That same blocky starkness, often with a patchwork appearance, is exempliefied in Brutalist furnishings, whether they are made of wood or metal. Paul Evans (1931-1987) is probably the best known designer of Brutalist furniture, creating roughly sculpted pieces out of wood and metal. While some of his pieces are highly decorated, it tends to be rather raw and harsh in appearance, not at all sleek or sinuous like much mid-century design.
Although Brutalism has had severe critics, it is enjoying somewhat of a comeback among young loft-dwellers who appreciate its industrial aesthetic and understand its honest, intellectual approach to function over form.
|Argente low cabinets|
|Bronze sculpted chairs|
|Metal sculpted credenza|