Paul Evans Deep Relief Cabinet 1970s
Paul Evans for Directional, sideboard, welded, patinated, and polychromed steel, cleft slate, laminated wood, United States, 1970's
Paul Evans "Deep Relief" Brutalist cabinet with welded and polychromed steel doors in shades of red, gold, green and bronze; nailed-on, patinated-bronze cladding; and natural cleft slate top inserts. Deep-red polychromed wood interior is divided into two sections with three adjustable shelves.
Cabinet rests on the floor but attaches to the wall to add stability, as the steel bi-folding doors are very heavy.
Paul Evans (1931-1987) was a protagonist of American craft-based post-war 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.