Not only is scale and proportion relevant to the actual design of a light, but also to how the fixture fits its intended space. Fortunately, the owner of this impressive 12,000sf suburban Chicago home — an engineer by profession — kept this well in mind when specifying his decorative lighting. “Several large spaces demanded fixtures of a size and scale that required customization,” he explained. "So we took that opportunity to approach the lighting in each room as a focal point, both in dimension and design."
Members of the Hammerton design team worked on-site with the owner and builder to facilitate fixture selection, dimensions and materials, using full scale composites to verify size and scale. The final decorative lighting schedule included a wide-ranging series of transitional fixtures that combined the warmth of traditional design with the clean-lined geometries of contemporary design. Artisan kiln-fused glass in various textures served as the unifying motif, adding an element of intrigue while minimizing the visual weight of each fixture.
(Matt Mansueto Photography)
Outdoor lighting, also by Hammerton, included sconces and post mounts that were custom sized and finished to complement the exterior.