Those who live in the Northern Hemisphere look forward to the arrival of the autumnal equinox which will take place this year around 8:00UTC on September 23, 2015, signaling the arrival of fall. While the end of the lazy days of summer can be sad, there is something invigorating about a change in the air–literally! That air is crisper and the days are shorter and the leaves on deciduous trees begin to change color, ultimately falling to the ground. This short window of time is celebrated across the country as people try to time their leaf viewing to “peak” times when forests are covered with vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow.
Artists have found ways to prolong the enjoyment and beauty of this time of year with the creation of sculptures and other accessories, some functional and others for enjoyment, that can prolong the season. For example, both Stanford and MIT offer an amazing collection of blown glass pumpkins that can be “plucked” from their glass pumpkin patch. These pieces are created by the students in the school’s respective glass labs and the talent is obvious.
We have our own way of perserving the season and that is through our collection of custom hardware inspired by various leaves. The designs include the mighty oak leaf pull, a delicate pear leaf and a gorgeous sycamore pull in both right and left designs as well as more exotic varities like the bamboo leaf pulls. Any one of these pieces of custom hardware will enhance the interiors of a spa, retail establishment or residential project and can be found in our Flora collection.
You can view the entire Flora collection, as well as other architectural hardware items on 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