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.

Monumental Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Monumental Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table by Paul...
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. ...
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Floating Cabinet in Argente Finish, 1969
Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Floating Cabinet in ...
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...
Paul Evans Gunmetal Cityscape End Tables
Paul Evans Gunmetal Cityscape End Tables
Paul Evans
20th Century End Tables
Paul Evans gunmetal cityscape end tables. Signed.
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...
Paul Evans Brutalist Stalagmite Bronze and Resin Base Dining Table, 1970, Signed
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 ...
1960s Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet
1960s Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Cabinets
Slate, Bronze, Steel
Paul Evans for Directional deep relief Brutalist cabinet with welded and polychromed steel doors in shades of red, gold, green and bronze; nailed-on dark patinated-bronze patchwork c...
1970s Paul Evans Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console
1970s Paul Evans Cityscape Wall-Mounted Console
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Shelves
Chrome
Two wall brackets with Cityscape chrome-plated steel patchwork cladding support a single 1/2-inch-thick glass shelf. Signed. A new shelf can easily be made to create a longer or shor...
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...
Paul Evans Bold Patchwork Mirror in Copper, Brass and Steel
Paul Evans Bold Patchwork Mirror in Copper, Bra...
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 handic...
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.
Paul Evans Welded Steel Cube Table
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Steel, Paint
Paul Evans welded steel cube table. Welded designs with painted colors or red, blue and gold. Slate top. Signed "PE 73".
Vintage Paul Evans 'Cityscape' Coffee Table, Mi...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Chrome
This vintage Paul Evans 'Cityscape' coffee table features the designer's signature polished chrome patchwork base with a thick, square glass top. The cubist base is signed by the ico...
Patchwork Burl Panel Cityscape Cocktail Table b...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Burl, Chrome, Steel
A large cocktail table from the cityscape collection with a patchwork pattern of veneers in burl wood to the top and polished chrome and brushed steel to the base. Signed 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 Brutalist Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite...
Paul Evans, Paul Evans Studio
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Steel, Glass
A stunning brutalist Paul Evans PE-128 coffee table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic cocktail table is comprised of a dark patinated...
Paul Evans Sculptural Wall Hung Cabinet, PE-42,...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel, Slate, Wood
Signed Paul Evans sculptured metal cabinet, bronze bas relief design. "Deep Relief" Paul Evans Studio for Directional, USA, 1967. Welded and enameled steel, wood, slate. Meas...
Early Wall-Mounted Cabinet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Bronze, Steel, Wood
A magnificent example of Evan's artistry. This early wall-mounted cabinet is torch-cut patinated steel with a polychromed interior with a giltwood drawer with a bronze pull. Unsigned.
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...
Paul Evans for Directional Shelf Brackets
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets
Chrome
Paul Evans shelf brackets. This set of three brackets are part of his iconic Cityscape collection for Directional. The set comes with three thick glass shelves. Each measures 12 x 48...
Paul Evans Burl Wood and Chrome Dining Table fo...
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Walnut, Burl
Iconic Paul Evan's dining race track dining table in dark matched burl top, with chrome base. The dark burl and highly stunning polished top, while designed almost 50 years ago is v...
Paul Evans Cube Lounge Chair in Alexander Girar...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A signed Paul Evans brass and burl wood patchwork cube swivel lounge chair upholstered in Alexander Girard fabric, circa 1970.
Mid-Century Paul Evans Patchwork Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
Mid-Century Paul Evans cocktail or coffee table. A patchwork comprised of patinated copper, brass, and pewter. Original beveled measure 35.5'' square 5/8'' thick glass top. In exc...
Paul Evans Cityscape Dining Table for Directional
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Elm
Paul Evans cityscape dining table for Directional. The table seats eight without leaves (29” H x 48-1/8” D x 96” L) and 12 with the two perfectly matching 15" leaves inserted, which ...
Paul Evans Large Race Track Dining Table, 1970s
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Burl
Large dining table with leaf in radiating walnut burl and black chrome by Paul Evans for directional furniture, American, 1970s (Signed, “Paul Evans” on base). 92 inches long with...
Paul Evans for Directional, 1971 Patchwork Bar ...
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 cas...
Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell Steel, Bras...
Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist More Desk Accessories
Steel, Walnut, Brass, Cherry
Early collaborative Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell handcrafted torch cut metal bell. Featuring a hand worked rectangular Iron bell form, circular Brass details with stacked waln...
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 simu...
Paul Evans Phillip Lloyd Powell Table Lamp Waln...
Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Pewter, Walnut
Paul Evans Phillip Lloyd PowellTable Lamp Walnut Pewter USA 1950's. Paul Evans, metal sculptor, and woodworker Powell collaborated and shared a retail home furnishings showroom in Ne...
