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.

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Patchwork Metal Table by Paul Evans for Directiona...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Copper, Pewter, Slate
A beautiful table with signature metal patchwork crafted by Paul Evans in 1970s for Directional. Metal veneer consists of a variety of material such as copper, hammered brass and splash...
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Canopy Bed
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Canopy Bed
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Canopy Bed
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Chrome
Cityscape king-size canopy bed by Paul Evans for Directional. Chrome patchwork frame with internal curtain rails. Signed "Paul Evans."
Exotic Patchwork Wood Dining Table by Paul Evans f...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Wood
Designed, circa 1970 by Paul Evans for Directional, this distinct table is a remarkable and rare find. An alluring, patchwork tabletop with a checkered collage of exotic woods sits on t...
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom Wall Unit, 1972
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom Wall Unit, 1972
The Exchange Int
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom Wall Unit, 1972
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Glass, Metal, Steel
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...
Monumental Trio of Brutalist Candlesticks in the m...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Candle Holders
Steel
Monumental Trio of Brutalist Candlesticks in the manner of Paul Evans. Condition is excellent. Dimensions: 5.5" x 4.25" x 19". 7.5"x 5" x 19". 9" x 8" x 19". We offer free reg...
Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Unit Patchwork Burl, Bra...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Brass, Burl, Glass
Hard to find four vertical element example. Each vertical has brass supports, which hold the horizontal plate glass shelves (all original). The base has a cut away configuration, to a...
Fabulous Chrome and Burl Cityscape Lamps by Paul E...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Burl, Chrome
Fabulous Chrome and burl cityscape brutalist lamps by Paul Evans for Directional, 1970s. Lamps are in good vintage condition with normal wear less one corner that has been dented. We...
Rare Table Lighter and Ashtray Smoking Set by Paul...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Brass, Copper, Pewter
Rare Table Lighter and Ashtray Smoking Set by Paul Evans, 1970s. We offer free regular deliveries to NYC and Philadelphia area. Delivery to DC, MD, CT and MA are available if schedul...
Chrome Cityscape Mirror by Paul Evans for Directio...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Chrome
Chrome cityscape mirror by Paul Evans, signed,circa 1970. We offer free delivery to NYC and Philadelphia area. Delivery to DC, MD, CT and MA are available if schedule permits please ...
Very Rare and Early Cast Bronze Enamel Tray by Pau...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Bronze, Enamel
Very Rare and Early Cast Bronze Enamel Tray by Paul Evans Studio, New Hope 1956. The only other example of this piece we have seen is documented in the Paul Evans book. Excellent vintag...
Paul Evans Welded Steel and Bronze Brutalist Patch...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Steel
Fantastic design, heavy and substantial coffee table designed by Paul Evans for directional. Comprised of decorated and welded steel rectangles and cube structures, bronze and steel wel...
Great "Cityscape" Floor Lamp by Paul Evans for Dir...
Directional, Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Chrome
A great 1970s "Cityscape" brass and chrome patchwork floor lamp designed by Paul Evans for Directional. Measures: Lamp is 46" H x 7" D x 12" W. Lamp with shade is 62" H. .
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
Classic Modern Design
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Paul Evans cityscape king-size bed headboard.
Paul Evans Cityscape Side Table
Paul Evans Cityscape Side Table
Grinard Collection
Paul Evans Cityscape Side Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Chrome
Paul Evans cityscape side table.
Paul Evans "Stalagmite" Dining Table, 1972
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Dining Room Tables
Large Brutalist style dining table, stalagmite base signed PE 72. Model PE 102 by Paul Evans for Directional. Base is made of steel covered with resin bronze texture. Dimensions: 48"...
Large "Argente" Cabinet Model PE-43 by Paul Evans
Large "Argente" Cabinet Model PE-43 by Paul Evans
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Large "Argente" Cabinet Model PE-43 by Paul Evans...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Rare and exceptional large "Argente" cabinet model PE-43 with two full height doors by Paul Evans, American, 1968 (signed “Paul Evans 68”on bottom edge). Interior lacquered green and in...
Pair of Armchairs in Tesselated Brass and Chrome b...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Pair of upholstered armchairs with frames in tesselated brass and chrome by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, Cityscape collection, American, 1970s. They are currently upholstered ...
Studio-Made Pedestal Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Crescent-shaped base of welded and patinated steel. Abstract patterns and colors, signed, "PE 68." Circular glass top.
Paul Evans Brass "Cityscape" Coffee Table, Signed
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood
A vintage brass coffee and cocktail table (base only), produced by Paul Evans in the 1970s in his iconic 'cityscape' style. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear and patina, ...
Paul Evans Pyramid Cocktail or Coffee Table, PE 14...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American American Craftsman Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Glass, Steel
Paul Evans cocktail table. Paul Evans Studio for Directional, USA, 1973. Welded and enameled steel, bronze and glass. High colored welded cocktail table and signed {Paul Evan...
