April 21, 2014

The Crankshaft: A Custom Lighting Design by Hammerton

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The original crankshaft light fixture features three wide light-diffusing lenses and an array of circular metal accents arranged around a narrow central base.

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In this modified version of the crankshaft light fixture, an additional drum was added along the vertical axis. The fixture’s smaller drums and lighter color scheme produces an amber glow.

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Very similar to the original, this crankshaft fixture is much larger and features warm-colored lenses along a dark metal base.

 

As most Hammerton clients know, we specialize in creating custom light fixtures from scratch. Our custom design process and fabrication capabilities have allowed allow us to craft some very unique fixtures over the years, including this one-of-a-kind fixture which we fondly call the ‘Crankshaft’.

A custom cousin to the Hammerton Contemporary Collection, this light fixture was originally designed in 2011 for a Florida home owned by a well-known doctor. The Crankshaft’s sleek lines make it an ideal design for any transitional or contemporary space. The crankshaft fixture can function either as a chandelier or a vertical drum pendant, so it’s adaptable to a variety of spaces.

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April 10, 2014

Hammerton Custom Lighting: Setting the Industry Standard

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As a leading custom lighting designer and manufacturer, Hammerton routinely works with top design professionals across the country on a wide variety of custom projects, from one-off signature chandeliers to entire custom packages including dozens of custom designs and hundreds of fixtures for large residential or hospitality projects. 

Our custom work falls into three main categories: modifying the scale or proportion of our catalog fixtures, incorporating customer-specified materials, and creating entirely new fixture designs entirely from scratch. By addressing the full spectrum of custom needs with a wide variety of materials and lamping alternatives,  Hammerton can accommodate virtually any decorative lighting requirement.

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April 2, 2014

Decorative Dome Lights

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A curved metal frame and a tortoise-shell patterned artisan glass diffuser give this decorative dome ceiling light fixture an eclectic look, while offering overhead lighting.

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Both the banding and diffuser of this dome chandelier feature a geometric motif for an Art Deco look.

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To give this dome-style chandelier a contemporary feel, a frosted and ruffled blown glass diffuser with a colorful accent of fused artisan glass is complemented with a sleek stainless steel frame.

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This chandelier-style dome light features a rawhide dome diffuser and a ring of mica banding to showcase its hand-crafted organic leaf motif.

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Traditional and modern style elements come together in this colorful dome chandelier.

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A simple grape motif on the finial of this dome light creates a timeless look for the tasting room of a wine cellar.

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Hammerton’s custom metalworking capabilities are on full display in this mountain-style chandelier, featuring duck, fish and grass motifs on an elaborate frame.

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Sleek and sophisticated is the name of the game for this modern dome-style chandelier featuring a rounded glass diffuser and bronze-colored frame.

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Two diffusers are better than one for this nautical-inspired dome chandelier, which offers soft, ambient overhead lighting.

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Adding additional lights around a dome not only gives this fixture a grander feel, but it also creates greater light output ideal for overhead lighting.

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This contemporary-style dome light is a simple flush-mount design that can be found in a sleek hallway or entryway.

 

Decorative dome lights are a great source of soft, ambient light and are also ideal for distributing light in a large area. These versatile fixtures can be fashioned as either flush-mount or semi-flush mount ceiling lights, pendant lights or chandelier-style lights. As a result, decorative domes can suit just about any space and style.

Hammerton’s bowl-shaped dome fixtures embrace the full spectrum of styles and showcase a variety of materials, including blown glass, slumped and fused artisan glass, rawhide, acrylic, mica, metals and more. Dome lights frequently incorporate some type of design motif along the banding, overlaid on or fused into the diffuser, or through the finial. Versatile and distinctive, they can function as entry lights, great room chandeliers, hallway ceiling lights, at the top of a circular stairway and much more.

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March 27, 2014

New Lightspann designs: Sparkling Optical Glass Fixtures

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The light metal base of the Ovo pendant offers structural stability, while a round rippled shade sets a uniquely contemporary tone. Magnification of the reflected light gives this piece a distinctive sparkle.

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Reflective qualities make this stunning Bolla dining light highly functional. Each bulb is encased in a concave optical glass shade and is suspended from a rectangular base. The blown glass shades give the fixture a shimmering quality and a subtly organic aesthetic.

 

No decorative lighting material exudes contemporary style more than optical glass. Blown in concave or convex shapes with qualities that magnify reflected light and spread lumen output, optical glass gives the illusion that it’s sparkling. The thickness of the glass and how it’s blown creates and determines the optical quality of the lighting design. The aesthetic appeal is simple yet sophisticated, romantic yet dynamic. 

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March 18, 2014

Hammerton: Well Beyond Rustic & Mountain Style

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This modern lake house by McClellan Architects features metallic square shaped pendants and a curved chandelier, all by Hammerton.

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The amber glow from a Hammerton contemporary drum chandelier and wall sconce gives this modern craftsman entryway a welcoming warmth.

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A rectangular chandelier with sleek, clean lines lends an unexpected edge to the transitional decor in this Hawaii home.

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Hammerton’s Lightspann acquisition in 2011 expanded our materials capabilities into all forms of artisan glass — blown, slumped, fused and cast. This stunning material can coordinate with virtually any style!

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Hammerton offers a broad palette of beautiful finishes that complement just about any decor, including this modern kitchen.

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A pair of whimsically shaped pendants gives this ultra-modern space a unique flair.

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The metalwork on these elegantly crafted Seriph chandeliers instantly transforms this traditional dining room into a transitional work of art.

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Whether spaced out or clustered together, these rectangular pendants by Hammerton add style and function to this open stairway landing.

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This beach style bathroom’s light and airy atmosphere is enhanced by a pair of clean, contemporary pendants. Interior design by Pamela Pennington.

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This Hammerton chandelier combines organic rustic forms with contemporary shapes for a visually stunning result. Interior Design by Pamela Pennington.

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Four delicate pendants and a matching chandelier add a luxurious touch to this contemporary kitchen. Interiors by Staprans Design.

 

Believe it or not, some design professionals still think Hammerton is exclusively about pine cones and elk heads.

While crafting organic mountain rustic lighting for the burgeoning Park City market got us started back in the 1990′s, the truth is that our design breadth has expanded dramatically since then. Today, Hammerton encompasses a wide selection of transitional and contemporary styles. For example, our versatile Contemporary Collection, originally launched in 2005, represents well over half of our business today.

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