Door Handles: Morfinas in Bronze.
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The Morfinas are a set of two bronze doorhandles.
Cast from rapid prototyped SLA photoresin into polished bronze silicate, the 'Morfinas pair new techniques with a timeless material.
Commonwealth's 'Morfinas' could formally be characterized as expressions of delight in voluptuous form, and yet also they function simply as two door pulls when installed with their 3/8" screw attachments to a door. They are intended to be gripped, to be pulled, an above all else, to sensuously fit within the hand.
The Morfinas find two typological precedents: Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudi designed doorhandles on either side of the turn of the 19th century in Barcelona. For Dali the 'Rhinoceros' handles were an outgrowth of a painting, and for Gaudi an outgrowth of his high Catholic vision of form. The Morfinas are named in reference to a post-impressionist Catalan painting titled 'La Morfina' by Santiago Rusinol, (painted 1894).
Morfina Door Handles, (2008-2010).
Polished bronze silicate. Cast from rapid prototyped SLA photoresin.
3/8 inch and 1/4 inch hardware fittings in rear of each handle.
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