Paul Evans, ‘Cabinet PE4’, ca. 1970, MORENTZ
Paul Evans, ‘Cabinet PE4’, ca. 1970, MORENTZ
Paul Evans, ‘Cabinet PE4’, ca. 1970, MORENTZ
Paul Evans, ‘Cabinet PE4’, ca. 1970, MORENTZ
Paul Evans, ‘Cabinet PE4’, ca. 1970, MORENTZ
Paul Evans, ‘Cabinet PE4’, ca. 1970, MORENTZ
Paul Evans, ‘Cabinet PE4’, ca. 1970, MORENTZ

Burl sideboard by American designer Paul Evans. This cabinet shows a patchwork motive of olive burl wood. Evans is known for the use of patchwork, especially on his City Scape series. This credenza shows beautiful geometric lines. Each door has a tongue and groove connection. Therefore the facade has a graphical, solid expression. This aesthetic and technical element illustrates the great craftsmanship of Paul Evans. The natural burl wood makes a stunning contrast to the high gloss dark lacquered wood. A clear glass top is placed on the upper side of the cabinet. The wood is coated with fiberglass. Each storage compartment is executed with one or more shelves. This could be arranged to your own wishes.

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About Paul Evans

A former metalworker, Paul Evans set up his own design studio in 1955 and, over the course of decades, became known for his sculpture, furniture, and contributions to the American Studio Craft Movement in the ’70s. The musician Lenny Kravitz once called Evans’s work, which he collects, “stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly tacky, stunningly sophisticated.” His career is divided into phases, each of which is defined by different styles and materials—the latter of which have included copper, bronze, pewter, sculpted steel, and argente. Hallmarks of his work include high relief, abstractly patterned surfaces, combining gilding, gnarled wood, and metal filigree. He also embraced and pioneered the integration of technology into design, including features such as remote-controlled doors and shelves in his creations.

American, 1931-1987, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, based in New Hope, Pennsylvania