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. 

 Custom design #DCH-2-050-15A-C

Custom design #DCH-2-050-15A-C

 Custom design #DCH-2-050-15A-D

Custom design #DCH-2-050-15A-D

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. 

 Custom design #DLA-2-006-17A-A

Custom design #DLA-2-006-17A-A

 Custom design #DCH-2-051-17A-A

Custom design #DCH-2-051-17A-A

 Custom design #DCH-2-081-16B-D

Custom design #DCH-2-081-16B-D

 Custom design #DCH-2-099-16A-B

Custom design #DCH-2-099-16A-B

 Custom design #DCH-2-009-18A-A

Custom design #DCH-2-009-18A-A

 Custom design #DCH-2-073-17A-A

Custom design #DCH-2-073-17A-A

 Custom design #DLA-2-005-17A-A

Custom design #DLA-2-005-17A-A

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

 Custom design #CU-CHA2030-16E-A

Custom design #CU-CHA2030-16E-A

 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

 Custom design #CU-CHA2030-16J-C

Custom design #CU-CHA2030-16J-C

 Custom design #DCH-2-007-6A-A

Custom design #DCH-2-007-6A-A

 Custom design #DLA-2-009-9A-D

Custom design #DLA-2-009-9A-D

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.