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Paul Evans Patchwork Cabinet PE-302



Paul Evans Studio for Directional, patchwork cabinet model PE-302, patinated copper, steel, brass, slate, United States, circa 1960. Raw and robust small sideboard designed and produced by Paul Evans for Directional furniture. The wheeled sideboard is made of copper, steel and brass and contains a slate top. Evans’ interest in working with metal was already clear early in his career. He followed the Metalcrafts Program a the School for America Craftsmen. He also followed courses in jewelry design which is greatly visible in the structured, sculptural pieces such as this credenza. The Patchwork line, to which this sideboard belong, came into existence when Evans started to collaborate with Directional Furniture in 1964. This line with copper, brass and pewter was very popular at the time and together with Directional, Evans created about 800 unique Patchwork items. Paul Evans (1931-1987) was a protagonist of American Craft-based postwar art and design. He is known for working between the boundaries of art, Craft and furniture design. It is almost impossible to put Paul Evans into a certain stylistic corner. He is slick and shiny at one moment, whilst at the other being robust and rough. Evans only definite characterization is the fact that he offered a handmade, bold reaction to the machine aesthetic.


  • Creator
    Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.3 in. (79.5 cm)Width: 42.13 in. (107 cm)Depth: 20.08 in. (51 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450102231stDibs: LU933120908472

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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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.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

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’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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