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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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Paul Evans Rare "Cityscape" Desk Lamp in Tessellated Chrome, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
"Cityscape" table lamp in tessellated polished chrome, model PE-4005, designed by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1970's. The lamps from this series are rare.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Chrome

Paul Evans Sculptural Floor Lamp in Tessellated Chrome and Brass, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell Table Lamp, Walnut and Pewter
By Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell table lamp, walnut and pewter. Medium scale collaboration table lamp. Paul Evans, metal sculptor, and woodworker Powell collaborated and shared a ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Pewter

Paul Evans Dual Metal "Cityscape" Floor Lamp
By Paul Evans
Located in North Miami, FL
The Paul Evans cityscape floor lamp is patchwork or random tile patterning of the mixed metals of chrome-plated and brass-plated. This Evans floor lamp is iconic. The brass-plated pa...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Chrome, Brass

Paul Evans, Sculpted Steel Floor Lamp, USA
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic example of an early, commissioned sculptural steel lamp by Paul Evans, the L-shaped lamp’s square obelisk body is formed from rectilinear sections of welded steel with al...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Steel

Paul Evans Mixed Metal Skyscraper Table Lamp
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Skyscraper mixed metal table lamp with dimmer by Paul Evans. Has been freshly rewired. The dimmer surrounds the stem near the neck and turns clockwise/counter clockwise to adjust the...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Metal

Paul Evans "Cityscape" Floor Lamp
By Paul Evans
Located in Toronto, ON
A fabulous Cityscape floor lamp in chrome plated steel and brass by American Iconic designer Paul Evans for Directional furniture company, USA.
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Paul Evans Studio CBP Copper, Brass, Pewter "Patchwork" Table Lamp, 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Paul Evans Studio Handcrafted CBP Patchwork Table Lamp in Copper, Brass and Pewter. Featuring round nails as seen in early Studio pieces. Colorful Copper and Brass Patchwork with Pew...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Resin Relief Brutalist Table Lamp, Early 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Early handcrafted Studio Table Lamp by Paul Evans in Bronze Resin. Featuring classic heavily sculpted three dimensional relief. Shade shown for display only. (12H x 15W). 21 H to to...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Lighting

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Bronze

Paul Evans Brushed Aluminum and Polished Steel "Cityscape" Table Lamp, 1970's
By Paul Evans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Large Cityscape Brushed Aluminum and Polished Steel Tower Table Lamp by Paul Evans. Featuring a rectangular form with Brushed Aluminum and Polished Steel vertical panels. 21H to top...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Paul Evans Lighting

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Aluminum, Steel, Nickel

Pair of Brass "Cityscape" Paul Evans Lamps
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass "Cityscape" table lamps by Paul Evans Measurements of just the lamp: 6" x 6" x 25".
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Late 20th Century American Paul Evans Lighting

Paul Evans Axis Lamp
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Cityscape by Paul Evans Studio for Directional brass and chrome cantilever desk lamp.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Cityscape Brass Table Lamp Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A brass patchwork cityscape table lamp designed by Paul Evans for Directional circa 1970s. Model PE-4001, the bespoken lamp showcases an architectural form and stands defying gravity...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Brass

Cityscape Floor Lamp by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A floor lamp in Cityscape series designed and made by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. In a minimalistic cubic form with chrome and brass patchwork surface, the lamp is one o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Chrome, Brass

Cityscape table lamp Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A table lamp in Cityscape series designed and made by Paul Evans for Directional circa 1970s. In a minimalistic cubic letter "T" form with chrome and brass patchwork surface, the lam...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Beautiful Paul Evans Floor Lamp
By Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Paul Evans Floor Lamp 51" Height without harp or shade Base: 12" x 12" Top: 7" x 7"
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20th Century American Paul Evans Lighting

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Metal

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Pair of Cityscape Burl and Stainless Table Lamps by Paul Evans
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Paul Evans for Directional Brutalist Welded Patchwork Table Lamp, circa 1960
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Paul Evans Cityscape Lamp
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Patchwork lamp designed by Paul Evans as part of his "Cityscape" series for Directional, c.1960's. NIce mix of burled wood veneer, chrome-plated metal, and brass.
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Illuminating Pedestal in Chrome and Brass by Paul Evans
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Located in North Miami, FL
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