Chrome Cityscape Mirror by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Chrome, Mirror
Chrome Cityscape mirror, designed by Paul Evans for Directional, American, circa 1960s. It is signed on one of the panels. See last detail photo. The chrome exhibits some age spotting, ...
Early Paul Evans Studio 99" Forged Front Cabinet, ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Bronze, Gold Leaf, Metal, Paint, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans Studio Forge Front cabinet, Published and exhibited example. USA, 1964. Lacquered and gilt steel, gold leaf, wood, slate. Measures: 99 W x 22 D x 24 H inches. Early ...
Paul Evans Brass Cityscape Sofas
Paul Evans Brass Cityscape Sofas
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Brass Cityscape Sofas
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Brass
Glamorous pair of brass Cityscape settees by Paul Evans. Paul Evans studio, circa 1978. Model PE 248-love sofa.
Paul Evans Cityscape Gunmetal and Brass Floating M...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass
A stunning signed Paul Evans mounted wall console with drawer. This piece is meant to "float" on a wall with a mirror mounted to the side or above. A stunning piece of art that is also ...
Paul Evans Welded Steel 1967 Cocktail Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Steel
Rare Paul Evans welded steel coffee table. Signed "PE 67."
1970s Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Table L...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps
An original Paul Evans burl wood and chrome Cityscape lamp. Very chic and modern new custom-made light tan linen square shade. (Shade 18' x 18") Orig chrome finial. From a vintage celeb...
Paul Evans Cityscape Desk from Directional Furnitu...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Steel, Walnut
Walnut Cityscape desk by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture. Although unsigned, this desk is documented to be item PE-7346. Each side has two storage drawers and a file drawer. Left s...
Paul Evans Media Cabinet
Paul Evans Media Cabinet
The Silver Fund
Paul Evans Media Cabinet
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Lacquer, Metal
Paul Evans media cabinet, large lower cabinet with two large central doors above two smaller doors at bottom, large central doors conceal TV storage area lower doors conceal shelving, r...
Rare Welded Patchwork Steel Urn
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Urns
A rare welded patchwork steel urn by Paul Evans, USA, circa 1970s. A welded urn with tri-foot base in patchwork steel. Oxidized polychrome patina. A rare and sculptural object by Evans ...
Brutalist Paul Evans Cityscape Burl wood and Chrom...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Brutalist Tables
Chrome, Wood
A Brutalist Paul Evans Cityscape burl wood and chrome coffee or cocktail table, circa 1970. Measures base: 18.5 x 18 x 16 H. Glass: 24 x 24..
Paul Evans Directional Cityscape Table Lamp
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Table Lamps
Brass, Chrome, Steel
1970s brass and chrome patchwork lamp by Paul Evans for Directional. Patchwork chrome-plated steel and brass construction. Newly rewired with double socket. Takes two standard bulbs. La...
Paul Evans Sculpture Front Wall Cabinet
Paul Evans Sculpture Front Wall Cabinet
Modern Drama
Paul Evans Sculpture Front Wall Cabinet
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel
Paul Evans "sculpture front" wall cabinet with welded signature Paul Evans 64 and Dorsey Reading's fabrication mark. Lacquered and gilt steel. Executed by Paul Evans Studio, New Hope, P...
Paul Evans Coffee Table
Paul Evans Coffee Table
Adam Edelsberg
Paul Evans Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
From Paul Evans studio comes this torch cut and patinated steel coffee table with original hand-hewn slate top. A rarely seen design from Evan's New Hope studio production.
Rare and Exceptional Large Studio Coffee Table by ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rare and exceptional large studio coffee table, hand-welded and colored and also with bronze resin, by Paul Evans, American, 1971 (signed "Paul Evans 71"). This is a wonderful example o...
Fabulous Paul Evans Metal Patchwork Coffee Table w...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
Very handsome Paul Evans patchwork metal coffee table. The top has a textured piece of heavy slate in wonderful vintage condition. The base is a variety of metals patchworked together t...
Phillip Lloyd Powell/Paul Evans Carved Walnut Wall...
Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Bronze, Felt, Giltwood, Steel, Walnut
Chip carved walnut bar cabinet by Phillip Lloyd Powell, USA, circa 1962. New Hope, PA Studio. Measure: 16.5 x 53 x 15 inches. 41.9 x 134.6 x 38 cm. Paul Evans hardware, walnu...
Paul Evans Studio Hanging Light, USA, circa 1969
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze, Metal
Paul Evans Studio Hanging light, USA, circa 1969. Welded and torch cut steel, Studio produced custom and probably unique, four large bulbs can equal 600 watts or more. Signed and date...
Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Dining Table ...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Rare Paul Evans for Directional "Cityscape" dining table/executive desk with patchwork style polished brass and chrome pedestals under glass top. Signed.
