 1968. Sculpted bronze frames with new mohair upholstery.
Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Cityscape Credenza
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Chrome
Brass and chrome patchwork sideboard by Paul Evans for Directional. Signed "Paul Evans". This piece is in excellent condition.
Paul Evans Double Zig Zag Coffee Table

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Double Zig Zag Coffee Table
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Large double zig zag pedestal coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional. Model PE-11. Sculpted and welded metal patchwork. Bronze patina accented by primary colors. New glass top.
Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Coffee Table

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Coffee Table
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome
We are proud to offer this polished chrome patchwork coffee table. Designed by Paul Evans for Directional, from the Cityscape line. Fully restored. Polished top with new chrome panels o...
Paul Evans, Wallhanging Pair of Mirrored "Cityscape" Cabinets, circa 1970
Paul Evans, Wallhanging Pair of Mirrored "Cityscap...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Mirror, Wood
A pair of wallhanging "Cityscape" cabinets. These cabinet where ordered as a pair by original owner along with a Cityscape dining group consisting of a table and eight dining chairs (al...
Large Paul Evans Slate-Top Patchwork Coffee Table

By Paul Evans
Large Paul Evans Slate-Top Patchwork Coffee Table
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Large Paul Evans slate-top patchwork coffee table.
Custom "Cityscape" Executive Desk by Paul Evans

By Paul Evans, Directional
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.
Signed Mid-Century Paul Evans Burl Patchwork Dining Table

By Directional, Paul Evans
Signed Mid-Century Paul Evans Burl Patchwork Dinin...
Directional, Paul Evans
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Burl
Top of the line handcrafted burlwood table. Other designers produced burl Parsons tables such as Milo Baughman and Leon Rosen however, Paul Evans added his signature patchwork design th...
Paul Evans Custom Chrome Clad Nightstands

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Custom Chrome Clad Nightstands
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Completely clad in chrome with black laminate tops. Marked "PE special" on underside.
Mid Century Paul Evans Hammered Metal Console Table

By Paul Evans
Mid Century Paul Evans Hammered Metal Console Tabl...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Console Tables
Brass, Copper, Pewter
Mid century console table with a mixed metal patchwork of copper, brass and pewter by Paul Evans.
Midcentury Paul Evans Hammered Metal Console Table

By Paul Evans
Midcentury Paul Evans Hammered Metal Console Table...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Console Tables
Brass, Copper, Pewter
Midcentury console table with a mixed metal patchwork of copper, brass and pewter by Paul Evans.
Cityscape Console by Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
Cityscape Console by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Console Tables
Brass, Walnut
Cityscape console in brass and walnut signed Paul Evans.
Cityscape Cabinet by Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
Cityscape Cabinet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Cabinets
Brass, Chrome, Wood
A cityscape cabinet in chromed steel and brass with one adjustable shelf and etched signature by Paul Evans (1931-1987). American, Circa 1970's
Paul Evans Studio Sculpted Bronze Armchair

By Paul Evans
Paul Evans Studio Sculpted Bronze Armchair
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs
Upholstery
A sculpted bronze over plywood armchair by Paul Evans. American, circa 1969 This rare armchair is in stock. This work is unique. This chair was designed for Directional as a pa...
Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Coffee Table & New Glass Top, circa 1973
Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Coffee Table & New...
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 is e...
Paul Evans Cityscape Cocktail Coffee Table 1970s M...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Chrome
Mid-Century Modern cityscape coffee table by Paul Evans has a square glass top with chrome and brass base. Measurement of glass on is 36 inches by 36 inches Measurement of base is 29 ...