Handle the Art: A New Path for Cabinet and Door Hardware

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Interior designers, architects and art collectors now have custom cabinet handle design options with the launch of Handle the Art. These handle creations come from nationally renowned bronze sculptor Gail Folwell, who brings award-winning designs from larger commissioned artworks down to size for home and office doors.

HandleTheArt cabinet and door handles bring element of design and artistry to a home or office

This “hands-on” approach to collecting sculpture is breaking the mold on how designers, homeowners and collectors consider cabinet and door hardware.

The debut of Handle the Art brings new artistry to architectural and interior design options for home or office cabinets and doors. Designed by award-winning and nationally acclaimed bronze sculptor Gail Folwell, these custom handles transform a room or entryway and expand art collections to everyday use. http://www.HandleTheArt.com.

How Handle the Art Came to Life
Recognized for her contemporary, figurative bronze sculpture, “Handle the Art” started as a personal collection for the artist and her husband, Architect Michael Folwell, when they were remodeling their home. Through a series of brainstorm and planning sessions, the project turned into a collaborative process merging sculpture and architecture. Upon completion, the hardware garnered much attention, as did the house, winning multiple American Institute of Architect awards.

Handle the Art’s introductory line consists of 45 original bronze sculptures, consisting of figurative and portrait collections that transform cabinet surfaces into galleries of art. Custom designs are also available for larger doors or cabinets. This “hands-on” approach to collecting sculpture is breaking the mold on how designers, homeowners and collectors consider cabinet and door hardware.

The artist believes that sculpture should be touched. "Art infuses a house with energy. With this utilitarian option, everyone can be an art collector with ‘HandleTheArt’,” states Folwell.

Hand made and manufactured in Colorado, HandleTheArt.com provides easy on-line ordering with a digital web catalog and industry discounts for designers and architects.

About the Designer
Folwell has been immersed in fine art, collecting, galleries and architecture all of her life. A graduate of the University of Denver with a degree in Fine Arts, Folwell is known for monumental athletic and figurative works.

HandleTheArt adds to her impressive collection of public and private art commissions for such notable venues as the Denver Art Museum, Vail Resorts, Silver Oak Winery, University of South Alabama, the Town of Frisco, Tex., Pro Football Hall of Fame and Bowling Green State University.

About Her Artwork
In addition to the public and private collections noted above, Folwell’s work has been exhibited with the National Art Museum of Sport, National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens and National Academy.

Her work can be viewed on-line at http://www.folwellstudios.com and in the following galleries: Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail, Colo.; Walker Fine Art, Denver; Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe; Bespoke Galler-ies in Saint Helena, Yountville and Calestoga, Calif.

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