Designs for the City

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. 

Paul Evans: Designs for the City features 35 lots covering the major variations of forms and material expressed in his Cityscape line.

“Out of a new technology… comes a
startling, unique furniture concept.”

Directional advertisement, 1970

Paul Evans Cityscape sofa from the PE 200 series $20,000 – 30,000

Paul Evans Cityscape coffee table from the PE 400 series $5,000 – 7,000

Paul Evans Cityscape settee from the PE 200 series $7,000 – 9,000

Paul Evans Cityscape console from the PE 300 series $10,000 – 15,000

“Cityscape is the culmination of Paul Evans relentless design thinking. The integral decoration sets the forms free. This designer of metal finally embraces a most basic quality – the enduring appeal of its luster and gleam.”

Richard Wright


For more information about the
sale, please contact:

312 563 0020

Auction / Chicago
12 January 2017
Noon ct

Preview / Chicago
9 – 12 January 2017
10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday