August 15, 2014

Work in Progress: Little America Project

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Full-scale drawings of five large branches, each over 8 feet in length, are laid out in the exact space of the steakhouse where the fixture will be suspended from the coffered ceiling above.

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The branches create a sculptural, wreath-like fixture over 20 feet in diameter. The scaled drawings will help the design team determine how to secure the fixture from above.

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Selecting the right diameter, length and planar positioning of each structural piece of tube steel is critical to achieving the desired organic characteristics in every ‘branch’ of the fixture.

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Also in production are custom sconces that will extend the organic branch aesthetic throughout the restaurant. Shown here is the rough structure of the wall sconce next to its original concept drawing.

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Little America and the design team at Denton House Design Studio worked closely with Hammerton to create the overall concept and aesthetic elements of each fixture, including brand texture, finish color and lamping specifics.

 

It maybe the dog days of summer, but at Hammerton we’re busy as ever with a number of exciting custom projects slated to ship in the coming weeks. One of the most unusual is a signature centerpiece for the new steakhouse currently undergoing construction at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Hammerton is thrilled to work with the talented team at Denton House Design Studio to bring this project to life.

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August 6, 2014

The Iconic Hammerton Pinecone

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Some stories can be reduced to a brief summary with the popular phrase, “In a nutshell.” The Hammerton story is better abbreviated with, “In a pinecone.” Indeed, this unassuming little collection of seedpods is a mighty symbol of both our organic heritage and the extraordinary artisan metalwork that still distinguishes our work today.

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July 29, 2014

Project Spotlight: Richard Walker’s Pancake House

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Custom pendants and sconces feature a warm tone that gracefully highlights the colors and forms of the room’s arched stained glass transom windows. Meanwhile, two rows of round crystal glass fixtures add the perfect amount of volume to the coffered ceiling.

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A seamless blend of warm light fixtures and colorful transoms create an inviting atmosphere for diners.

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Crystal glass fixtures, paired with tapered cylinder pendants and complementary sconces seen in the previous photo, create a dynamic look that’s easy on the eyes.

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Mirrors were strategically placed behind the pendants in each booth to amplify the effect of these slender, contemporary centerpieces.

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Round fixtures and hanging pendants of varying heights elegantly illuminate a beautifully designed space.

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And here’s Richard Walker himself posing with our custom light fixtures!

 

One of the most iconic breakfast restaurants in both greater Chicago and San Diego just opened a new location in La Jolla! Locals and visitors can now enjoy an award-winning breakfast in a gorgeous environment at Richard Walker’s Pancake House. Not only are they home to the best Baked Apple Pancakes around, but they also happen to have excellent taste in lighting too!

For his new restaurant, Walker worked with the incredible Tahoe-based design teams at Aspen Leaf Interiors and The Lighting Showroom to customize fixtures from Hammerton’s Lightspann collection. Along the center isles and above the tables and booths, Walker and The Lighting Showroom team incorporated our slumped, fused and painted crystal glass fixtures. Tastefully done just like their pancakes (and with a similar shape too!), these fixtures add sophisticated style and a warm glow perfectly suited for dining in comfort.

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July 24, 2014

Save 10% on Hammerton, Lightspann and Hammerton Studio Products!

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It may be the dog days of summer, but you can now take advantage of our first ever company-wide sale! From now through Sept. 2, 2014, save 10% on all catalog orders of Hammerton, Lightspann and Hammerton Studio products.

With hundreds of American-made light fixtures to choose from, you can finally complete your bathroom remodel with a pair of sparkling glass pendants or boost your great room’s dramatic appeal with a handcrafted chandelier. No matter what your interior design may require, we’ve got you covered.

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July 22, 2014

Hammerton’s Houzz Top 10

 

Houzz has been a great site for Hammerton to share our diverse collection of decorative lighting. Because we work extensively with architects, designers and contractors, it’s always nice to see what their finished projects look like with our custom light fixtures.

Take a look at the gallery above to view our take on the 10 best images uploaded to Houzz by some of the many professionals we’ve partnered with in the past. While these projects represent a very small portion of Hammerton’s work, they do give an idea of the broad range of design, materials and custom capabilities we offer.

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