Paul Evans, ‘Welded and Perforated Steel Hanging Cabinet’, 1963, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded and Perforated Steel Hanging Cabinet’, 1963, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded and Perforated Steel Hanging Cabinet’, 1963, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded and Perforated Steel Hanging Cabinet’, 1963, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded and Perforated Steel Hanging Cabinet’, 1963, Todd Merrill Studio

Of Evans’ repertoire, his pierced-front pieces are very rare and were made early on in his studio. This exquisite cabinet, features a bi-fold two door front made of welded steel pierced screens, which are highlighted by ivory panels beneath the perforations. Subtle, autumnal paint colors give the piece a warm, vibrant hue. The sides are made of patinated shingled steel and a striking red striated interior reveals an adjustable shelf for storage or bar use.

This custom cabinet was acquired from the original owner, who purchased it directly from the Evans studio in the early 1960s in New Hope, Pennsylvania. All finishes are original, including the steel brackets which bolt to the wall. Excellent condition.

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

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