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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.


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

At Hammerton, we’re passionate about using common materials to create uncommon lighting designs. While glass and steel are certainly conventional materials, using them artistically to evoke nature-inspired lighting designs is not. Our art...
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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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Summer Custom Series: New England Nautical

Our team recently designed and fabricated this series of nautical-styled lighting that's currently being installed in a New England coastal estate. The project was a standout favorite here! Each of the 17 different fixture styles incorporat...
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SUMMER GAME NIGHTS WITH STYLISH GAME ROOM LIGHTING

Lake houses, beach houses and mountain houses… it’s finally your time to shine! As families begin to retreat to vacation homes for annual reunions and much-needed R&R, we’re thinking about the sweet summer memories that are ...
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Summer Custom Series: Large-Scale Fixtures

Unique large-scale fixtures hung from ceilings and walls can give an expansive space an anchor point for the eye. At Hammerton we pride ourselves on our exceptional value engineering and custom capabilities that make these breathtaking pr...
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Summer Custom Series: Dressed Up Drums

Materials such as art glass, parchments, eco-resins, acrylics, rawhide, semi-precious stones and mesh can add unique colors and textures to drum shades. With thoughtful design, drum lights can be dressed up with subtle details and elements ...
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Nature Inspired Outdoor Lighting

The Montrone Legacy Gardens is a private oasis set on 2.5 acres in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. This one-of-a-kind multi-million dollar landscape project, designed to serve as a backyard entertaining space, is a true work of ...
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Bulb Basics – What to look for today

To achieve the right lighting, you not only have to choose the right fixture for the right application but the right bulb, too. Clients often come to us with lighting dilemmas such as bulbs burning out too quickly or a fixture not e...
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Hammerton Studio – Oversized Pendants

With any hospitality or commercial project, budget always defines design scope. Hammerton Studio's oversized pendants stretch that budget further to outfit large spaces without compromising on design or quality. Pendants are so versatile...
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Dreamy Kitchen Lighting

Visit any American home and you'll find the kitchen is at its heart. A place for family gatherings and cooking lovingly prepared meals, kitchens bring people together and connect surrounding spaces to help merge the home's overall design an...
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Perfect Powder Rooms

Particularly in small spaces like powder rooms, thoughtful design details - including lighting - can make all the difference. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="933"] Hand hewn finish materials and a modified Chateau ID9212 ...
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Bright Stairway Ideas

Stairways are transitional spaces in the home best lit from above with bright lighting. Fortunately, there are no requirements that the lighting itself be merely practical or utilitarian. Instead, stairwells are an ideal opportunity to take...
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2015 Dallas Market New Product Preview

New Designs: Three bold new collections nod to today’s most popular styles and spotlight the world-class talent of our artisan fabricators in sconces, pendants and ceiling fixtures. These new looks – all 100% USA handcrafted -- bea...
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WARM UP YOUR HOME WITH CANDLE LIGHT FIXTURES

As our days start cooling down, there’s nothing quite like coming home to the warm glow of a custom candle light fixture. Once relegated to rustic spaces, candle light fixtures have taken on a fresh, new form and a distinct contemporary a...
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BEAUTIFUL COVER SCONCE DESIGNS

Cover sconces are one of the most common wall-mounted fixtures for task and ambient lighting, but they don’t have to look it. Here are a few recent Hammerton custom cover sconces that might expand your perception of this fun...
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