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Paul Evans Building and Garden Elements

Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)
Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)

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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Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Signed Dated Brutalist Pedestal Display Stand, 70s
By Paul Evans
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent, Brutalist display pedestal stand, signed by Paul Evans, dated 1970. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 12" (1') sq x 25.5" H....
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Building and Garden Elements

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Wood

Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist 'Patchwork' Planter
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist modern 'Patchwork' planter in patinated copper and aluminum, 1970s.
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Building and Garden Elements

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Aluminum, Copper

Impressive Pair of Mid-Century Modern Original Paul Evans Cityscape Pedestals
By Paul Evans
Located in Hopewell, NJ
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.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Building and Garden Elements

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Chrome

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