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USING MATERIALS TO BRIDGE LIGHT FIXTURE STYLES

Lines and shapes may give lighting designs form and structure, but materials bring them to life. While silhouettes engage the eye, it’s often the materials comprising those shapes – their textures and colors, the way they r...
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PLATED FINISHES: THERE’S A BETTER SOLUTION

If you’ve ever wondered why Hammerton doesn’t offer chrome or other plated finishes as standard options, just google ‘metal plating facility + Superfund’ and you’ll see 71,700 reasons why.   [caption id="attachment_4898...
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MIXING MATERIALS IN LIGHTING DESIGNS

At Hammerton, we’re passionate about exploring – and expanding — the boundaries of lighting design. To do this, we’re continuously broadening our palette of design elements – shape, form, composition, space, texture and, o...
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ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE AS INSPIRATION

Anyone familiar with Hammerton’s design sensibility can see how architects Frank Lloyd Wright and the Greene Brothers have significantly influenced our work.   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This un...
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COAXING NATURE FROM GLASS

At Hammerton, we’re passionate about using commonplace materials to create uncommon lighting designs. While glass is certainly a conventional material, using it artistically to evoke nature inspired lighting designs is not.   ...
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ALCHEMY, HAMMERTON STYLE

A designer client who recently toured the Hammerton manufacturing facility marveled at the dichotomy of what he saw in our shipping and receiving area. On one side stood the latest delivery of raw material —  raw sheet metal, tube stee...
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THE NATURAL REALISM OF HAMMERTON SILHOUETTE LIGHTS

There’s no better way to bring a rustic lighting design to life than with a natural landscape or a beautifully crafted animal motif. Hammerton’s Log & Timber Collection offers a variety of lighting designs that boast gorgeous...
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RECENT CUSTOM: ORGANIC LIGHTING DESIGNS

Recreating the likeness of nature’s beauty is not an easy feat… that’s why all of us at Hammerton take great pride in bringing the outdoors in with our organic lighting designs. From rustic fixtures with lifelike branches to contemp...
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LITTLE AMERICA HOTEL / LUCKY H BAR & GRILLE

Over 20 feet in diameter, the fixture will feature five “branches”, each 8 feet in length, interlocked to create a 20-foot diameter wreath-like sculpture that is suspended from the restaurant’s dramatic coffered ceiling. The life-sizeIt may be the dog days of summer, but at Hammerton we’re busy as ever with a number of exciting custom projects slated to ship in the coming weeks. One of the most unusual is a signature centerpiece for the new steakhouse currently underg...
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THE ICONIC HAMMERTON PINECONE

Back in the 1990′s, Hammerton got its industry foothold by crafting light fixtures for booming mountain resort markets like Park City and Deer Valley in Utah, Vail, Aspen and Telluride in Colorado, and Sun Valley in Idaho. Our most popSome stories can be reduced to a brief summary with the popular phrase, “In a nutshell.” The Hammerton story is better abbreviated with, “In a pinecone.” Indeed, this unassuming little collection of seedpods is a mighty symbol of ...
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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: RICHARD WALKER’S PANCAKE HOUSE

For his new restaurant, Walker worked with the incredible Tahoe-based design teams at Aspen Leaf Interiors and The Lighting Showroom to customize fixtures from Hammerton’s Lightspann collection. Along the center isles and above tOne of the most iconic breakfast restaurants in both greater Chicago and San Diego just opened a new location in La Jolla! Locals and visitors can now enjoy an award-winning breakfast in a gorgeous environment at Richard Walker’s Pancak...
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HAMMERTON’S HOUZZ TOP 10

Houzz has been a great site for Hammerton to share our diverse collection of decorative lighting. Because we work extensively with architects, designers, and contractors, it’s always nice to see what their finished projects look like wi...
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TO ADD STYLE TO SMALL SPACES, CONSIDER THE CEILING

