cabinet, model PE 42Paul Evans Studio for Directional
welded and enameled steel, slate
96 w x 22 d x 31¼ h in (244 x 56 x 79 cm)
Cabinet features four doors concealing two storage compartments. Welded signature and date to door: [Paul Evans 64].literature: Directional, manufacturer’s catalog, unpaginated
Paul Evans Studio for Directional
Paul Evans and Dorsey Reading. Paul Evans: Sculptor & Designer, Head, p. 6
Early designs for Directional, like this cabinet of magnificent proportions, were made in Paul Evans’s studio in Lambertsville, New Jersey. It was not until 1970 that Evans opened a 30,000 square foot factory in Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania to produce works exclusively for Directional.
Page from the 1968 Directional catalog.
Advertised as "Sculptured Metal by Paul Evans" in the 1968 Directional catalog, this attractive early cabinet features steel doors rather than a steel facade affixed to wood or plywood as found in Evans's later designs. Laboriously hand-forged, the cabinet is signature Evans: baroquely modern, unforgettable in form.