TRENDSETTING GEMS POP WITH COLOR!

The top-selling Gem collection from Hammerton Studio captures the design industry's fascination with faceted shapes in a captivating series of versatile designs and unique color combinations.

 Photo courtesy of Rebecca Brown for Leighton Design Group, Delray Beach FL

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Brown for Leighton Design Group, Delray Beach FL

A thoughtfully chosen Gem design adds an artistic focal point to any interior color palette. With four glass color options and eight finishes to choose from, the perfect color combination can be made -- whether for a transitional, contemporary or modern space.. 

There's nothing 'typical' with these designs. With 93 CRI/2,700 CCT integrated LED lighting, the glass shades actually become the bulb. Plus they're compatible with all dimmer types and dim smoothly down to 1%.

 Gunmetal finish with smoke glass. Photo Courtesy of Poison Creek Furniture & Design, Park City UT

Gunmetal finish with smoke glass. Photo Courtesy of Poison Creek Furniture & Design, Park City UT

The Gem collection offers a wide range of fixtures styles -- from single and double tier ring and linear chandeliers to starbursts, clusters, multi-ports and more. Our favorite designs and color combinations are featured below

Ring Chandeliers

 Matte Black finish with amber glass

Matte Black finish with amber glass

 Matte Black finish with amber glass

Matte Black finish with amber glass

 Matte Black finish with bronze glass

Matte Black finish with bronze glass

 Flat ronze finish with bronze glass

Flat ronze finish with bronze glass

 Heritage Brass finish with smoke glass

Heritage Brass finish with smoke glass

STARBURST CHANDELIERS

 Matte Black finish with bronze glass. Photo courtesy of Jamie Schachtel Design  Group, Highland Park IL

Matte Black finish with bronze glass. Photo courtesy of Jamie Schachtel Design  Group, Highland Park IL

 Matte Black finish with smoke glass

Matte Black finish with smoke glass

 Gilded Brass finish with bronze glass

Gilded Brass finish with bronze glass

 Heritage Brass finish with bronze glass

Heritage Brass finish with bronze glass

 Heritage Brass finish with amber glass

Heritage Brass finish with amber glass

 Heritage Brass finish with bronze glass

Heritage Brass finish with bronze glass

 Heritage Brass finish with amber glass

Heritage Brass finish with amber glass

LINEAR SUSPENSION

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 Matte Black finish with smoke glass

Matte Black finish with smoke glass

 Oil Rubbed Bronze finish with bronze glass

Oil Rubbed Bronze finish with bronze glass

 Heritage Brass finish with amber glass

Heritage Brass finish with amber glass

 Gilded Brass finish with amber glass

Gilded Brass finish with amber glass

Belvedere CHANDELIERS

 Metallic Beige Silver finish with smoke glass

Metallic Beige Silver finish with smoke glass

 Matte Black finish with smoke glass

Matte Black finish with smoke glass

 Heritage Brass finish with clear glass

Heritage Brass finish with clear glass

MULTI-PORTS AND CLUSTERS

 Flat Bronze finish with bronze glass

Flat Bronze finish with bronze glass

 Flat Bronze finish with bronze glass

Flat Bronze finish with bronze glass

SCONCES

 Photo courtesy of Gina Holz Designs, Los Angeles CA

Photo courtesy of Gina Holz Designs, Los Angeles CA

 Matte Black finish with smoke glass

Matte Black finish with smoke glass

 Matte Black finish with bronze glass

Matte Black finish with bronze glass

Looking for something even more different? Gain inspiration from some of our recent custom work below.

Inspired by this year's Pantone Color of the Year, an Ultra Violet Gem Ring Chandelier adds drama and a punch of color to a modern, industrial or minimalist space. 

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Custom Gem ring multi-port chandeliers glisten from the ceiling of the Park Meadows Country Club in Park City, Utah. 

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We can also create gems in other glass colors for custom projects, like this blue sconce. 

 

 

Using a steel frame to echo the Gem facets, this geometric pendant feels light yet industrial. 

