Outstanding vintage Paul Evans Stalagmite coffee table. The original base has been outfitted with a brand new luxurious 42″ diameter, .75″ thick piece of glass. Signed and dated (1973) the sculpted metal table resembles a stalagmite. Evans expertise in metallurgy is evident as he transformed the typical aesthetic of the metal in something quite unexpected. His signature, avant-garde, Brutalist style has garnered him high esteem. Evan’s work is more popular now than ever before with his studio furniture pieces smashing auction records. Do not miss your opportunity to own a piece of 20th Century design history.
Evans began, in the 1950s making copper chests and followed with sculpted steel-front cabinets. Evans had a two-man show in 1961 at America House, an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York (now named the Museum of Arts & Design). In 1964, Evans became a featured designer for furniture manufacturer Directional Furniture. With Directional Furniture, Paul Evans introduced several series of furniture lines; such as Argente series, Sculpted Bronze series, Sculptured and Painted Steel, Patchwork Copper, Pewter and Brass, and the popular Cityscape series.
Paul Evans Stalagmite pieces were frequently signed, and some of the custom items have a signature and a date. Paul Evans’ combination of handcraft and technology anticipated the limited edition art furniture of today. The artist’s relationship with Directional Furniture set a unique standard for creative manufacture by insisting every piece is made by hand, finished by hand, supervised by the artist at each step of production, one piece at a time.