Paul Evans Refined brutality
Paul Evans' work is tinted with that particular aesthetic brutality present in every piece furniture he brings to life.
Until his death in 1987, his work was articulated around different metals he fuses together - gold, copper, tin, silver - and abstract patterns ornating the high reliefs he soldered to massive forms, anchoring each piece in its surrounding space.
Born in 1931, the American designer and sculptor studied metal work at the Canbrook Academy of Art (Michigan). He was part of the American Studio Furniture movement, founded in reaction to mass production. His career took different turns. He started working with copper, before moving on to an "Argente" line in the 70s, where aluminium took the centerstage, soldered to metalic organic shaped surfaces. Towards the end of his career, he developped a more "high-tech » sensibility with the integration of electronics into his creations. Lenny Kravitz swears by his work and often cites him as his favorite designer.
Leclaireur chose PAD 2016 to show a selection of Paul Evans pieces. Which can now be seen at Leclaireur Boissy d’Anglas