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Paul Evans 'Faceted' Wall Cabinet in Chrome and Burl

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Paul Evans for Directional, 'Faceted' wall-mounted cabinet, chromed steel, olive burl, glass, United States, 1970s A sturdy wall-mounted sideboard by Paul Evans for Directional. The piece is an excellent example of how Evans’ Cityscape series evolved into an even more three-dimensional style, known as “Faceted”. These pieces feature a play of depth and dimension. Each piece from this series was made by hand , with fiberglass molds that were filled with foam and were sealed with bolts. The foam was covered with wood or metal and attached to cabinets and other pieces. Small chips to burl along corners and edges are replaced. Some light scuffs, scratches, and dents to chrome. Overall in good condition. Literature: Todd Merrill, ed., Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam, New York, 2008, p. 108 . Jeffrey Head, Paul Evans: Designer & Sculptor, Atglen, PA, 2012, p. 115.

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  • Condition Details
    Small chips to burl along corners and edges are replaced. Some light scuffs, scratches, and dents to chrome. Overall in good condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 23.23 in. x W 56.7 in. x D 24.41 in.H 59 cm x W 144 cm x D 62 cm
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Seller Reference Number
    45011301
  • Reference Number
    LU933117956502
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About Paul Evans (Designer)

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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Established in 2007, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’...

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