Art Nouveau and Victor Horta a design inspiration continues — Martin Pierce
We have just returned from Brussels, home of the renowned Art Nouveau master, Victor Horta and showcase to many of his works. While many of Horta’s prized works are privately owned and not always available for public viewing, Horta’s personal residence and studio are now open to the public as a muse
3D Printing as useful tool in casting custom door handles — Martin Pierce
Casting a custom door handle requires an understanding of the shrinkage that occurs in traditional lost wax casting. When casting in bronze or steel the process starts with a pattern often sculpted by hand in wood or clay but with the advent of 3D printing we are now in some cases able to
Unique Turn Pieces — Martin Pierce
A turn piece as its name hints is a piece that is used to turn or activate a deadbolt thereby locking or unlocking a door. While the turn piece performs a modest task, there is no reason why the design needs to be plain and attention to this small detail can be the defining touch to an entry door.
Hawaiian Door Pull — Martin Pierce
We have added a new cabinet door pull to our animal and bird collections and have used the inspiration of Hawaiian birds and fauna to create this piece. The pull is substantial in scale measuring 12” high and 3” wide and can be used either for large cabinet doors or for interior doors.
Having The Right Door Pull - The Benefits of Working With An ASID Designer — Martin Pierce
We were recently featured in the Los Chapter of the ASID magazine and want to share with our readers the benefits of working with a creative designer, like Bonnie McIntyre. Working with a professional designer is especially important when a home owner is choosing custom door hardware f
Color As An Accent for Bronze Door Handles — Martin Pierce
As a large portion of our door handles are cast in bronze we have the ability to add subtle shading to the pieces by oxidizing them and then sealing them with oil and wax. However, those of you who are art collectors will also know that bronze can be finished with more sophisticated colored patina
Genevieve Renovates an 1850s NYC Brownstone
In HGTV's series Genevieve's Renovation, design celeb Genevieve Gorder expands and transforms her small New York apartment, creating a fabulous new space as only Genevieve can. Check out the first spaces to be renovated: a guest bath and a bedroom for Genevieve's daughter Bebelle.