Hamilton Litestat Group; creating the extraordinary

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    Hamilton Litestat is a UK-leading designer and manufacturer of decorative electrical wiring accessories including switch plates, sockets, card switches and lighting controls. With over 40 years’ experience supplying commercial and residential markets, Hamilton provides an ever-expanding, diverse range of quality, design-led products as well as producing bespoke commissions.The products range from traditional antique brass switch plates to up-to-the-minute lighting control panels finished in glossy piano black. Other finishes available across the Hamilton ranges include satin chrome and bright chrome, satin steel and bright steel, wooden finishes, satin brass and polished brass, and pearl oyster. Two of Hamilton’s most popular ranges, Hartland CFX and Linea CFX, feature entirely concealed fixings, perfect for ultra-modern rooms that require a smooth, minimalist feel.

    Recently, Hamilton introduced another dimension to its comprehensive product range – Perfect Partners door furniture. Available exclusively from Hamilton in the UK, the handles perfectly match many of the stylish finishes found across the other accessories ranges. Designers of both residential and commercial interiors can now look to Hamilton to provide the complete range of finishing touches in order to give their rooms a sleek, co-ordinated look.

    Although suitable for a wide variety of applications, Hamilton’s products have recently been installed in a number of hospitality interiors due to their combination of hardwearing functionality and design-led aesthetics. The slimline Hartland range has proved particularly popular, having recently been used in both Trewhiddle Village, a prestigious holiday villa complex in South Cornwall, and the luxury Jurys 4-star hotel in Great Russell Street, London. As the Jurys hotel serves international visitors Hamilton produced bespoke plates that incorporate American and European sockets, as well as matching card switches and dimmer plates.

    Hamilton’s Managing Director, Rod Hamilton – one of the first people to introduce the dimmer to the UK market in the 1960s – believes that a combination of up-to-the-minute technology and high visual appeal is key to optimising electrical wiring systems. He said: “Being able to provide a whole range of wiring solutions that feature the same plate design helps to minimise cost without having to compromise visual appeal.”

    “All of Hamilton’s wiring accessories may be combined with any of our self-designed inserts which include Euromod communication and data modules, grid fix solutions and standard box fit. This means that a whole range of wiring solutions may be achieved using the same plate design, with different inserts combined within one plate in order to integrate separate functions and streamline the overall scheme. Our Digital Mercury lighting control system may also be controlled from a plate specially designed to co-ordinate with the other switches and sockets in the scheme. At the end of the day, the two most important things in designing your electrical wiring system are that it works efficiently and blends in with the rest of the interior design,” he added.

    As many of Hamilton’s plates are made in its UK factories, bespoke accessories may also be engineered to address specific requirements.

    All of Hamilton’s products, including Perfect Partners, will be on display at the Interiors show in Birmingham from 24–27 January 2010; visit stand D18.

    Daniel Fountain / 04.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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