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TOP SELLER SPOTLIGHT: THE NESTED RING CHANDELIER

 
 Photo courtesy of Rebecca Brown @itsmyjamb

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Brown @itsmyjamb

 CH2249-M, shown with a frosted glass lens and a Flat Bronze finish.

CH2249-M, shown with a frosted glass lens and a Flat Bronze finish.

Let’s face it: finding the ideal fixture for a large overhead area can be a challenge. Well-worn solutions – think wagon wheels, fabric drums, and the like – may fill the space, but they typically lack in the unexpected. And over-sized arm chandeliers can be too fussy for transitional or contemporary spaces.

Enter the ‘Nested Ring” two-tier chandelier.  Clean lined, with a bit of sparkle -- and at 60’’ in both diameter and height, it can solve the space problem in everything from large residential entries and great rooms to hotel lobbies, restaurants, country clubs and more.  In addition to our 60"D size, we also offer single and double tier versions in 26"D and 44”D.

 CH2305-L: 60": diameter, in a Flat Bronze finish and Clear Seeded glass lens.

CH2305-L: 60": diameter, in a Flat Bronze finish and Clear Seeded glass lens.

Click on any product image for specifications, or contact your Hammerton representative for more information.

 CH2249-M in in a Matte Black finish with Clear Seeded glass lens.

CH2249-M in in a Matte Black finish with Clear Seeded glass lens.

 CH2249-M, 44"D x 44"H, in a Flat Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass lens.

CH2249-M, 44"D x 44"H, in a Flat Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass lens.

 CH2305-M: 44"D, in a Flat Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass lens.

CH2305-M: 44"D, in a Flat Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass lens.

 CH2249-L, shown in a Flat bronze finish with light mica lens.

CH2249-L, shown in a Flat bronze finish with light mica lens.

 CH2306: 26"D, in a Flat Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass lens. 

CH2306: 26"D, in a Flat Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass lens. 

 CH2249-L: 60"D x 60"H, shown in a Flat Bronze finish with Frosted Seeded glass lens. 

CH2249-L: 60"D x 60"H, shown in a Flat Bronze finish with Frosted Seeded glass lens. 

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Above, a pair of two-tier Nested Ring chandeliers cleverly draw the eye up toward a magnificent view of the Tetons. Below, a similar chandelier shines over a California lakefront living room.

 Photo courtesy of Karma Home Accents.

Photo courtesy of Karma Home Accents.

Below, a pair of Nested Rings transform the interior of a Ruth's Chris steakhouse restaurant. 

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Custom Nested Rings are also available. In fact, as you can see below, our fabrication team is currently working on two 90"D fixtures.

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We've also designed damp rated versions for outdoor applications.

 
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See something of interest? Contact your Hammerton representative to learn more. 

Custom SPOTLIGHT: BEYOND THe 'STATEMENT CHANDELIER'

It's true that much of Hammerton's custom work involves bold, large-scale signature fixtures that make a big statement. But clients frequently ask us to solve much more subtle problems. Such requests can include modifying existing designs, extending an aesthetic element, value engineering a popular style of fixture, or simply meeting a tight deadline. 

Below are a few recent examples of these type of projects. Call your Hammerton representative to learn more about any of these designs. 


Custom Motif

Dressing Up the Drum Tasked with updating the interiors of the historic Lake Merritt Hotel in Oakland, CA, Hetherwick Hutcheson Design needed budget-friendly contemporary decorative lighting that nodded to the building's Art Deco heritage. Hammerton developed a series of value engineered drum designs incorporating this Art Deco-inspired bottom diffuser motif. 

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TAKING INDOOR DESIGNS OUTSIDE

Modifying indoor fixtures for exterior use  is something we do every day, and involves 3 basic considerations. First, lights must be damp or wet rated depending upon their intended location. Second, they must be rigidly designed to withstand wind. Finally, they must be constructed, pretreated and finished to resist the weathering effects of prevailing climate conditions -- think UV, moisture, salty air, and extreme temperatures. Below are two popular designs we recently modified for exterior use. 

