Rare Welded and Patinated Aluminum "Argente" Side Table by Paul Evans for Directional

Welded and patinated aluminum "Argente" Side Table by Paul Evans for Directional, model PE 37 . From a Los Angeles estate designed by Oliver Furth. Provenance : Rago, Modern, 25 April 2009, Lot 104 | Collection of John R. Eckel, Jr. | Wright, The Collection of John R. Eckel, Jr., 28 June 2011, Lot 120 | Private Collection, Los Angeles literature: Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, Kimmerle, pg. 180 illustrates related form USA: circa 1968 Paul Evans was an American furniture designer and sculptor known for his unique tables and cabinets. Born on May 20, 1920 in Newtown, PA, he studied at a number of institutions including the Philadelphia Textile Institute in Philadelphia, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After finishing school, Evans relocated to the town of New Hope, PA, where he shared a workshop and showroom with his mentor Phillip Loyd Powell. In 1964, Evans became a designer for Directional Furniture, and introduced several series of furniture lines, including his popular Cityscapes series. Over the years, his techniques incorporated several influences including techniques used in the shipbuilding industry for his large-scale works. In 1981, Evans left Directional Furniture and opened his own showroom in New York. The designer died on March 7, 1987 on Nantucket Island, MA.

24.25 in.
16.5 in.
12.25 in.
Good original condition, uneven surface as intended by the artist, original slate top showing chips and repair .

Circa 1968