Monday, March 29, 2010


American furniture designer, sculptor and artist Paul Evans (1931-1987) is remembered for his contributions to American furniture design and the American Craft Movement of the 1970s … more pointedly his metal sculpted furniture creations with the influential American manufacturer Directional Furniture. Evans trained as a silversmith, and also learned the art of the goldsmith and blacksmith. His innovative mind eventually led him to creating extraordinary metal furniture designs. With Directional, Evans introduced several series of furniture lines; the Argente series, the Sculpted Bronze series, and the popular Cityscape series. Evans' combination of handcraft and technology anticipated the limited edition art furniture of today. The artist's relationship with Directional set a unique standard for creative manufacture by insisting every piece be made by hand, finished by hand, and supervised by the artist at each step of production, one piece at a time. Evans’ designs are sold through fine dealers and auctions houses.

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Sculpted bronze & steel diamond shaped pedestal glass top table, c1970s (top)
Cityscape credenza, c1970s (2nd)
Cityscape sofa, c1970s (3rd)
Sculpted front console, c1960s (4th)
Cityscape arm/armless dining chairs, c1970s (bottom)

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