 A top selling contemporary chandelier, modified for a porte cochere installation. Custom design #CU-CH2249-17G-A

A top selling contemporary chandelier, modified for a porte cochere installation. Custom design #CU-CH2249-17G-A

 Several of these custom outdoor Tweed drums were crafted for the exterior living spaces of the Rolling Hills Country Club in Palos Verdes, CA. Custom design # CU-CHB0037-16B-A

Several of these custom outdoor Tweed drums were crafted for the exterior living spaces of the Rolling Hills Country Club in Palos Verdes, CA. Custom design # CU-CHB0037-16B-A

CLEAN Modern Pendants

When Less is More  The lights below are a small sample of our recent custom work that falls squarely in the category of modern design. And while they appear very different from one another at first glance, they are all actually quite similar.

Each of these fixtures demonstrates how a single feature or detail can yield enormous design power. A simple glass ball hung akimbo, a steel LED-lit ring of brass, an asymmetrical assemblage of rectangular forms -- each is elevated to a starring role that captures the visual intrigue of the overall design. 

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Floor Lamps

 This utilitarian fixture is typically function-focused, but the floor lamp can offer a great way to extend a look in seating spaces and other areas that require additional task lighting.

We've created hundreds of custom floor lamp designs over the years for hotels, restaurants, retirement communities and custom homes.  Some are sleek and sophisticated, while others are more eclectic. A few of our recent favorites are featured here. 

 A nautically inspired design for a waterfront east coast home. Custom design # DFL-2-003-16A-A

A nautically inspired design for a waterfront east coast home. Custom design # DFL-2-003-16A-A

 Sleek and simple, for the common areas of a major Pasadena CA hotel. Custom design #DFL-2-003-17A-A

Sleek and simple, for the common areas of a major Pasadena CA hotel. Custom design #DFL-2-003-17A-A

 An oversized balanced arm floor lamp for a large mountain resort home. Custom design #DLA-B-004-9A-B

An oversized balanced arm floor lamp for a large mountain resort home. Custom design #DLA-B-004-9A-B

 A modern industrial design for a southern California restaurant. Custom design #DMS-B-004-9A-A

A modern industrial design for a southern California restaurant. Custom design #DMS-B-004-9A-A

Celebrating the Cube

Reinterpreting a Familiar Form  When the design objective calls for a contemporary fixture that's equal parts 'safe' and 'surprising', the cube offers much potential. This simple geometry has served as muse for scores of custom lighting designs we've created over the years, many of which have become permanent additions to our catalog offering. Here are a few recent interpretations.

 A modified version of our CH2131. Custom design #CU-CH2131-15A-A

A modified version of our CH2131. Custom design #CU-CH2131-15A-A

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 An oversized version of a popular Hammerton contemporary pendant. Custom design #CU-LA2296-16A-A

An oversized version of a popular Hammerton contemporary pendant. Custom design #CU-LA2296-16A-A

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Modified CATALOG DESIGNS

Sometimes Bigger is Better   We routinely scale up pendant designs to suit high ceiling entry halls, great rooms, and other large overhead spaces. Below are recently modified versions of two popular contemporary fixtures.

 An oversized CH2246, scaled to 55" in diameter. Custom design #CU-CH2246-16F-A

An oversized CH2246, scaled to 55" in diameter. Custom design #CU-CH2246-16F-A

 A 48" diameter design of LA2115, with a Rimelight glass diffuser. Custom design #CU-LA2115-17A-B

A 48" diameter design of LA2115, with a Rimelight glass diffuser. Custom design #CU-LA2115-17A-B

See anything of interest? Contact your Hammerton representative for details on any of these recent custom designs.

 

Table Lighting that Plays All the Angles.

What’s so special about a rectangular dining light? Plenty, if you ask our design team. Over the last 20 years, this simple fixture form has spawned dozens of top-selling products as well as hundreds of custom designs for residential, hospitality and commercial projects alike. We think its enduring popularity stems from the fact that it satisfies three basic requirements for compelling lighting design:

1. Function. Good table lighting provides both ambient and task light, and the box style lends itself beautifully to both. With diffusers on all six sides, a central light source can glow warmly in every direction. When extra task lighting is needed, additional light sources can be incorporated into the base. Ambient and task light sources can even be wired separately so each can be used independently -- a helpful feature for creating mood in a space.

