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-size branches will give the fixture an organic quality, while contemporary elements of color, texture, and illumination will create a sleek aesthetic appeal that simultaneously evokes sophisticated elegance and reassuring warmth. Also in production are several custom sconces that will carry the organic branch motif throughout the restaurant.

The Hammerton team has been working closely with designers and project managers from both Denton House and Little America to flesh out all aspects of the project, from concept development and materials selection to finish details and installation logistics. The gallery above provides a snapshot of progress to date — stay tuned for a look at the final result in the coming months.

As background, the Little America Hotel chain is part of a collection of hotel and resort properties owned by the family of the late Robert Earl Holding, who was one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and largest landowners at the time of his passing in April 2013. The family’s other properties include Little America hotels in Arizona and Wyoming, the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, the Snowbasin Ski Resort in Huntsville, Utah, and, most recently, The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, which was originally constructed to accommodate attendees of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and is one of only two AAA Five-Diamond Rated hotels in Utah. Read more here. 

It 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 undergoing construction at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Hammerton is thrilled to work with the talented team at Denton House Design Studio to bring this project to life.

  • Custom organic branch chandelier

    Full-scale drawings of five large branches, each over 8 feet in length, are laid out in the exact space of the steakhouse where the fixture will be suspended from the coffered ceiling above.

  • Custom organic branch chandelier

    The branches create a sculptural, wreath-like fixture over 20 feet in diameter. The scaled drawings will help the design team determine how to secure the fixture from above.

  • Custom organic branch chandelier

    Selecting the right diameter, length and planar positioning of each structural piece of tube steel is critical to achieving the desired organic characteristics in every 'branch' of the fixture.

  • Custom organic branch chandelier

    Little America and the design team at Denton House Design Studio worked closely with Hammerton to create the overall concept and aesthetic elements of each fixture, including brand texture, finish color and lamping specifics.

  • Custom organic branch sconce

    Also in production are custom sconces that will extend the organic branch aesthetic throughout the restaurant. Shown here is the rough structure of the wall sconce next to its original concept drawing.

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