As many of you are already aware, all of the door hardware that we make at Martin Pierce Hardware is designed and created by Martin Pierce. Unlike other door hardware companies who employ a stable of designers working on different styles, each and every door handle, cabinet pull and lighting fixture starts out life on Martin’s drafting board. In this post we are sharing some initial and somewhat crude sketches that illustrate the evolution of a particular design.
The initial design for this door handle (shown above) began with a soft approach that had,as Martin described it a “cartoon Disney quality to it”. I agreed and suggested that he focus on giving it a stronger, directional feel and the tree focus should be on creating a more angular canopy with faceted leaf sections. That direction resulted in this rough sketch showing the beginnings of a new and more angular shape.
This new tree door handle design follows on from our successful Hedgerow line of door hardware and is a natural development from the illuminated door handles that we hope to be releasing later this year. This final image shows the most completely sketched out concept for a new tree door handle that may or may not have an integral LED light.
To view our Hedgerow line, along with our entire collection of door handles and architectural hardware, please visit our site at www.martinpierce.com.
Designers can visit the showroom located at:
5433 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90016