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Memories from the 2015 HD Expo

Martin PIerce Hardware Los Angeles, CA  90016

Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Unlike many who leave Las Vegas, we did return home from the 2015 HD Expo with our bank account intact. We also returned home with a pocketful of memories.

I had an opportunity to have a very interesting conversation with photographer Ted Morrison on a concept called biophilia and how it is used in design. I will share some of those details in a later post.  In the meantime, some of Ted’s work can be seen by visiting his website at http://www.tedmorrison.com.

Coincidentally, one of the items that attracted a lot of attention during the HD Expo was our Morphic cylindrical pull with a striking blue hot patina color added that we feel falls into the biophilia design category.  Or maybe it is just further proof that blue remains a universally popular color!

Morphic cylindrical pull with vibrant blue hot patina Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016 Photo by Doug Hill

Morphic cylindrical pull with vibrant blue hot patina
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016
Photo by Doug Hill

To view other Morphic pieces or our entire collection of architectural hardware, please visit our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

The release of our new wall sconces was timely as we continued to see open work designs both nature inspired and organic throughout the floor.  In support of this, our dragon egg sconce enhanced with green lighting also received quite a bit of attention.

Dragon egg wall sconce by Martin Pierce hardware  Los Angeles CA  90016 Photo by Doug Hill

Dragon egg wall sconce by Martin Pierce hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016
Photo by Doug Hill  

Designers can view all of these items with a visit to the showroom located at 5433 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90016

323 939 5929

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Making friends and spotting trends at the 2015 HD Expo

After a very interesting and successful opening day at the 2015 HD Expo we are looking forward to today.

We discovered several trends as we toured the floor but the one that caught our eye was the presence of stylized nature inspired designs and shapes  similar to those found in our new Dragon Egg wall sconce.  Open work designs were spotted in ceiling fixtures, lamp shades, floor screens and room dividers.  Take a look at these room dividers and wall panels from artlinegroup.com.

Room divider from artline.com at the 2015 HD Expo Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles, Ca  90016

Room divider from artlinegroup.com at the 2015 HD Expo
Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles, Ca 90016

We also spotted several interesting lighting fixtures including this unique, contemporary table lamp by Van Teal, Inc that, when lit, casts such as interesting pattern onto the wall.

Lamp with open work shade by Van teal and shown at the 2015 HD Expo Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

Lamp with open work shade by Van teal , Inc. and shown at the 2015 HD Expo
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016

Be sure to stop by our booth #2277 and see some of our products that celebrate this trend, including our new and VERY interesting Dragon Egg wall sconce.  Game of Throne fans will be delighted, we are sure!

You can view our entire collection including architectural  hardware, furniture and, most recently, wall sconces on our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can visit our showroom located at 5433 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca  90016

323 939 5929

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The doors are open at the 2015 HD Expo

Martin Pierce Hardware booth at the 2015 HD Expo

Martin Pierce Hardware booth at the 2015 HD Expo

We are all set-up and ready to welcome the thousands of hospitality professionals that crowd the halls of this annual event.  Along with over 900 other exhibitors you can locate us in the Exhibitor’s Hall in booth #2277.  As you can see from the photo, we have brought along many of your perennial favorites such as the Iguana entry pull, but we are also debuting several new products including our new wall sconces

Floral wall sconce from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

Floral wall sconce from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA 90016 Photo by Doug Hill

and our Morphic door pull enhanced with LED lighting.  Please stop by early and claim your very own orchid knob that will be awarded to the first ten visitors to our booth.

You can view our entire collection of architectural hardware by visiting our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can visit the showroom located at:

5433 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca  90016

323 939 5929

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HD Expo 2015—We’re here!!!

Finally, after all of the preparation, we have arrived at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada to exhibit at the 2015 HD Expo.  You can find us in booth #2277 in the exhibitor’s hall which is open from 9:30-5:00 each day of the conference.

Setting up booth #2277 at 2015 HD Expo Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles, Ca  90016

Setting up booth #2277 at 2015 HD Expo
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles, Ca 90016

It is a flurry of activity here in the Exhibitors hall, as you can see by this photo.

