Going batty with door and drawer hardware

Halloween seems to be the perfect time to highlight some of our “spookier” pieces of custom hardware.  While not designed to be spooky but rather a detailed representation of the creatures, they are all popular “ambassadors” for All Hallow’s Eve that can be enjoyed year round.

Hospitality designers will enjoy the realistic or whimsical value they will add to spa, hotel and commercial projects while residential designers will please many a homeowner with the introduction of these unique door and drawer hardware items.


Unbeknownst to most of us, bats play an important role in the world-wide economy and contribute greatly to the environment.  But it is their role in literature that most of us are familiar with.  After all, don’t vampires morph into bats at the light of day?  But our bat hardware is actually finely detailed miniature pieces of art that will enhance any interior project.

bat pulls from Martin Pierce Custom Hardware

bat pulls from Martin Pierce Custom Hardware


Perhaps Shakespeare says it best in Macbeth “eye of newt and toe of frog…lizard’s leg…”. This recipe for a poisonous soup includes many of the creatures from our Animal collection, including our popular lizard and shiny frog pull.

frog pull from Martin Pierce Custom Hardware available in multiple finishes

frog pull from Martin Pierce Custom Hardware available in multiple finishes

 Creepy crawlies

We recently shared with you Martin’s desire to study bugs and their habitats and, therefore, our acquisition of “pets” Boris and Natasha, a pair of Hercules Beetles.  Halloween celebrations are full of bugs, spiders and other things that crawl that often make people’s skin crawl.  Wasps, beetles, moths and some slimy friends are depicted, in extraordinary detail, in our Animal collection of custom hardware.  Also included are less “scary” hardware designs such as dragonflies, butterflies, pretty birds and delightful bumble bees.

Small scarab pull from Martin Pierce Hardware

Small scarab pull from Martin Pierce Hardware

Introduce any one of these amazing custom hardware designs into your next project and enjoy their beauty for years to come.

To view our entire Animal or Lizard collection as well as our other lines of architectural hardware, please visit our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.


About martinpierceblog

Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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