Hubbardton Forge is one of the country’s oldest and largest continuously operating commercial forges today. It all started with two guys, an old barn and some borrowed tools. They had big ideas and a passion for design, respect for high-quality craftsmanship and a belief in the importance of tradition. For more than 45 years, Hubbardton Forge artisans have handcrafted each product, one at a time, right here in Vermont.In 2017, Hubbardton Forge introduced two new lines of lighting—Synchronicity by Hubbardton Forge, the unity of craft and glamour; and Vermont Modern by Hubbardton Forge that combines bold contemporary design with the latest technology. MODERN AMERICAN BLACKSMITH In an age of mass-produced, machine-made products, many companies have abandoned the right way of doing things in favor of maximizing profits. Hubbardton Forge believes doing things the right way is the only way to do business. They make products where the craftsmanship and skill clearly shows. As their Design Director, David Kitts, notes, “We make heirlooms, not landfill.” Any piece leaving their forge is touched by multiple hands throughout the process of its creation. When you look at a Hubbardton Forge lighting fixture, you’re seeing the artistic achievements of a team dedicated to design. Their family of artisans combines traditional craft knowledge with modern techniques and one-of-a-kind tools they’ve created to give you a piece of Vermont history that holds enduring value.
THE ART OF THE FORGE
By building on traditional techniques while focusing on fine design, Hubbardton Forge has become one of the most respected brands in the lighting industry. Their award-winning team of designers takes inspiration from everywhere – the natural world, sculptures, architecture and their own innate sense of form and function. Whatever the seed of the idea is – once it’s sketched on paper or computer, or shaped from paper, foam or some other choice material, their engineering and forge teams translate it into a sculpture of metal.
Their artisans work with natural materials like iron and glass throughout their day. Many members of their forge family spend a good deal of personal time outdoors too. It keeps them connected to the world around us. It also reinforces their dedication to thoughtfully manufacture their products using sustainable practices. They're proud to be industry leaders in this way. For over 45 years, Hubbardton Forge has been committed to saving energy, preventing waste and reducing its environmental footprint.
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