When it comes to artistry and luxury, no brand does it better than Hubbardton Forge. As one of America’s oldest operating iron forges, Hubbardton Forge has been providing stunning lighting fixtures to our homes for nearly 50 years. Few brands manage to capture raw creativity while still paying homage to traditional metalworking techniques and classic American design, but Hubbardton Forge does this effortlessly, year after year.
The Hubbardton Forge Story
Hubbardton Forge began in a barn in the year 1974, when two college friends saw the potential for beauty in metalworking and used their talent and passion to build something small, but incredibly special. Since these humble beginnings, Vermont-based Hubbardton Forge has brought metalworking to life in ways no one could have imagined, creating luxury lighting fixtures one at a time which treat light as an art form in and of itself. Now, the company has over 230 full-time designers, artisans, and engineers, who come together to form the Hubbardton family. They work closely and passionately to design and make lighting pieces that leave you awestruck every time you see them.
What makes this brand unique is that after five decades of business they still craft each and every one of their lighting fixtures by hand in the original forge. By continuing to manufacture everything domestically, the company provides unequalled responsiveness to their customers, and keeps the local economy strong.
With a deep dedication to details, the creators of this incredible company prioritize quality in everything from the initial designs to the age-old techniques they’ve perfected. It is guaranteed that each piece has been made with care and with the customer (you!) in mind.
“[we are] people of passion who make product with purpose.”
The Process: Inspiration To Production
The pieces created by Hubbardton Forge each have their own story. As a design-driven company which is dedicated to the quality of their designs, process, and service, the different teams work collaboratively to merge ideas and intent in order to create pieces with unmatched form and function.
“The commitment to creating design-driven, handcrafted luxury lighting—using environmentally responsible practices—remains as important to us today, as it did all those years ago.”
Each piece begins with a member of the design team dreaming up a lighting concept which they will communicate to the engineering team.
Once the engineering team understands the idea and has planned the technical side of the fixture, the design is passed on to the Forge floor – the home of artisans – where you will find a combination of age-old metalworking tools, such as hammers and tongs, as well as modern forges and one-of-a-kind tools developed in-house specifically for Hubbardton Forge. This is when the inspiration becomes something tangible, as the talented artisans coax complex and contemporary shapes out of metal – leaving you with stunning chandeliers, pendant lights, and table lamps.
Hubbardton Forge Lighting In Your Home
Over the years, Hubbardton Forge has built a reputation for producing visually stunning luxury lighting fixtures of the highest quality. With a team focused on unique yet timeless designs, you can be sure to find a shape and style of fixture to match your home and hold enduring value.
Here at Designer’s Mark, we are proud to represent Hubbardton Forge in our showroom. Their handcrafted artistry provides the perfect way to bring some of Vermont’s history into your home. Contact Designer’s Mark today to find out more about how we can bring your design dreams into reality!