Hardware, bugs and more at Martin Pierce Hardware

Throughout the years we have shared with you Martin’s interest, actually fascination, with insects.  So much so that for several months last year we hosted two beetles we fondly named Natasha and Boris. This interest not only includes the study of their habits but extends further to the study of their habitats, behavior and skeletal structure.  Therefore, many of our vacations and weekend excursions are planned for the very purpose of scouting for and studying many of these creatures.

All of this research and study enables Martin to apply amazing detail to not only custom hardware pieces but also to the bronze sculptures and paintings he has been working on. While photographs and more information on these pieces will be available soon, rest assured that the wait will be worth it.

Here are a few examples of some of the custom hardware pieces, in actuality miniature sculptures, that we offer in our collections.  The same labor intensive casting process is used in our smaller hardware pieces as is used in our larger sculptures and custom projects.  Please make note of the exquisite detail in each and every piece.

Wasps feature prominently in some of Martin’s new work.  However, our Animal collection of architectural hardware includes a bronze wasp drawer pull that is available in both an open wing and closed wing design.  The beautiful detailing on the wings adds dimension and texture and would be a wonderful addition to the decorative design of a retail boutique, spa or residential project.

Bronze wasp pull with open wing design from Martin Pierce Hardware

Bronze wasp pull with open wing design from Martin Pierce Hardware

martin pierce wasp closed wing pull

Closed wing bronze wasp pull from Martin Pierce Hardware

Many items from our various collections, including the wasp pull, are artfully displayed at Folger & Burt’s showroom in San Francisco.

martin pierce folger and burt display of bug hardware

Shown is the moth, dragonfly and wasp pull along with the swallow and bat pulls from Martin Pierce Hardware

To view our entire collection of custom hardware or to discuss your own hospitality design project, please visit our site at http://www.martinpierce.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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