Paul Evans, ‘Paul Evans, Cityscape Cabinet for Directional, USA, 1970s’, ca. 1970, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Paul Evans, Cityscape Cabinet for Directional, USA, 1970s’, ca. 1970, Todd Merrill Studio

Paul Evans experimented with mirrored and fractured surfaces to create his renowned Cityscape series. This set of multi-dimensional cabinets is the epitome of this series and the era in which it was made. This five-piece set is made of polished chromed steel over a wood substructure with signature tag reading “Paul Evans.” Good Vintage Condition.

Dimensions: 62.5 x 104 x 25 inches

Materials: Chromed Steel

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