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Designers We Love: Pamela Pennington Studios

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Over her 50 years in the design industry, Palo Alto-based Pamela Pennington has seen a lot of changes, especially in the ways that technology has shaped her clients’ approach to interior design.

A modernist by preference, Pamela has made her home in the ideal location for her design sensibilities. Nestled in California’s Silicon Valley, Palo Alto sits at the epicenter of technology innovation, and early on its residents were naturally drawn to a modern aesthetic. Pamela’s clientele of engineers, scientists and technology investors appreciate the intentional precision of modern structures, from the famous Eichler houses that Pamela cut her teeth on a half century ago to the sleek glass condominium towers that dot the San Francisco bay today.

In both technology and design, Pamela has witnessed the impact of innovation from a front row seat. “In the 70’s, heated floors in Eichler homes were cutting edge. Today, it’s whole-home systems that can be easily controlled with a phone or iPad from anywhere in the world. All of that started here,” Pamela explains. “And it creates a better canvas for good design.”

 

From Hammerton Studio, a Tempest drum chandelier in Gilded Brass, with linen shade

From Hammerton Studio, a Tempest drum chandelier in Gilded Brass, with linen shade

 

Six feet in diameter, a CHA2016 drum chandelier from the Hammerton Fusion collection makes a big design statement in this contemporary kitchen.

Six feet in diameter, a CHA2016 drum chandelier from the Hammerton Fusion collection makes a big design statement in this contemporary kitchen.

 

A pair of Hammerton LA2095 contemporary pendants in the powder room of a beachfront home.

A pair of Hammerton LA2095 contemporary pendants in the powder room of a beachfront home.

Pamela’s modern design sensibility melds inspiration from the past with today’s most sought-after luxuries. Hammerton lighting blends seamlessly into that approach. “Simplicity is satisfying, and Hammerton understands that,” notes Pamela. They keep developing interesting materials and finishes, but they’re not trendy. Hammerton lights remain fresh and relevant, just like good design.”

 

From Hammerton Studio, an Urban Loft ‘Trestle’ linear suspension floats above a dining table.

From Hammerton Studio, an Urban Loft ‘Trestle’ linear suspension floats above a dining table.

 

From Hammerton Studio: a pair of Tempest drum chandeliers, each with linen shade.

From Hammerton Studio: a pair of Tempest drum chandeliers, each with linen shade.

 

A Hammerton CH2144 drum chandelier in steel, with a fine mesh diffuser.

A Hammerton CH2144 drum chandelier in steel, with a fine mesh diffuser.

“You can see the eye of the designer in Hammerton lights. Their proportions are just right, both in terms of scale and materials. Their fixtures are versatile and suit a lot of environments. We come back to them time and again. ”

— Pamela Pennington

Two fixtures from the Hammerton Studio Bamboo glass collection illuminate a kitchen island and seating area.

Two fixtures from the Hammerton Studio Bamboo glass collection illuminate a kitchen island and seating area.

 

Above the seating area: a Bamboo mult-port chandelier from Hammerton Studio.

 

Above the seating area: a Bamboo multi-port chandelier from Hammerton Studio.

See more of Pamela’s work here >

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