Paul Evans Wall-Mounted Cityscape Sideboard
Paul Evans for Directional, wall-mounted 'Cityscape' sideboard, chrome and wood, United States, circa 1975
A wall-mounted credenza designed by Paul Evans. The sideboard is part of the line called 'Cityscape' inspired by the Manhattan skyline, which is produced by Directional between 1971 and 1981. The four-doors sideboard features a patchwork of pieces of chrome in different dimensions.
The sideboard is overall in good condition and shows some signs of age and use, with minor impressions and light scratches.
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.