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Explore our handcrafted lighting design collections. Simple yet elegant silhouettes, surprising design, and authentic materials bring distinctive style to every space in the home.


Designer Spotlight: LMK Interiors

  A self-proclaimed “passionate colorista” with a background in textile and clothing design, Leslie Kalish loves color. So when she launched LMK Interiors 15 years ago, color became the cornerstone of her design philos...
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A View from the Shop: Pezzetti

CHA2171 PE·ZZE·TTI (puh-sey-tee) - "little pieces" in Italian. The name may be Italian, but our new Pezzetti designs are unquestionably American. Pezzetti demonstrates our Utah-based design team's passion for trans...
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Table Lighting that Plays All the Angles.

What’s so special about a rectangular dining light? Plenty, if you ask our design team. Over the last 20 years, this simple fixture form has spawned dozens of top-selling products as well as hundreds of custom designs for residential, hos...
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A Dallas Artist’s Remodel

When Dallas resident Billy Mattison embarked on the remodel of his mid-century University Park home, he started with the decorative lighting. “My wife is an artist, and we love to be surrounded by art,” explains Billy. “So we needed l...
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Engaging Entryways

            When designing an entryway, many of us will consider the style of the door, windows, finishes and even...
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ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT: NICK CONNER

    From metal fabrication to shipping & receiving, Nick Conner has done it all throughout his ten years at Hammerton. But it was not until 5 ...
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Lake Toxaway Treasure

One of our greatest pleasures at Hammerton is witnessing the creation of a Hammerton home ‘from the ground up’. Or, more accurately stated for this breathtaking lakefront retreat in North Carolina, from the bedrock up. ...
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A VIEW FROM THE SHOP: CLEAN-LINED Craftsman

With expansive luxury ski homes set against the scenic backdrop of Montana's  Gallatin National Forest, the Yellowstone Club exudes rugged grandeur.  Indeed, 'rugged grandeur' is a perfect descriptor for the massive custom Crafts...
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Case Study: BIG & BOLD

OCEAN REEF CLUB, KEY LARGO FL   The largest private residential club community in the U.S., Ocean Reef Club debuted its new 30,000 square foot Carysfort conference center in 2016. Working closely with the on-site team, Hammerton designe...
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Craft-based value engineering

An oxymoron? We disagree.  Indeed, conventional wisdom would claim that quality craftsmanship rarely comes at a competitive price. But quite the opposite is true at Hammerton. We’ve spent two decades refining our operational sk...
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A VIEW FROM THE SHOP: Crystal Fused Glass

DCH-2-045-16A-B Welcome to our 'View from the Shop', a monthly custom spotlight series presented  by the Hammerton design team. Each month we'll give you a 'first look' of one or more recent custom projects hot off the shop fl...
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THE CRANKSHAFT: Behind the Design

Inspiration comes from many places. In the case of this particular design, it was from a car engine. Way back in 2010, our team collaborated with a vintage car enthusiast on a signature chandelier for his Florida oceanfront residence, and t...
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A ‘VIEW FROM THE SHOP’: FEATURED CUSTOM PROJECT

Often, it all starts with just one fixture. In this case, the fixture was an indoor cover sconce --  and from that single concept grew a series of crisply-lined fixtures in the striking combination of custom white glass and black finish ...
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Celebrating Glass IN THE COMPANY OF A MASTER

Like so many great artists,  Dale Chihuly makes the outrageously complex seem entirely effortless -- in scale, materials, design and detail. So when Hammerton was tasked with creating decorative lighting for a large living space defined by...
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A BOLD Approach TO LIGHTING THE MOUNTAIN HOME

In design, as in life, there's usually a high correlation between commitment and success, and today's large mountain residences offer a great example of that. Most luxury mountain interiors, whether rustic, contemporary, or somewhere...
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The Softer Side of Mesh

Fundamentally, woven steel mesh is a rugged utilitarian material. But in lighting design is it suited solely for gritty, industrial interiors? We don't think so. A decade ago, our design team fell in love with mesh because they saw  re...
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FIVE DIMENSIONS OF CHATEAU STYLE

While the term "Chateau style" connotes images of fairytale-like 16th & 17th-century castles dotted along the sylvan Loire River in central France, the aesthetic is more broadly representative of a mix of late Gothic and Italian Renaiss...
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CASE STUDY: A MODERN TAKE ON THE AMERICAN FARMHOUSE

One of our greatest joys at Hammerton is working with fearless design clients who are willing to break the rules. This new Washington, CT residence is case in point: while the simple lines and hand hewn materials of the exterior architectur...
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2016 Custom SPOTLIGHT

We crafted hundred of custom fixtures last year. Some involved major design modifications to catalog products to achieve specific size, scale, aesthetic or functional requirements, while many were completely designed from scratch. Below a...
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Hammerton 2016 best sellers

While Hammerton is best known as a custom lighting manufacturer, our catalog offers close to 1,000 fixtures in styles ranging from rustic log & timber to sleek contemporary. Many customers purchase within standard specifications, but mo...
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Now Available: CREE® LED option for Top Sellers

On the heels of the enormously popular Bezel/Gem and Parallel introductions – both featuring integrated LED – we’ve added an LED option to several other top-selling fixtures.  Drums, pendants, linear suspensions and sconces from Temp...
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The Iconic Hammerton Pine Cone

              Some stories can be reduced to a brief summary with the popular phrase, “In ...
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HAMMERTON & CREE LEDs: BETTER LIGHT

  Our superior quality standards at Hammerton demand the very best in everything we do. So when it came to adopting an LED platform, we were patient. Our clients expected the highest performance level from their ...
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High Point Market Recap: Designer TOP PICKS

Last week’s market — Hammerton's first trip back to High Point in a decade — was a tremendous success. Hundreds of designers visited our showroom, several of whom were either new to the brand or entirely unaware of our industry-leadin...
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Top Seller Spotlight: The Triple Apex

Back in the 1990's, when Hammerton was busy making custom pinecone-laden and Craftsman-style fixtures for luxury hotels and residences popping up throughout the intermountain west, many clients began looking 'across the pond' for a classic ...
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