Hammerton design | Famous Maker Monday
Hammerton is a leading U.S. custom lighting designer and manufacturer, but like many notable businesses it started with two young men in a garage. One of those men, Levi Wilson, had grown up in his father’s ornamental iron fabrication shop and had the art of metalcraft in his blood. The year was 1995.
Hammerton got its foothold by serving the burgeoning second home market in nearby Park City, and word of the young upstart company spread fast. Hammerton quickly gained national recognition for creating unique fixtures that were not only beautifully crafted, but also perfectly proportioned and exquisitely detailed to each customer’s unique specifications. Levi’s obsession with uncompromising aesthetic and functional design, perfect scale and his ’10-inch rule’ — requiring each completed fixture to withstand a scrutinous eye from less than a foot away — were the guiding principles that attracted the attention of leading designers and architects and fueled the company’s growth. Today, Hammerton fixtures can be found in luxury residences and leading hospitality properties around the world.
One of the first companies to combine old-world artisan techniques with modern design and manufacturing, Hammerton has made significant investments in technology, lean production and process innovation to become a leading provider of handcrafted custom lighting. Whether a project involves scaling or otherwise modifying a catalog product, working with customer-specified materials, or designing a fixture or a collection entirely from scratch, Hammerton is uniquely qualified to deliver what may be the finest custom decorative solution available today.