Rare Paul Evans, Dining Table, Cityscape Edition, USA, circa 1970 For Sale
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Rare Paul Evans, Dining Table, Cityscape Edition, USA, circa 1970

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Very rare original big Paul Evans dining table Cityscape Directional Cityscape collection designed by Paul Evans, USA, circa 1970, brass polished and chrome-plated stee polished. Divisible into three different positions, two separate shelves. Extendable rail system inside. 1. position closed 132 cm length , 2. position within on shelves 206 cm length, 3. position all together 275 cm length Signed An original Paul Evans. Very good condition, with some minimal scratches in some plates and patination on some brass elements. Full length 275 cm, width 137, height 74 cm For more details please contact me.

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  • Dimensions

    H 29.14 in. x W 53.94 in. x D 108.27 in.

    H 74 cm x W 137 cm x D 275 cm

  • Seller location
    Munich, DE
  • Reference number
    LU98007146973

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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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