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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 Pair of Bedside Cabinets in Tessellated Chrome, 1970s
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bedside cabinets in tessellated chrome by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, Cityscape Collection, American, 1970s. These bedside tables are iconic Evans and very chic. Th...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans More Furniture and Collectibles

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Chrome

King-Size "Canopy Headboard Pe-204" in Chrome by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans More Furniture and Collectibles

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Chrome, Wood

Paul Evans King Size Bedframe with Brass Tiles
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans king size bedframe with brass tiles, cladded squared tiles in brass make the structure exterior finish. The top horizontal soffit has 3 dimmable reading lights. Vertical...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Paul Evans Cityscape King Size Bed Frame, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning, hard to find. A Paul Evans signed Cityscape King size bed. This one is in beautiful condition. As used by Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans More Furniture and Collectibles

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Chrome

One of the Pair Cityscape Headboard with Lights Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
One of the pair canopy style headboard in the Cityscape series designed and crafted by Paul Evans studio for Directional, circa 1975. It fits a queen size bed frame and features over...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut and Pewter Ashtray by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous ashtray in walnut with inlaid pewter detail and a brushed steel top. Probably a collaborative design by Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell. With metal tag to bottom "Desi...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans More Furniture and Collectibles

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Paul Evans Signed Directional Brass Chrome Cityscape Headboard Wall Sculpture
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Rare Table Lighter and Ashtray Smoking Set by Paul Evans, 1970s.
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Rare Bookends by Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell, 1960s
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