Your Guide to the Iconic Designer Paul Evans

For anyone who’s ever wondered if there’s an appropriate way to factor disco ball style into their home, meet Paul Evans. Renowned for his work in bronze, stainless steel, and copper, Paul Evans was among the first designers to experiment with Brutalist design in the 1970s and 80s. Today, Gwen Stefani, Diane Von Furstenberg and Kelly Wearstler, all count themselves fans. Officially intrigued? Get to know his work better, below.

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You Likely Know Him For:

His bold, provocative pieces rendered in heavy metals. Early In his career he favored rough, metal finishes, illustrated by his iconic, stalagmite-legged dining table for Directional. As his career progressed, Evan’s work took on a more polished edge, resulting in high glamour case pieces and chairs surfaced in flashy, gold-and-silver squares.

Photo by Eric Piasecki / OTTO

Where You’ll Spot His Work Today:

Lenny Kravitz’s Paris town home includes a a 12-foot cabinet by Evans, while design maven Kelly Wearstler has used Evans’ Cityscape canopy beds on multiple projects—look one up and you’ll see exactly why she gravitates towards them. So much more than just furniture, Paul Evans work stands in for edgy sculpture, making it an inspired pick for those aiming to make their home a reflection of their anything-but-ordinary lives.


Lead Photo by Eric Piasecki / OTTO


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