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Paul Evans Dining Set in Sculpted Bronze, 1969

$160,000per set

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Dining set designed by Paul Evans, 1969. Set consists of the rare wall-mounted bar cabinet model PE-122, signed and dated 1969. Stalagmite dining table model PE-102, signed and dated 1969 with the original glass top. Two rare wide and low sculpted bronze chairs model PE-117, and four bronze sculpted side chairs model PE-105. This set is in excellent condition with new mohair upholstery.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.25 in. (74.3 cm)Width: 96 in. (243.84 cm)Depth: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Seat Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Style
    Brutalist (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1969
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. All pieces are in excellent original condition. Chairs have new mohair upholstery.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU878520916622

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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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