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Custom SPOTLIGHT: BEYOND THe ‘STATEMENT CHANDELIER’

It’s true that much of Hammerton’s custom work involves boldly designed, large-scale signature fixtures that make a big statement. But clients frequently call on our custom design and manufacturing capabilities to solve 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 similar projects representing a wide range of styles and functions. Contact your Hammerton representative to learn more about any of these designs.


Custom drum pendants

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

 

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

 


Custom Motifs

Symbols in Style Lighting offers a whimsical canvas for celebrating a favorite pastime or passion. Our design team has tackled dozens of custom motif projects for both residential and contract customers. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Custom design #CU-PL9019-8A-D

 

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Custom design# CU-IDB0012-8D-A

Above: in designing a series of custom fixtures to recognize a client’s Irish heritage, our design team made creative use of a Celtic knot.

 

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Custom design #DPL-4-001-7A-B

 

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For a private pilot and airplane enthusiast, Hammerton repurposed a vintage propeller to create this bar light, with three vintage aircraft hand-drawn on rawhide shades.

 

A client sent us a photo of her pet labrador, which we recreated in a steel silhouetted drum pendant. Custom design #CU-CH6030-7B-B

A client sent us a photo of her pet Labrador, which we recreated in a steel silhouetted drum pendant. Custom design #CU-CH6030-7B-B

 

A whimsical post mount fixture designed for a model train enthusiast. Custom design #CU-OD6009-15A-C

A whimsical post mount fixture designed for a model train enthusiast. Custom design #CU-OD6009-15A-C

 


TAKING INDOOR DESIGNS OUTSIDE

Modifying indoor fixtures for exterior use  is something we do every day, and involves three 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 popular contemporary chandelier, modified for a porte cochere installation. Custom design #CU-CH2249-17G-A

A popular 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 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.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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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 and accent lighting. Shown here are a few of our recent favorites.

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

 

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 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

A whimsical floor lamp designed for Chicago’s new Hayden Hall nods equally to vintage and modern style. Custom design #DFL-2-093-19A-C

A whimsical floor lamp designed for Chicago’s new Hayden Hall nods equally to vintage and modern style. Custom design #DFL-2-093-19A-C

 


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

 

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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

 

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Custom design #CU-CHA2030-16J-C

 

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

 

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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

 


CEILING FIXTURES

Flush Mounts with Flair  The design potential of this humble fixture style is often overlooked. Thoughtfully designed flush mounts can add unexpected pops of visual intrigue to secondary spaces and lower ceilinged areas.

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Custom design #DCL-2-001-19A-A

 

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Custom design #CU-CL1029-16C-B

 

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Custom design #CU-LAA1117-8B-A

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Custom design #DCH-2-101-14A-C

 


POST & PIER MOUNTS

Enlightened Exteriors  By extending architectural details beyond the front door, custom post and pier mount designs can add inviting warmth to entry paths, outdoor living spaces and landscaped areas.

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Custom design #CU-OPB0027-19G-B

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Custom design #CU-ODB0043-AA-19A-A

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Custom design #DOD-9-014-7A-E

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Custom design #DOD-7-001-19A-A

 

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Custom design #CU-OD6032-14I-A

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Custom design #CU-OD2209-16D-A

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

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