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 Wall-Mounted Cityscape Cabinets
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Steel, Wood, Chrome
Paul Evans wall-mounted Cityscape cabinets. Manufactured by Paul Evans Studio for Directional, circa 1975. This piece is signed. The chrome-plated steel cityscape detail continues on...
Paul Evans Brutalist Coffee Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze, Glass
Paul Evans Studio-sculpted bronze coffee table. Vertical planes featuring different decorative motifs. Measures: Base without glass (approximate) 41" x 24" x 15.5" high. Signed [P...
Rare Chrome Patchwork Cityscape Table by Paul E...
Directional, Paul Evans
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...
Paul Evans "Deep Relief Credenza", 1967 'Signed'
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Cabinets
Steel, Slate, Wood, Paint
Hand-welded steel "Deep Relief Credenza" with soft luxe coloration on doors and two inset slate slab tops by Paul Evans, American, 1967 (signed and dated “Paul Evans 67”). This piece...
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.
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 ...
Paul Evans Burl and Brass Breakfront Sideboard ...
Paul Evans, Directional
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
This beautiful three-piece vintage breakfront features backlit display cases with glass shelves paired with a spacious centre cabinet for concealed storage. Stunning burl wood marque...
Paul Evans Brushed Aluminum and Polished Steel ...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Steel, Nickel
Large 1970s Paul Evans Cityscape Brushed Aluminum and Polished Steel Tower Table Lamp. Featuring a rectangular form, square base, Brushed Aluminum and reflective Polished Steel verti...
Paul Evans Bold Patchwork Mirror in Copper, Bra...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Wall Mirrors
Brass, Copper, Pewter
A beautifully crafted patchwork mirror in patinated and copper, brass, and pewter by American Craft movement master Paul Evans. Poised between handicraft and industrial design, this ...
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.
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...
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 inche...
Mixed Metals Patchwork Series and Vermont Slate...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Slate
The slate top inset into a Parsons form table covered in strips and sheets of various metals.
American Modern Burled Walnut and Pewter Citysc...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
The body overall with burled walnut patchwork, with two drawer compartments flanked by two central pencil drawers the legs and base all in pewter patchwork, signed Paul Evans, 1972.
Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Table Lamps, PE 40...
Paul Evans
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Chrome, Burl
Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape table lamps, PE 400 series, each one of substantial form with chrome and burl marquetry decoration. New wiring. Each lamps stands 22" height to the top o...
Sculpted and Patinated Bronze Buffet by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Buffets
Rare sculpted and patinated bronze buffet by Paul Evans fitted with four-cabinet doors and typical inset slate top.       
Set of Six Dining Chairs by Paul Evans for Dire...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Velvet, Chrome
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 ...
Stunning Paul Evans Cityscape Brass Chrome Patc...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Chrome
Fabulous Paul Evans for Directional brass and chromed steel coffee table consisting of two sculptural bases supporting an over sized glass top. This particular table is not signed bu...
Paul Evans "Skyline" Dining Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Burl
Paul Evans cityscape for directional dining table. Chrome-plated steel and burled wood base, with 3/4" float Glass top glass. Top can be replaced for site specific use. Signed pla...
Paul Evans Directional Oval Dining Table, 1975
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
A gorgeous burl walnut dining table designed by Paul Evans for Directional, 1975. Verified by Dorsey Reading as "Lacquered burl walnut veneered top, brushed, nickel-plated steel over...
Paul Evans Floating Cityscape Shelf and Mongoli...
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 ...
Signed Paul Evans Cityscape Chrome and Brass Co...
Paul Evans
Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Chrome
A brass and chromed steel coffee table consisting of two sculptural bases supporting a glass top by Paul Evans. American, Circa 1970's Signed as original Paul Evans. In Stock.
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...
Rare Set of Ten Paul Evans Mahogany and Leather...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Comprised of two arms and eight sides, the tufted leather upholstered seat above square flat slatted backs and legs on large casters- labels to underside Paul Evans, Paul Evans studi...
Paul Evans Tree Trunk Table Model #109
Paul Evans
Vintage 1960s Tables
Bronze
A naturalistic form in bronze-sculpted resin and wood. Illustrated in the directional sculpted metal collection catalog.
Paul Evans Cityscape Table
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Chrome
Brass and chrome cityscape table, model no PE 231. Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. Signed "Paul Evans". Versatile scale, can be used as side table or coffee table.
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 panel...
Paul Evans “Cityscape” Burl Wood & Chrome Dinin...
Directional, Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Glass, Chrome, Walnut, Burl
Designer: Paul Evans Manufacturer: Directional Country of origin: United States Date of manufacture: 1970-1979 Materials: Burl walnut, chrome steel, original glass top Period st...
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...
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