DESCRIPTION: This is a great vintage 1970’s Cityscape planter by the renowned designer Paul Evans for Directional.
Paul Evans (1931-1987) was a leading figure in the mid century American studio and brutalist furniture movement. Evans consistently pushed boundaries with his innovative approaches to metalsmithing and furniture-making. His transcendent works, which defied what everyday objects looked like and how they were made, continue to reveal the fascinating crosscurrents between sculpture and design.
Cityscape is the last great series designed by Paul Evans. While Evans’ early work relies on decoration, Cityscape flattens the decorative elements and focuses on the play of light over pure form. A relentless designer, the series displays a proliferation of works and endless variations within the simplified structure of the panels. It achieves something rare in the world of craft by being in dialog with the avant-garde of interior design. Still chic today, these works add contrast and light to any interior.
This planter box is finely crafted and detailed. It features a square black-painted wooden frame inlaid with geometric patchwork of polished steel/aluminum and brass panels. This timeless piece can be used as a planter, catch-all box, and waste bin – or even as a side table if you add a glass top. No label or signature present but guaranteed original and authentic. This piece will add timeless style and glamour to any fine interior.
CONDITION: The planter presents well and is in good vintage condition, with minor display wear and patina commensurate with age, light scuffing here and there, and some small tarnish spots on some panels. One bottom corner has minor edge lifting. Please review all photos before purchasing.
DIMENSIONS: 16-1/8″ square, 16-1/8″ in height
INVENTORY CODE: 2022/KP/F