Our Tempest, Uptown Mesh and Downtown Mesh collections all feature semi-flush mounts that transform a stylish look into the ideal lighting solution for a highly functional space. Any of these fixtures will jazz up even the mostLimited space should never limit style and function. Small areas, such as laundry rooms, secondary hallways and closets are all too often reduced to lackluster, utilitarian light fixtures simply because of their size. Hammerton Studio off...
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UPTOWN AND DOWNTOWN MESH LIGHT FIXTURES

Both collections brilliantly demonstrate the remarkable aesthetic appeal of common woven steel mesh. As a light diffuser, mesh evokes an airy softness while simultaneously emitting the strength of steel. This delicate balance gives meExceptional design often results when common materials are used in uncommon ways. Case in point: the Uptown Mesh and Downtown Mesh collections from Hammerton Studio....
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BATH & VANITY: TEXTURED GLASS AND TEMPEST COVER SCONCES

Two Textured Glass vanity lights in Granite subtly draw the eye with intriguing textures that add movement and dynamic interest. Glass is a popular material for in the bath, but rarely do you find glass fixtures with unique textures and dNot all sconces are made equally. But extraordinary design coupled with the right materials and finishes can yield light fixtures that offer long-lasting beauty and durability. Two of our Hammerton Studio collections feature sconces ...
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TWO HAMMERTON HOMES WIN 2014 MOUNTAIN HOME AWARDS

We’re excited to announce that two Hammerton projects have won the 2014 Mountain Home Awards from Tahoe Quarterly magazine. Both Hammerton and Lightspann light fixtures were featured in these beautifully designed homes — one authentic l...
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FIVE DECORATIVE LIGHTING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Every year, we routinely work with hundreds of Hammerton customers on various residential and commercial design projects. And along the way, we’ve seen it all — the good, the bad and the ugly. Our attention to the details of decorative ...
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5 TIPS FOR PERFECT OUTDOOR LIGHTING

To avoid major mishaps, make sure to keep the following tips in mind when creating your outdoor lighting design. Remember the Importance of Scale, Proportion and Style: Since outdoor environments are often large and open, it’s importantThere are many factors to consider when creating an outdoor lighting plan. From the initial sketch to the final installation process, planning, selecting and placing custom outdoor fixtures may seem like a daunting task....
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DELIGHTFUL DOUBLE DRUM LIGHT DESIGNS

Interior designers are often faced with projects that demand unique solutions. If a room requires something outside the box when it comes to light fixtures, consider double drum designs. There is an endless list of reasons to consider addin...
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HAMMERTON CUSTOM LIGHTING: SETTING THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

As a leading custom lighting designer and manufacturer, Hammerton routinely works with top design professionals across the country on a wide variety of custom projects, from one-off signature chandeliers to entire custom packages including ...
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DECORATIVE DOME LIGHTS

Decorative dome lights are a great source of soft, ambient light and are also ideal for distributing light in a large area. These versatile fixtures can be fashioned as either flush-mount or semi-flush mount ceiling lights, pendant li...
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SPARKLING OPTICAL BLOWN GLASS LIGHT FIXTURES

No decorative lighting material exudes contemporary style more than optical glass. Blown in concave or convex shapes with qualities that magnify reflected light and spread lumen output, optical glass gives the illusion that it...
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THE INS AND OUTS OF WINE CELLAR LIGHTING

Good lighting can make a world of difference in the design of a well appointed wine room. Your cellar’s overhead lighting can spotlight your wine collection while simultaneously setting a relaxing atmosphere for your enjoyment. When it...
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LIGHTING DESIGN RULES YOU SHOULD BREAK

Chandeliers Are for Formal Spaces: Decorative fixtures are no longer relegated to our most formal rooms. Breaking the “design mold,” chandeliers are making extravagant appearances in unconventional areas, including bedrooms, bathroomsIn the world of design, lighting rules are sometimes meant to be broken. Whether you’re designing a formal dining room or a gourmet kitchen, your options for light fixtures are virtually endless. Before you nix a decorative lighting pla...
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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: WILDRIDGE RESIDENCE

The common denominator among great mountain interiors is striking that elusive balance between reassuring warmth and surprising design. Hammerton “raised the bar” design-wise for this mountain modern home. Located in Beaver Creek, C...
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