Paul Evans "Cityscape II" Sideboard in Chrome and Brass 1975
Paul Evans for Directional, "Cityscape II" sideboard, chrome and brass, United States, 1975
A striking sideboard from the “Cityscape II” line, designed by Paul Evans for Directional. The "Cityscape" pieces became one of the most successful and admired designs of Paul Evans, as it has a luxurious, modern look thanks to its materialization. This six-door cabinet features a striking variation of brass and chrome faceted pieces. Light reflects on the credenza in an unparalleled, creating a dynamic play of light. The piece is signed with "an original Paul Evans" on the side.
Paul Evans (1931-1987), raised a Quaker, was a protagonist of American craft-based postwar art and design. He is known for working between the boundaries of art, Craft and furniture design. It is almost impossible to put Paul Evans into a certain stylistic corner. He is slick and shiny at one moment, whilst at the other being robust and rough. Evans only definite characterization is the fact that he offered a handmade, bold reaction to the machine aesthetic.