September 2, 2014

Organic Architecture as Inspiration

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This unique suspension light, crafted from artisan glass with an antique copper finish, is stunning in its symmetry and simplicity. The fluidity and clean craftsmanship of this piece celebrates the essential ideologies of Arts & Crafts design.

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This custom Craftsman chandelier is crafted with mica glass and a dark bronze finish. You can certainly see the architectural inspiration from Greene and Greene — the strong tapered sides and articulate horizontal lines give this fixture a bungalow feel, as well as sculptural prowess.

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In the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright, this sleek and strong pendant design is both cohesive and organic. The fixture embodies effortlessness and simplicity while also treating the eye to intriguing depth and dimension.

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This pool light design is an artistic interpretation of some of the most basic concepts idealized by Frank Lloyd Wright. Stark lines and junctions are modernized by unexpected, contemporary materials, including polished metal and blown glass to achieve an unusual statement piece.

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The expressive lines and handcrafted details of this pool light honor true craftsmanship as the fountainhead of good design.

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This fixture design is all about meticulous craftsmanship. By elevating functional clasps and joints to aesthetic details, an understated silhouette is transformed into an impressive work of art.

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This subtly organic dome fixture combines principles of Arts & Crafts design with more contemporary metalwork details.

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A bold stained glass accent provides an eye-catching Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired pop of color to this geometric pendant.

 

Anyone familiar with Hammerton’s design sensibility can see how architects Frank Lloyd Wright and the Greene Brothers have significantly influenced our work.

Wright’s Prairie School and Charles & Henry Greene’s bungalow-style designs shared strong roots in traditional Japanese architecture and the principles of the Arts & Crafts movement. Their styles were all about clean lines, bold forms, authentic materials and meticulously handcrafted details that lent aesthetic appeal to pegs, joints and other functional construction components. All of these design elements were deployed in their work to celebrate both the high art of craft and the role of architecture as a connection between interiors and the natural world. Wright called this “organic architecture.”

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August 29, 2014

Coaxing Nature from Glass

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Perfect for making a statement in a dining room or wine cellar, this magnificent chandelier design with a grape vine motif features custom-blown art glass shades.

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Reminiscent of the majestic foxglove flower, this Lightspann Cascade chandelier features a striking aesthetic with its sculptural silhouette and creamy, lip-tinted blown glass shades.

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The Lightspann Lucien Chandelier offers a uniquely elegant design featuring hanging glass crystals carefully crafted to look like drops of water. The delicate nature of the droplets echo the chandelier’s graceful curves and curls.

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From the Hammerton Studio Textured Glass collection, this drum chandelier’s rugged texture captures the depth and variation of natural granite, making it a wonderful piece for a contemporary mountain home or modern rustic design.

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These stunning Rain Mosaic sconces from the Lightspann collection feature the smooth pebbled texture of tumbled ‘stones’, offering a delightful contrast to the sharp lines and rectangular planes in this contemporary powder room.

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Handcrafted from fire-polished glass, this Bamboo waterfall chandelier from Hammerton Studio adds a subtly sophisticated organic element to any contemporary space.

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Inspired by the ethereal winter image of ice-flocked tree branches, this Rimelight sconce from Hammerton Studio is defined by sparkling panels of crushed, kiln-fused glass. Shown here in Frosted glass, and also available in Citrine and Marine colored glass.

 

At Hammerton, we’re passionate about using commonplace materials to create uncommon lighting designs. And while glass is certainly a conventional material, using it artistically to evoke nature-inspired lighting designs is not.

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August 28, 2014

Alchemy, Hammerton Style

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With a deep understanding of metalwork and an unusual artistic sensibility, our artisans can transform raw steel tubing and sheet metal into lifelike aspen and evergreen branches, elk antlers, organically textured panels, and more.

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It’s not through some mysterious medieval science that our artisans turn cold hard steel into functional nature-inspired fixtures. But the end result is indeed magical!

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Thanks to the sculpting talents of our artisan team, this gorgeous organic chandelier design boasts incredibly lifelike oak branches with realistic leaves and acorns.

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This pool light features an organic branch with graceful curves that define the look as both rustic and unconventionally contemporary.

