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Paul Evans Tables

American, 1931-1987
American, 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 Phillip 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 case pieces. 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 — a milestone in the history of brutalist design — 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.

Find a collection of authentic Paul Evans furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Paul Evans
Paul Evans Signed Mid Century Chrome Cityscape Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans Signed mid century chrome Cityscape dining table This table measures: 48 wide x 48 deep x 26 inches high, with a chair clearance of 24 inches All pieces of furniture...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Glass

Signed & Dated Mid-Century Modernist Brutalist Paul Evans Dining Table P E -24
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This Iconic glass topped dining table by the master Paul Evans for directional features two pedestal arc form bases of welded bronze and steel with polychrome detailing and patchwork...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze, Steel

Paul Evans Mid-Century Burlwood and Chrome Cityscape Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans mid-century burlwood and chrome cityscape dining table. This table measures: 86.5 wide x 35.5 deep x 29.5 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Stalagmite Signed Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful signed sculpted Paul Evans cocktail table from 1976 looks like molten castle drippings of bronze of varying heights in brutalist and crown forms. It is called the stal...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

"Cityscape" Cocktail Table in Patchwork Polished Chrome Documented by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern cocktail table represents part of Paul Evans celebrated "Cityscape" series. It features welded and polished chrome triangular forms composed of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Patchwork Burlwood Console or Dining Table Base
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Evans for Directional cityscape patchwork burlwood console table, center table or dining table base. This stunning Mid-Century Modern Evans attributed table was acquired from a ...
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Burl

Vintage Chrome "Cityscape" Dining Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Burbank, CA
Exceptional vintage “Cityscape” dining table designed by Paul Evans for Directional in the United States, circa 1970s. This dining table belongs to one of the most coveted lines of d...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Rare Paul Evans Custom Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Torch cut and patinated panels form the four sides of this magnificent table by Paul Evans. Original slate top.
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Slate, Metal

Paul Evans Signed & Dated Rectangular Sculpted Bronze and Glass Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful and iconic Brutalist sculpted bronze "Stalagmite" was realized by the fabled designed Paul Evans in in 1970. It features a welded sculptural and heavily textured bronz...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Geometric Chromed Steel Cityscape Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This table base is being sold without the glass top unless otherwise requested. Paul Evans was an American born furniture designer, sculptor, and artist, who is famous for his con...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Style Mid Century Patchwork Burlwood Table
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape style mid century patchwork burlwood table The table measures: 39 wide x 39 deep x 29.25 high, with a chair clearance of 25.5 inches All p...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Burl

Paul Evans Deep Relief Sideboard, Brutalist, Sculptural, Monumental, Mid-Century
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid Century Paul Evans deep Relief sideboard, Credenza or Console Table. Paul Evans handcrafted "Deep Relief" Brutalist sideboard with welded and polychromed steel doors in shad...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Bronze, Steel

Iconic Midcentury Paul Evans PE 61 Brutalist Coffee Table for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning vintage modern welded metal base coffee table with a rectangular glass top. A sculptural base with two pyramid shaped welded together. The colorful design and thick glass to...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Metal

Paul Evans Sculpted Metal Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Evans Rare sculpted metal dining table Paul Evans Studio gilt, welded and patinated steel, glass Measures: 29 ¾ x 98 x 48 in. (75.6 x 248.9 x 121.9 cm).  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Metal

Vintage Paul Evans 'Cityscape' Coffee Table, Mid-Century, American
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Chrome and Glass Cityscape Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970’spolish chrome and glass coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional. Constructed of wood covered with sheets of polish chrome and brushed on the topsides. The top has been pr...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans American Mid-Century Brutalist Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Forney, TX
Paul Evans (1931-1987) American Brutalist industrial modern welded steel, copper, mixed metals patchwork coffee table with rivet accents and inset slate stone rectangular top. Circa ...
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Late 20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Copper, Steel, Metal

Midcentury Dining Table by Paul Evans for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning vintage dining table by Paul Evans for Directional. Beautiful patchwork burl wood design that sits on a pedestal base with chrome trim. This dining table includes two leaves...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Glass Top Cityscape Citiscape Signed Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Wayne, NJ
This is a Glamorus Paul Evans glass top cityscape 8 foot dining table. Please note, this is a mirror finish show showing many reflections in photos. The glass is approximate 5/8" thi...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern coffee table features a cityscape style base with a textured pattern design. Unique cocktail table with metal capped ends and a thick square glass top w...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Metal

Rare Mid-Century Modern Cityscape Paul Evans "L" Shaped Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning "L" shaped cityscape design signed by Paul Evans. This elegant vintage modern coffee table boasts two-tone chrome patchwork and a floating top on one side. An impressive w...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Chrome

Paul Evans Sculptured Metal Dining Table, 1969
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in New York, NY
Sculptured metal dining table model no. PE 102 in bronze composite with thick glass top by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American 1969. Signed and dated “P.E. 69” near the bo...
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1960s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Cityscape Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern Paul Evans Cityscape coffee table featuring a chrome-plated base and thick glass top. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Glass

Important Midcentury Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this exceptional skyline coffee table by Paul Evans. Sculptural details showcasing a universe of texture and color. This functional work of art is a one of ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Sculptural Bronze Brutalist Coffee Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Las Vegas, NV
From a one owner estate, comes the opportunity to own an authentic PE-128, bronze "Stalagmite" coffee table from the "Sculpted Metal Collection Designed by Paul Evans" for Directiona...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Tables

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Bronze

Paul Evans Studio Table 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Paul Evans Studio for Directional Patchwork Table Dining height but can also function as game table or entry table New Hope, PA 1960s Slate, Copper, Brass, Pewter 30"...
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1960s Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Steel, Pewter, Brass, Copper

Large Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table Welded and Painted Steel, 1967
By Paul Evans
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Large Paul Evans Studio coffee table welded and painted steel, 1967. Painted, oxidized, torch-cut, welded steel, Brutalist style with oversized 57" x 27" x 3/4" glass top. Purchased ...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Tables

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1960s Polychromed Steel Coffee or Cocktail Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A welded, patinated, and polychromed steel and glass low coffee / cocktail table of Brutalist influence.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Steel

Paul Evans Welded Metal Cubes
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A matched pair of cube tables exhibiting a vibrant original surface slate top insert, marked at the base.
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Tables

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Slate, Metal

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Paul Evans tables for sale on 1stDibs

Paul Evans tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Paul Evans collection of tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 24 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Paul Evans' original tables were created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider tables by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Charles Hollis Jones and Paul McCobb if you’re looking for additional options. The prices for Paul Evans tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$2,295 and tops out at US$37,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$9,500 on average.

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