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