Paul Evans for Directional Faceted Credenza, circa...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Lacquer, Sheet Metal
Paul Evans for Directional faceted credenza, circa 1970s. Yellow lacquer top with a few spots. Rare piece in original condition.
Custom Pierced-Front Wall-Hanging Cabinet by Paul ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel, Ivory, Paint
A custom Paul Evans studio pierced-front bi fold two-door cabinet with provenance from the original owner, purchased from the Evans studio in the early 1960s in New Hope, PA. Pierced...
Paul Evans, Unique Studio Steel Disc Bar, USA, 196...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Steel
This powerful wall-mounted sculpture and bar is the first ever Disc Bar created by Paul Evans. Signed and dated 1968, it is the very piece that inspired his Disc Bar series for Directio...
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom King Bed, Usa, circa 1968
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom King Bed, Usa, circa 1968
Todd Merrill 20th Century
Paul Evans "Argente" Custom King Bed, Usa, circa 1...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Beds
This rare king-sized canopy bed, nearly 8 feet (or 2.3 m) tall, is a paragon of Paul Evan’s Argente series and is the only one of its kind. It uniquely showcases the Argente motif with ...
Rare Paul Evans Studio 80" Upright Forge Front Cab...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Paint, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. Upright forge front cabinet. One of one. No other exists. Paul Evans studio, USA, circa 1969. 80 H x 45 W x 25 D inches. Two doors conceal storage. Welded and...
Paul Evans Studio Forge Front Wall 72" Hung Cabine...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Copper, Gold Leaf, Metal, Paint, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans wall hung cabinet. Paul Evan Studio. Brass, copper, steel, paint, gold leaf elements, USA, circa 1973. Measures: 182 x 60 x 62.2 cm. Signed and dated [Paul Evans...
Side Table by Paul Evans
Side Table by Paul Evans
Archive 20th Century
Side Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Brutalist Side Tables
Brass, Slate, Steel
Side table by Paul Evans.
Paul Evans Patchwork Cityscape Wall Hanging Mirror...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Paul Evans patchwork cityscape wall hanging mirror. Can change back hanger and can hang vertical or horizontal.
Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table, 1960s
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Slate, Steel
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.
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 Studio Cabinet, Model PE 40A
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American American Craftsman Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Paint, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. cabinet, model PE 40A. Paul Evans studio for Directional, USA, 1972. Welded and patinated steel, slate. Measure: 72 W x 23 D x 31 H inches.
Early Paul Evans Studio Cabinet, circa 1963
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Felt, Slate, Steel, Wood
Paul Evans. Wall mounted cabinet. New Hope, PA, circa 1963. Welded steel, slate, wood, felt. Four bi-fold doors, single slate top, two removable/adjustable interior shelves. ...
Paul Evans Slate-Top Patchwork Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Pewter, Slate, Steel, Wood, Brass, Bronze, Copper
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 cleft s...
Pair of Chrome Cityscape Armchairs by Paul Evans f...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome, Upholstery, Wood
Pair of Cityscape armchairs (model PE-241) with chrome patchwork bases by Paul Evans for Directional, ca. 1970s.
Paul Evans "Cityscape" Sideboard for Directional i...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Brass, Chrome, Wood
Beautiful sideboard or credenza designed by Paul Evans as part of his "Cityscape" series and manufactured for Directional. The piece is made of wood embossed in brass and chrome shee...
Burl Wood Patchwork Table by Paul Evans
Burl Wood Patchwork Table by Paul Evans
Tishu Gallery
Burl Wood Patchwork Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Side Tables
Wood, Burl
Fantastic cube cityscape side table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. Made of patchwork of burl wood with dramatic grains, in contrast with high glossy black lacquered top and...
Paul Evans for Directional Set of Eight Dining Cha...
Paul Evans
North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of eight burnt orange on chrome leg chairs by Paul Evans for Directional. Chrome and foam/cushions are in good condition but would benefit from being reupholstered. The dimensions a...
Paul Evans, Welded Steel Deep Relief Console, USA,...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Credenzas
An outstanding example of an Evans' welded steel sculptural designs, this unique console is rendered in a polychrome steel, patinated bronze, cleft slates, and wood. Exquisite jewel-ton...
Large Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Large sculpted bronze coffee table by Paul Evans. Base is signed and dated 1973.
Rare Paul Evans Bronzed Resin and Aluminum Planter...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Planters and Jardinieres
Resin, Steel, Wood
An unusual design incorporating bronzed resin and individually Sgraffito aluminum panels. Signed PE "71" on the base
Paul Evans Matched Pair of Cabinets, PE-40A & PE-3...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Gold Leaf, Paint, Slate, Steel, Wood
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 Chrome Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console w...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Modern Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors
Chrome, Mirror
A Paul Evans cityscape wall-mounted console and mirror with chrome panels or patchwork, circa 1970. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.