2. Familiarity.  Enduring residential design always incorporates furnishings that are comfortable and reassuring. With straightforward clean lines that typically echo the shape of the table below or the room around it, a box-style dining light can “ground” an interior design and help the eye make sense of a space.

3. Flair.  Call it style, panache, glamour --  but as the central focus of most dining spaces, the table light always needs an engaging element of design personality. The box shape is an ideal canvas for incorporating materials, textures and colors that complement the surrounding interior design.

Suffice it to say that this fixture design “plays all the angles” of great lighting design. Take a look the installations below and let us know what you think.

A Dallas Artist’s Remodel

When Dallas resident Billy Mattison embarked on the remodel of his mid-century University Park home, he started with the decorative lighting. “My wife is an artist, and we love to be surrounded by art,” explains Billy. “So we needed lighting that would not only illuminate, but extend the curated feel of the home.”

Mattison worked with Dallas design-build firm RPCD, Inc. to create interiors for the home, and selected ceiling fixtures from the Hammerton Studio Parallel, Apothecary and Urban Loft collections to complement the art-filled spaces. “Hammerton was the perfect choice for this project,” says Cathy Koonsman, RPCD’s owner and principal designer. “The simple and elegant lines of each fixture echo the mid-century style of the house, while the handcrafted glass underscores the artistry of the interiors. We’re thrilled with the result.”

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Above the sink: a 44"W Urban Loft Trestle linear suspension provides ample integrated LED task light along with plenty of eye appeal. Shown in Frosted Granite glass and Satin Nickel finish.

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In the dining room: a 44"W Parallel oval chandelier illuminates both the Smoke Granite glass of the fixture as well as the table below with integrated LED lighting. The finish is Satin Nickel.

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Want to see more 'artful lighting'? Visit Hammerton Studio online or at your nearest displaying dealer.

Engaging Entryways

 

When designing an entryway, many of us will consider the style of the door, windows, finishes and even the rug before choosing the type of lighting that will work best. Lighting is usually an afterthought. However, a central light fixture often provides the best opportunity to set the aesthetic tone for your home and reflect your unique personality. As you can see, lighting can have a transformative effect on the overall visual impact of an entryway.

Below are some examples of Hammerton's fixtures that can make all the difference in your entryway -- 

CHANDELIERS
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CEILING FIXTURES
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PENDANTS
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WALL SCONCES
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ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT: NICK CONNER

 

From metal fabrication to shipping & receiving, Nick Conner has done it all throughout his ten years at Hammerton. But it was not until 5 years ago when he began working in the Hammerton glass shop that he found his calling. Today, Nick heads up our warm glass production team, and is responsible for crafting the beautiful textured glass shades and diffusers featured in many Hammerton and Hammerton Studio fixtures. 

The warm glass process involves heating glass in a kiln or oven to incorporate texture, shape and visual interest, typically by fusing multiple pieces of glass together. The process is called "warm glass" because it requires temperatures below 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. By comparison, hot glass -- which is better known as 'blown glass' -- involves temperatures well above that. 

Nick has a deep understanding of the design versatility of warm glass. "Different fabrication methods allow you to achieve a wide range of interesting visual elements," he explains. "For example, you can fuse different pieces of glass together to create texture or movement in a single panel, and you can slump glass into jigs or molds to achieve different shapes. Most of what we produce involves both fusing and slumping, which means each piece of glass goes through the kiln twice." 

Because glass expands and changes its composition at higher temperatures, preparing glass for kiln firing requires a high level of precision in order to achieve the desired aesthetic characteristics as well as the exact measurements specified by a given fixture design. Firing protocols are equally precise, since each fabrication method requires a unique firing schedule incorporating varying amounts of time at six or more temperature levels.  "Glass comes out of the kiln in a very different state than it goes in, so producing beautiful glass to precise dimensions is equal parts art and science," adds Nick.  

When glass comes out of the kiln, Nick and his team cold work, etch, drill and clean the finished material to prepare it for final assembly. And when the warm glass team packs up for the day, seven glass kilns continue to hum throughout the night, fusing and slumping glass for the next day's work.