2015 HD Expo Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Nevada Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles, Ca  90016

2015 HD Expo Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Nevada
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles, Ca 90016

I love the dramatic impact our backdrop showcasing our new LED entry door pull has on the space.

Martin Pierce booth #2277 at 2015 HD Expo Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Nevada

Martin Pierce booth #2277 at 2015 HD Expo
Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Nevada

We are excited to be here and experience our 5th Expo and look forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.

Remember that the first TEN visitors to our booth #2277 will receive, as our gift, one of our silver plated orchid knobs.  These are miniature works of art that you can install on a desk or cabinet and enjoy for years to come.

Orchid cabinet knob from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles Ca  90016 Photo by

Orchid cabinet knob from Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles Ca 90016
Photo by Doug Hill

To view our entire collection of architectural hardware, please visit our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can tour our showroom located at:

5433 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90016

323 939 5929

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Game of Thrones inspired wall sconce

Dragon Egg wall sconce from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016 Photo by David Gill

Dragon Egg wall sconce from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA 90016
Photo by Doug Hill

Game of Thrones fans will love this new wall sconce inspired by the mythical creatures on the show.

Martin and I are both avid viewers of this series and while the show may have its critics, we both really enjoy the fantasy world that has been created.  In particular, we love the dragons.  We have watched them from their immersion as eggs into the pit of a fire in order to hatch to their development into powerful and lethal fiery predators.

The sconce was inspired by those eggs and features a gourd-like shape similar to our new floral wall sconce.  In the case of the dragon egg sconce, Martin carved out sections to give it the feeling of membrane and coral.

We will be introducing this new Dragon Egg sconce at the upcoming 2015 HD Expo being held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nevada beginning on May 13th and continuing through May 15th.  You can see this stunning light fixture in person by visiting our booth #2277 located in the Exhibitors Hall.

We feel we have created something very different and fittingly organic in design with this wall light which measures:

5″ in Diameter

7″ in depth from wall to outer edge

17″ in height

and will be available in steel, as shown, or in bronze.

And don’t forget that the first ten visitors to our booth will receive one of our orchid knobs as our way of saying “Nice to meet you.”

To view our entire collection of lighting and architectural hardware please visit our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can visit the showroom located at:

5433 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca  90016

323 939 5929

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Trends blossom at High Point Market

The semi-annual Market at High Point North Carolina just closed, much to the delight of the aching feet of over 75000 designers and other professionals who attend. Fortunately for those of us who are not able to attend this spectacle, there are plenty of “style spotters” who share the new trends that we can expect to see in the near future.

Along with plenty of mixed metals, Pantone’s color of the year and the resurgence of brass accents, one other trend that stood out was the use of  nature inspired accents on furniture.  Tree branches wound their way across the front of a buffet, wood grain took center stage on case goods and botanical and garden motifs were visible in all forms from textiles to hand-painted designs to the metal floral sculptures of Tommy Mitchell.  Here is just a sampling of what was debuted at the Spring Market:

Embellished cabinet from Ambella Home Photo by cozy stylish chic blog

Embellished cabinet from Ambella Home
Photo by cozy stylish chic blog

The beauty of nature is nothing new at Martin Pierce Hardware.  In fact, some of our most popular hardware designs were inspired by our natural surroundings and we have discussed that often on this blog.  One of our very first collections is the Hedgerow collection, inspired by the shrubs and greenery in our small hometown in England.  This unique design is available on both hardware and custom furniture pieces.  Here you can see the Hedgerow chair being used in the Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and it fits in so nicely with the beautiful and mountainous surroundings.

Our custom Hedgerow chair in the guest rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Our custom Hedgerow chair in the guest rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Included in this custom furniture line are beds, dressers, dining chairs and other case goods.  You can view our entire custom furniture collection by visiting our furniture site.

For more nature inspired architectural hardware collections, please visit http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can visit the showroom located at:

5433 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca  90016

323 939 5929

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