Paul Evans 'Faceted' Wall-Mounted Sideboard in Chrome and Burl

$67,000.00 USD

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Paul Evans for Directional, 'Faceted' wall-mounted cabinet, chromed steel, olive ash burl, glass, United States, 1970s

A beautiful wall-mounted sideboard by Paul Evans for Directional. The piece is an excellent example of how Evans’ Cityscape series evolved into an even more three-dimensional style, known as “Faceted” with a play of depth and dimension. Each piece from this series was made by hand, with fiberglass molds that were filled with foam and sealed with bolts. The foam was covered with wood or metal and attached to cabinets and other pieces. This wall-mounted cabinet features a striking contrast between chromed steel and olive burl surfaces. The two bi-fold hinged doors open to the side accessing the inside of this wall-cabinet. The top of the cabinet is executed in angular placed wooden burl creating a vibrant look.

Paul Evans (1931-1987) interest in haptic quality of this designs was visible from early in his career and mostly realized with metal and chrome. In 1950 Evans started attending the School for American Craftsman. Five years later he started sharing his showroom with Phillip Lloyd Powell and together they start collaborating until 1966. Powell’s woodwork and Evan’s metal craftsmanship combined into a creative partnership. In 1964 Evans starts working together with the Directional Furniture Company. In the early 1970s Evans published his cityscape designs. In 1974 Evans introduced the PE 400 series consisting of walnut burl, olive ash burl, English oak burl in contrast with metal. The development within his oeuvre is clearly seen in the change from mostly metal based works towards pieces working with the effect of chrome surfaces capturing the disco area towards the PE 400 series where Evans developed the popular Cityscape series l and II into a three dimensional design with the contrast between natural wood and chrome surfaces. On the other hand features the ‘Patchwork Series’ in the 1970s again more flat surfaces in use of copper, brass and other metals. Evan’s oeuvre has an impressive size especially when regarding all pieces were handmade.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1970s
  • Dimensions Height 23.23 in. Width 56.7 in. Depth 24.41 in.
  • Dimensions Height 59 cm Width 144 cm Depth 62 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Steel Glass Burl
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin United States
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)