The year winds down at Martin Pierce Hardware

It is difficult to believe that 2014 is winding down.  It has been quite a year for us and we expect 2015 to be just as exciting and rewarding.  As we finish up a few year-end projects we wanted to share just a couple of items with you.

The jay bird Martin has been working on for several months is now cast and looking very good.  It will finally be completed within the week and, once photographed, we can share the final piece.  The big decision to be made is the angle of the wing that we will be using to attach it to the wall or mount it to a door.  There needs to be enough clearance behind the wing to allow it to be grasped as a door pull while maintaining the appearance of a bird in flight.  We also need to decide how dark to patina the bird.  We will be doing an oil rubbed finish but feel the veins and crevices in the feathers need to be darker for definition. To refresh your memory on the process of designing and casting this awesome hardware, please check out past blog posts here and here.   Stay tuned for the final reveal.

Martin Pierce Hardware Notice the gate "scars"

Martin Pierce Hardware
Notice the gate “scars”

We have also been working  on a new piece that will be a wall mounted light or sconce.  We are at the early pattern stage right now but, as with most of what Martin has been doing these days,  it will be very organic in design and reminiscent of his open cellular Morphic collection.

Morphic collection or custom hardware from Martin Pierce Hardware

Morphic collection or custom hardware from Martin Pierce Hardware

We will share the progress on this piece as we move along.

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

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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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