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.
Back in the 1990′s, Hammerton got its industry foothold by crafting light fixtures for booming mountain resort markets like Park City and Deer Valley in Utah, Vail, Aspen and Telluride in Colorado, and Sun Valley in Idaho. Our most popular look of the time was a mountain rustic style featuring realistic looking textured evergreen boughs laden with needles and pine cones — all meticulously handcrafted from steel. We made thousands of pinecones, ultimately patenting the process that enabled one artisan to handcraft 3-4 pinecones per hour. A time-consuming process, but one that the market clearly desired.
Today, the pinecone is not only a symbol of our organic roots and our USA artisan-made craftsmanship. In fact, it’s one of the most popular motifs from our Log & Timber Collection. With graceful lines and rustic warmth, our organic Log & Timber motifs – including pine, oak, aspen, vine, branch, grape, and maple — bring the phenomenal beauty of the great outdoors right into your home. Whether you’re looking for sconces to flank the front door or a bathroom mirror, a centerpiece for the dining room, or a focal point for any room, a Hammerton Log & Timber fixture can add artisan elegance to a variety of interiors.
Take a look at a few of our pinecone-laden fixtures in the gallery above, or browse our entire Log & Timber collection for inspiration. We’re always available to help you with your lighting needs, so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.973.8095.