Paul Evans (1931-1987) was one of the most versatile and unique artists of the Mid Century Studio Furniture Movement. He was an American born furniture designer, sculptor, and artist, who is famous for his contributions to American furniture design and the American craft Movement of the 1970s. Paul Evans is known for his highly unusual and yet completely functional furniture designs. Evans produced more than a dozen lines of furniture and countless design variations during his thirty-year career as a mid- to late 20th century artist and designer. At the height of his popularity in the mid-1970s, Evans employed nearly ninety people. Several museums and galleries exhibited his work, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today, his work is sought by collectors, who value its style and quality.
Paul Evans took a unique approach to furniture making, a combination of handcraft wedded to technology that anticipated the limited edition art furniture of today, such as the work of Ron Arad. More particularly, the artist’s relationship with Directional set a unique standard for creative manufacture by insisting every piece is made by hand, finished by hand, supervised by the artist at each step of production, one piece at a time. Paul Evans furniture designs have several distinctive styles and range greatly. From clean lined, such as his Cityscape series and patchwork burl wood and metal designs, to almost folk-like, such as his iconic cabinets with grid patterns filled with an array of metal forms, to Brutalist sculpted metal designs. The element that is apparent and consistent in all Paul Evans designs is his great sculptural style. Paul Evans’ dedication to handcraft, quality and uniqueness made his furniture creations true works of art.
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Paul Evans Patchwork Metal and Slate Cocktail Table