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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.


HAMMERTON’s Custom Expertise, By The Numbers

With almost 30 years of experience as a leading domestic custom lighting manufacturer, we are proven experts in what it takes to be successful — not only in design and execution, but also in delivering an exceptional customer experience. ...
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DECORATIVE PENDANTS: BEYOND the breakfast bar

Pendants came into their own with the advent of the open kitchen, but today these decorative and extremely practical fixtures can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of just about any room in the home. As Houzz contributor Lisa Frederick pu...
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See the Magic Created by our Residential Design Clients!

It's very rewarding when our talented interior design customers share photos of their fabulous work. Each designer has a distinctive aesthetic and it's exciting to see how they incorporate Hammerton lighting into the beautiful spaces they c...
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REMODELING? FIVE LIGHTING-RELATED PITFALLS TO AVOID

Are you including new decorative light fixtures in your remodeling project? If so, read on to avoid some common (and often very expensive) oversights. Remodeling projects pose unique challenges for lighting. Since remodels typi...
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INSPIRED DESIGN NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE

  Today, Hammerton is recognized as an innovator in lighting design at the intersection of glass and metal. But back in the 90's, we were known as the vanguard of authentic mountain rustic lighting. Characterized by hefty wo...
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U.S. MADE LIGHTING: THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARGUMENT

Understandably, the major argument supporting the case for buying U.S.-made goods focuses on economic health in terms of jobs. Surprisingly, however, there’s not a lot written about the environmental benefits of buying domestically (alth...
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TRENDSETTING GEMS POP WITH COLOR!

The top-selling Gem collection from Hammerton Studio captures the design industry's fascination with faceted shapes in a captivating series of versatile designs and unique color combinations.   Photo courtesy of Rebecca Brown...
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TOP SELLER SPOTLIGHT: THE NESTED RING CHANDELIER

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Brown @itsmyjamb CH2249-M, shown with a frosted glass lens and a Flat Bronze finish.   Let’s face it: finding the ideal fixture for a large overhead area can be a challenge. Well-wor...
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Oval Chandeliers—Created to Stand Out & Blend In

An oval chandelier can be the ideal focal point for kitchen and dining spaces. While a  rectangular-shaped table and fixture style is frequently the ‘go-to’ solution, a rectangular light fixture can be too visually heavy and easily ove...
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View from the Shop: The Ladies of Hammerton

Customers who tour the Hammerton facility are often surprised to see so many women among the ranks of our fabrication and production teams, including metal fabricators, glassblowers, machinists, finishers, and final assemblers. Not on...
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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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