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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, MARCH 2017

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 Ren...
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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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New Product Spotlight: Chiseled Glass

Those familiar with the Hammerton aesthetic are well aware of our passion for transforming common materials into uncommon lighting designs. Think heavy gauge steel, blown and kiln glass, industrial mesh, and so on. So it's no surprise that ...
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Dramatic Dome Designs

The dome style of light fixture has been around as long as the lightbulb -- literally.  In the first years of the 20th century the earliest commercial electric bulbs were scarcely brighter than a gaslight flame, so housing multiple bulbs ...
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A Modern Take on a Timeless Look

[gallery size="medium" ids="51595,48103,51507"] This popular design family from the Hammerton Chateau collection shows how a marriage of old and new can be marvelously magical. Fondly called 'Chateau Redux', these fixtures ...
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Coaxing Nature from Glass & Steel

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ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT: CURTIS EVANS

Artists create works of aesthetic beauty. Engineers create products that function seamlessly. Curtis Evans does both -- exceptionally well. As an imaginative young boy obsessed wi...
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DRUM MATERIALS THAT SAY ‘WOW’

Is there any light more versatile than the drum? We think this workhorse fixture deserves much more than a white shade. By incorporating eye-catching materials and textures -- think fused crystal, textured kiln-fired glass, woven steel mesh...
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Summer Custom Series: Specialty FIXTURES

What do Celtic knots, video projectors, the family dog, gondolas, pistols and princess colors have in common? Believe it or not, they've all been incorporated into Hammerton light fixtures at one time or another. As a custom manufacturer, w...
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Summer Custom Series: Organic DESIGN

Nature has given us a visual smorgasbord of shapes, colors and textures from which to draw inspiration. At Hammerton, we transform these visual elements into functional works of art. Hand-forged and sculpted aspen, maple and oak leaves, gra...
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Summer Custom Series: “WHOLE HOME” PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Much of the custom residential work we do at Hammerton involves creating signature lighting packages that address all the decorative fixture requirements of the home. These 'whole-home' custom services enhance the overall design integri...
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Summer Custom Series: Outdoor

Summer is the time for outdoor gatherings with family and friends, and there is no better way to show off distinctive outdoor spaces than with custom outdoor fixtures from Hammerton. Whether your project calls for a particular function, sty...
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Dare to Bare Exposed Lamping

“Industrial-chic” and “loft style” have become the industry’s hottest buzz words as industrial style lighting continues to prove itself as a top lighting trend in the design world. Versatile and interesting, industrial style light...
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