Paul Evans, ‘Paul Evans, Cityscape II Faceted Console, USA, c.1970’, Todd Merrill Studio

This exquisite and rare Cityscape II Faceted Console (PE 370) was designed and made by Paul Evans in his New Hope, PA studio in 1973. Made of bright chromed steel and a gel-coated fiberglass top, the hanging console is one of the finest examples of Evan’s faceted designs produced for Directional.

A pair of folding hinged doors opens up on each side of the console, to ample storage. The right side features adjustable stays for shelving.

Excellent original condition.

Dimensions: 23h x 85w x 24d inches

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