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Paul Evans Patchwork Copper Cabinet with Slate Top for Directional, c. 1967

US$38,50020% Off


Stunning copper clad cabinet by Paul Evans for Directional, produced in circa 1967. This incredible piece of design history is fabricated from patinated pieces of copper, brass, and pewter which have been welded and nailed in a patchwork style pattern resting on top of a patinated metal base. The 2 oversized round front door pulls are what sets this design apart from the rest - giving personality and character to this piece, almost to the point of personifying the cabinet. The top has been fitted with an inset slate stone and the two-door front opens to reveal a black lacquered interior which is divided into two, one side open storage space and the other with a single shelf. The cabinet sits atop casters for easy relocating. The back is fully finished so feel free to float this in the middle of the room - there is no need to have to place it against a wall. The fusion of these exterior materials formulates an exemplary piece which would be a welcome addition to any design lovers collection. We have the matching sideboard, double wide credenza, coffee table, cafe / game table, flip-top bar cabinet, and floating wall console with mirror. We also carry other Paul Evans designs, including Cityscape, Deep-Relief, and Sculpted Metal Collections. Contact us for more information or see our other listings for more details. This Paul Evans patchwork copper cabinet for Directional would work great in a brutalist, mid-century modern, scandinavian or danish modern, or American modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a contemporary, hollywood regency or post-modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a traditional, classical or art deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. This cabinet would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge, members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as a dry bar for cocktail liquor or wine storage, a smaller credenza for an office or New York apartment, chest of drawers for linens, blanket chest, or just as a functional fine art piece. MEASUREMENTS: 31.75" x 42" x 21.75" CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition with very light patina and wear. Ready for immediate use.


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Patchwork Cabinet

Designed by Paul Evans
Sculptural and tastefully decorative, Paul Evans’s Patchwork cabinet is an audacious exploration of the several styles for which the furniture maker is known. A sideboard that Evans (1931–87) produced for Directional — a North Carolina furniture manufacturing company that became the catalyst for some of Evans’s most well-known designs — the cabinet’s clean lines and simple silhouette belie the maker’s mid-century influence, while its rough-hewn texture and traditional craftsmanship are nods to brutalism and the American Arts and Crafts movement. An enthusiastic and skilled metalworker, Evans produced the Patchwork collection, which essentially began as wooden boxes, with “patchwork” copper, brass and pewter coming together with nails. The series includes cabinets, sideboards, coffee tables and more. The New Jersey-born Evans was raised in Pennsylvania, but he left in the 1950s for the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen in New York. Later, he ventured to the famed Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where he studied sculpture, metalwork, furniture design and jewelry-making. Evans found his way back to Pennsylvania, where he eventually began to collaborate with Directional, which produced his Cityscape, Sculpted Bronze, Argente and Patchwork furniture series. In addition to the cabinet, Evans created hundreds of pieces for the Patchwork line from 1964 through the 1970s. Each one is signed and dated, ensuring the authenticity of its handmade nature, a detail upon which the maker was insistent. These pieces, along with the rest of Evans’s work, are still in high demand and count a number of high-profile clients, from famous musicians to design enthusiasts, as collectors.
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