Whether you are looking for a single fixture or to light an entire home, their knowledgeable and helpful staff will browse through a deep and wide inventory of high quality products to find the perfect lighting solutions.
On-site consultations are available, along with custom fixture design and fabrication, lamp repair, and installation services.
The combination of low, competitive prices with a high level of lighting-design expertise creates an unbeatable value for their customers.
Once known exclusively for large-scale, custom chandeliers beautifully handcrafted from steel, Utah-based Hammerton Lighting is now gaining industry attention for its work in many forms of artisan glass.
Why glass? “Pushing the boundaries of lighting design requires continuously expanding our palette of design elements,” explains Levi Wilson, Hammerton’s founder and VP of Design. “Glass is a very broad platform for design innovation. It allows us to evolve our work in several directions that are highly relevant to today’s market.”
Hammerton launched its glass initiative with the 2011 purchase of Lightspann, a glass lighting studio founded by California artist Christina Spann. Since then, Hammerton has expanded its in-house artisan glass operations to include both blown and kiln-fused glass. The company’s Hammerton Studio line showcases these capabilities in many collections.
Adds Wilson, “Surprisingly, it’s our expertise in metal that allows us to do unusual work in glass, because we fabricate all our jigs in-house.”
Although blown glass and kin-fused glass involve the same material, each results in a unique set of characteristics. Blown glass is fabricated by inflating molten glass and working it in a furnace to achieve a desired shape. Kiln-fused glass is created by heating sheets or particles of glass in an oven until they fuse together or conform to a mold. Blown glass lends itself to rounded forms and sleek surfaces, while kiln-fused glass can be formed in a wide range of angular and curved shapes, and can also incorporate texture.
Recent glass introductions under the Hammerton Studio brand have been very well received. “The Bezel/Gem, Optic Blown Glass, Parallel and Apothecary collections have just taken off,” Wilson says. “The market definitely understands the superior quality craftsmanship in these fixtures, and the value proposition is pretty compelling. We are fabricating literally tons of glass each month.”
For more information about Hammerton products and much more, Coast Lighting is your local one-stop shop with the largest lighting display in the Bay Area. On-site consultations are available, along with custom fixture design and fabrication, lamp repair, and installation services. Coast Lighting works with homeowners, contractors, and designers, helping them to understand the technical requirements for their projects. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable about the industry’s products and applications and will help you select the most appropriate solutions. For more information, you can visit Coast Lighting at 2626 El Camino Real in Redwood City, call them at 650-850-6220, or visit www.coastlighting.com
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