Paul Evans Patchwork Desk
Paul Evans, patchwork desk, copper, brass, pewter, slate, United States, 1970s. This patchwork desk by Paul Evans for Directional, is made out of different metals and a black slate tabletop. The colors differ from the reddish brown copper to golden and silver who form together a striking patchwork like pattern fixated with nails. Two drawers with the brass buttons provide storage. Paul Evans’ interest in working with metal was already clear early in his career. He followed the metal crafts program at the School for America Craftsmen. He also followed courses in jewelry design which is greatly visible in the structured, sculptural pieces such as these tables. The Patchwork line, to which these tables belong, came into existence when Evans started to collaborate with Directional Furniture in 1964. This line with copper, brass and pewter was very popular at the time and together with Directional, Evans created about 800 unique Patchwork items.