When you’re looking for hardware to complete the look of a room you can feel like you’re in a sea of mushroom knobs and wire pulls. That’s why it’s so refreshing when a new hardware line comes along.
Meet Pablo and Dora from the “Handle the Art” hardware collection by Folwell Studios. These pulls are my newest design obsession.
Pablo measures 13 inches high by 3.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep; while Dora measures 12.5 inches high by 3.75 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep.
These two pieces would so amazing on a set of integrated wine coolers or refrigerators.
Folwell Studios makes smaller sculptural knobs and pulls for cabinetry that is meant to “break the mold” on how art collectors, designers and homeowners think about cabinet hardware.
“Good design is visually pleasing. Good art makes conceptual connections with people. Best of both worlds: utilitarian art, cabinet hardware. We touch our cabinet pulls every day. Sculpture is so tactile, and we’re taught not to touch the art. That’s crazy. Sculptural forms are wonderful to the touch.” – Gail Folwell
Folwell’s figurative work demonstrates a wide range of human experience. Her sculptures express feelings through shapes, texture, physical connections, and actions.
For more information on the artist and her sculptures visit claggettrey.com.
I’ve been holding onto this idea for a post for a while but with Olympic Fever Spreading it seems like a good time to mention that Hardware manufacturer Amerock wins a Gold Medal for their new Bronze Finishes.
BRUSHED BRONZE FINISH
Amerock describes this finish as the perfect blend of both Silver and Gold Tones. I think this finish exudes energy and looks great on the contemporary stylings of Essential’Z and Arrondi Bath Collection.
CARAMEL BRONZE FINISH
While this finish is not exactly new, it is now available on the new Mulholland Collection. The large appliance pull options from this collection are especially nice.
I hope all of you have a wonderful 4th of July! I’ll be watching the parade and fireworks in downtown Naples.
Best, Ann Porter, CKD