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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 reflect light and create shadow — that stimulate our emotions and generate an aesthetic response.

This powerful role that materials play in lighting design can be leveraged to bridge styles and create surprisingly refreshing alternatives to traditional fixtures. For example, dressing a trio of geometric pendants in lashed rawhide can add authentic western flair to an otherwise contemporary fixture. Updating a traditional European chandelier or sconce silhouette with sleek glass cylinders creates a versatile yet timeless look equally at home in transitional or modern interiors. Substituting industrial mesh for white fabric turns a basic drum fixture into an eye catching, urban-inspired focal point. Whatever the style, combining familiar silhouettes with unusual materials can yield eye-catching fixtures that elevate interiors in creative and compelling ways.

As a custom lighting designer and manufacturer, Hammerton is frequently tasked with creating these types of ‘statement’ fixtures that marry innovative design with the high quality craftsmanship we’re known for. Click through the gallery above to view a few of our favorites.

You can explore more luxury lighting designs by browsing our various Hammerton collections. To learn more about how we can customize fixtures to take your commercial, hospitality or residential  project to the next level, contact one of our team members by emailing or calling 801.973.8095.

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