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Vintage Chrome "Cityscape" Dining Table by Paul Evans for Directional

$8,500

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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 designer Paul Evans, who took inspiration from the Manhattan skyline to create the famous “Cityscape” furniture line. This dining table features chrome mosaics of different sizes arranged in an aesthetic way throughout the entire dining table structure. A real eyecatcher which interacts with its surrounding and the reflection of the light. At the top, it has a good-sized smoked glass top that adds even more elegance to the table. This dining table will fit perfectly with any decor, quickly becoming the center of attention among your guests who will comment on whether this piece is a piece of furniture or perhaps it is art expressed on a table.

Details

  • Creator
    Directional (Manufacturer),Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Design
    Cityscape Dining TableCityscape Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.25 in. (74.3 cm)Width: 66.5 in. (168.91 cm)Depth: 42.5 in. (107.95 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Glass,Chrome
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Good original condition, a few small dents and light scratches. Typical with the nature of cityscape pieces.
  • Seller Location
    Burbank, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1270224041702

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    Ships From: Burbank, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Cityscape Dining Table

Designed by Paul Evans
The Cityscape dining table created by artist, sculptor and furniture designer Paul Evans (1931–87) is one of the most recognizable examples of brutalist design. Evans, whose favored material was metal, is best known for his 1970s contributions to the American Studio Craft movement as well as his breakthroughs in brutalism. In the early 1950s, Evans studied at Philadelphia’s Textile Institute and then at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, which has counted among its students and faculty Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen and many more towering design figures. Later in the decade, Evans moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania, not far from the Bucks County town in which he was raised, and joined with woodworker Phillip Lloyd Powell in a decade-long partnership. Evans and Powell collaborated on a significant series of pieces, often procuring discarded wood from furniture maker George Nakashima, who had a neighboring studio. In 1964, Evans teamed with North Carolina manufacturer Directional Furniture, for which he designed classic lines, including the 1970s-era Cityscape series, which in addition to the dining table, included a coffee table, floor lamps, a credenza and more. Although based in Pennsylvania, Evans found the inspiration for his Cityscape dining table in New York City’s crowded skyline — specifically, in the Art Deco office buildings and stately spires. Beneath the piece’s beveled glass tabletop, in a base fashioned from brass, chromed steel and walnut burlwood, Evans’s decorative clusters of boxy forms echo Manhattan’s blocky building tops and wealth of window glass. It’s clear that the Cityscape series has roots in Evans’s affinity for urban landscapes, but the line’s sculptural attributes rendered the work outlandish in modest living spaces — so much so that a Directional print advertisement characterized the designs as “startling.” 
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