Paul Evans, ‘Welded Steel Dining Table’, 1965, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded Steel Dining Table’, 1965, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded Steel Dining Table’, 1965, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded Steel Dining Table’, 1965, Todd Merrill Studio
Paul Evans, ‘Welded Steel Dining Table’, 1965, Todd Merrill Studio

This exquisite, rare Paul Evans dining table (PE 23) epitomizes the artist’s distinct approach to creating innovative forms and highly sculptural studio furniture pieces. Made of welded steel, the table base features braised brass decoration, throughout. The striated designs beautifully contrast against the darker steel, allowing for variations in color depending upon the light around it. The base can support a very large glass top of up 10ft x 5ft or a round top of 6-8ft in diameter. If fitted with a narrow glass piece above it, the piece can function as a console. Excellent original condition.

Base dimensions: 28″H x 47″ W x 23″ D

Currently the table is fit with a round glass top, measuring 72″ in diameter. A new glass can be made at the desired size.

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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