When it comes to good interior design, more often than not, less is more. This rule applies to every aspect — including decorative lighting. Often the most interesting fixtures are those that showcase one particular design element — form, scale, materials, lamping, etc. — in elegantly simple yet unexpected ways.
Take lens materials, for example. Lenses are often incorporated into fixture designs solely to assume the functional role of light diffusion, with little concern for aesthetics. But a lens can also be deployed as a “mood maker” that creates a distinct atmosphere through the diffusion of light through various materials and colors. And, with careful consideration, a lens can also serve as a surprising design element that adds drama and interest to a space.
At Hammerton, we work with a variety of lens materials, including blown and fused artisan glass, acrylic, rawhide, mica, fabrics, parchments, hand hewn stone and a variety of eco-resins. You can find a complete line-up of our Hammerton lens materials here and our Lightspann lens materials here. Take a look at the gallery above and see how we’ve featured lens materials in a variety of fixture styles.