Paul Evans Cantilevered Chairs - Set of 6
A wonderful set of six Paul Evans chrome cantilever dining chairs. There are two arm chairs and four side chairs. Two have been newly upholstered in a contemporary cotton fabric simulating the bark of a birch tree, but is soft to the touch. If so desired the other chairs can be reupholstered in the same fabric or one of your choosing for an additional charge. About Paul Evans (Maker): A designer and sculptor, Paul Evans was a wild card of late 20th century modernism. A leading light of the American Studio Furniture movement, Evans’s work manifests a singular aesthetic sense, as well as a seemingly contradictory appreciation for both “Folk Art” forms and for new materials and technologies. Evans’s primary material was metal, not wood, which was favoured by his fellow studio designers, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, neighbors George Nakashima and Philip Lloyd Powell. He trained in metallurgy and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the famed Crucible of modern design and art in suburban Detroit. For a time early in his career, Evans also worked at Sturbridge Village, a historical “living museum” in Massachusetts, where he gave demonstrations as a costumed silversmith. Evans’s earliest work unites these influences. The pieces that made his reputation are known as “sculpted-front” cabinets: wood cases faced with box-like high-relief patinated steel mounts laid out in a grid pattern. Each mount contains a metal emblem, or glyph, and the effect is that of a brawny quilt.
- Depth: 17.0 Width: 19.5 Height: 34.0
- Paul Evans
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