Pierre Hardy, Sandal from Women Summer 2011 collection
Pierre Hardy, Sandal from Women Summer 2011 collection
Paul Evans, Cityscape lamp for Directional, 1970s
Paul Evans, Cityscape lamp for Directional, 1970s
Paul Evans, Coffee table for Directional, 1970s
Paul Evans, Coffee table for Directional, 1970s
Paul Evans, Dining table, 1970s
Paul Evans, Dining table, 1970s

One pair of the women shoes in the latest Summer 2011 collection by Parisian shoemaker Pierre Hardy is inspired by the decorative combination of silver and gold colors. Very popular in the designing interiors of the 1970s, this color combination was also celebrated by the American designer/craftsman Paul Evans (1931 - 1987) who is considered to one of the most significant furniture creators of the second half of the last century in the USA.

In the context of Hardy`s highly decorative design, we present here three important pieces by Evans too. His work for Directional furniture company from 1960s and 1970s is the finest example of the decorative arts of this period. Based on the limited craft production, the pieces are characteristic by the monumental forms, brutalist aesthetic and glamor and opulence of the period. Most of them were produced in this silver and gold color combination. Shoes of Pierre Hardy are very nice contemporary reincarnation of this specific decorative design approach.

Simultaneously we are reminding you our preparing editorial about New York decorative interior style of the 1970s and 1980s, which we had announced with a work of Karl Springer some weeks ago. Paul Evans is also one of the proponents of this movement. See it next week!