It was nearly 20 years ago when Hammerton began creating stunning luxury light fixtures from steel, and 7 years ago we became the first lighting brand to showcase woven steel mesh in our lighting designs. Today, our mesh fixtures are in high demand in styles ranging from transitional to ultra modern. So what makes steel mesh lighting so magical?
Bottom line, it’s all about the material. Woven steel, while delicate and challenging to work with, can play a unique role in the aesthetic and functional value of fixtures. Not only does woven steel add a distinctive decorative effect, but it also diffuses light in the most beautiful and ethereal of ways. The result is a fixture that emits volume and airiness, strength and softness, warmth and sophistication – all simultaneously. Even perforated metal cannot compete with the surprising elegance of woven steel mesh.
The look and feel of steel mesh also opens the door to infinite design possibilities. We use mesh as both a diffuser and a decorative element, and to create dramatic layering effects in combination with steel, glass, stone, mica and acrylic. The weight of the mesh weave is key to achieving a desired look. Sheer mesh, for example, gives fixtures an elegant contemporary feel while heavier mesh creates a more urban appeal. We frequently use mesh to solve difficult design dilemmas, such as adding interest and volume to a space without weighing it down.
Take a look at some fixtures from our Hammerton Mesh Collection above, as well as a few of our custom-designed mesh fixtures, and experience for yourself the aesthetic and functional power of woven steel mesh in lighting design. When you’re ready to empower a space with a stunning mesh lighting fixture, we’ll help you find the perfect one.