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In this magnificent chandelier, a lifelike elk antler — fabricated entirely from steel — provides a structural framework while enhancing the fixture’s authentic, organic look.

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This rustic chic sconce design features crossing branches with natural textures and a polished look, perfect for traditional and transitional designs.

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You’d have to touch this sconce yourself to confirm its metal composition and rawhide lampshade.

 

A designer client who recently toured the Hammerton manufacturing facility marveled at the dichotomy of what he saw in our shipping and receiving area. On one side stood the latest delivery of raw material —  raw sheet metal, tube steel in various diameters, angle iron, and so on. On the other side hung a variety of completed fixtures staged for crating – elegant 5′ diameter domes, organic-style chandeliers, contemporary drums and pendants — all beautifully fabricated, finished, and looking nothing like the raw material they were made from. “It’s alchemy, Hammerton style,” the client remarked.

We couldn’t have said it better.

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August 26, 2014

The Natural Realism of Hammerton Silhouette Lights

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This rustic-chic chandelier features textured trees and is shaped by a rugged mountain range for a unique and contemporary twist.

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An unconventional custom interpretation of a drum light: this idyllic mountain scene featuring a bear and her cub jazzes up a contemporary fixture form.

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A client gave us a few photographs of her dog to incorporate in one of her light fixtures, shown here.

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Like a postcard-worthy snapshot, this moose and mountain silhouette adds an element of warmth to this simple sconce.

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A gorgeous landscape and deer silhouette is beautifully illuminated by a stunning mountain sunset in this intricate pool light design.

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An evergreen silhouette with an elk motif is paired with old world-style hooks and metal fasteners to achieve an unusual light design.

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This fixture offers a treat for the eyes from every angle thanks to its geometric form and layered silhouettes series.

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From afar, this fixture may appear as a simple, industrial-style ceiling light, but on a closer look, you’re treated to an interesting engraving of trees and wildlife.

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Each panel of this Log & Timber lantern features a different image for a unique, custom look.

 

There’s no better way to bring a rustic lighting design to life than with a natural landscape or a beautifully crafted animal motif. Hammerton’s Log & Timber Collection offers a variety of lighting designs that boast gorgeous landscapes and detailed animal silhouettes against a glowing background of illuminated mica, acrylic or glass. These fixtures add personality, warmth and artisan detail to any interior or exterior environment.

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August 21, 2014

Recent Custom: Organic Lighting Designs

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This contemporary lighting design makes a bold statement with a spectacular arrangement of silver branches that reflect the glow from the exquisite copper surround.

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This fixture from the Log & Timber collection features a stunning lakeside scene abound with wildlife. The precision and detail seen in each individual blade of grass point to Hammerton’s extraordinary craftsmanship.

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Featuring clean lines, graceful curves and a rustic deer design, this fixture can add the perfect amount of texture and charm to a traditional or transitional style living room.

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A leaf motif amidst rustic textures and colors make for a simple yet beautiful way to bring the outdoors in.

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Artfully portraying the spry energy and delicate curves of plant life, this Chateau light fixture embodies organic movement with an abstract interpretation of nature.

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Even modern interiors can be energized with organic designs like this sleek sconce made from honey calcite stone. Its wavelike pattern gives a subtle nod to the natural world.

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This magnificent chandelier can be used as a sculptural centerpiece that adds the magic of an enchanted forest with its dramatic silhouette and rich texture and detail.

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A timeless framework is enlivened by an evergreen scene beautifully backlit by the warm glow of rawhide.

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A charming lantern pendant with a leaf motif offers a dash of woodland whimsy.

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This contemporary organic design featuring radiating sprigs brilliantly combines natural forms with clean lines and a sleek silhouette.

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This unique light fixture exudes sophistication with its intricate design that could only be achieved by the hands of an exceptionally skilled metalworker.

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This alluring sconce, depicting a texturized oak branch, can add lively interest to any traditional and rustic style interiors.

 

Recreating the likeness of nature’s beauty is not an easy feat… that’s why all of us at Hammerton take great pride in bringing the outdoors in with our organic lighting designs. From rustic fixtures with lifelike branches to contemporary lighting with subtle nods to nature, Hammerton organic light fixtures are carefully crafted to enhance the look and feel of interiors with superior quality materials, realistic textures and striking detail.

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