Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Sideboard in Chrome

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Paul Evans for Directional, 'Cityscape' sideboard, chrome on wood, United States, circa 1972

A two-doors credenza designed by Paul Evans. A real eyecatcher which interacts with its surroundings and the reflection of the light. The sideboard is part of the line 'Cityscape' that is inspired by the Manhattan skyline. This line of furniture was produced by Directional between 1971 and 1981. It features a patchwork of square pieces of chrome in different dimensions.

Paul Evans’ (1931-1987) interest in the haptic quality of this designs was visible from early in his career and mostly realized with metal and chrome in his designs. In 1950 Evans started attending the School for American Craftsman. Five years later he started sharing his showroom with Phillip Lloyd Powell and together they collaborated until 1966. Powell’s woodwork and Evan’s metal craftsmanship combined into a creative partnership. In 1964 Evans starts working together with the Directional Furniture Company. In the early 1970s Evans published his ‘Cityscape’ furniture line. In 1974 Evans introduced the PE 400 series consisting of wooden burl in contrast with metal. The development within his oeuvre is clearly seen in the change from mostly metal based works towards pieces working with the effect of chrome surfaces capturing the disco aera towards the PE 400 series where Evans developed the popular Cityscape series l and ll into a three-dimensional design with the contrast between natural wood and chrome surfaces. In contrast features the ‘Patchwork Series’ more flat surfaces in use of copper, brass and other metals creating a unique pattern. Evan’s oeuvre has an impressive size especially when regarding the fact that all pieces were handmade.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • Creator Paul Evans (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1975
  • Dimensions Height 32.68 in. Width 72.05 in. Depth 20.08 in.
  • Dimensions Height 83 cm Width 183 cm Depth 51 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Chrome Wood
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin United States
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)