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Hubbardton Forge: Handcrafted Artistry

Quality in the details. Handcrafted in Vermont.

Metalworking, from bronze to steel and beyond, has existed for thousands of years. Forging iron and steel isn’t a lost art – it’s an art that Vermont-based Hubbardton Forge is proud to keep alive with their handcrafted lighting.

Glowing steel is heated to around 2,000° in our forge
Glowing steel is heated to around 2,000° in our forge

Many manufacturers have moved away from handcrafting their lighting fixtures, or they’ve moved production offshore. Many have done it to maximize profits, regardless of what it means for quality and local communities. Hubbardton Forge thinks differently. For more than 40 years, we’ve created our lighting fixtures using methods that give our customers the lighting they deserve. Each handcrafted piece we make, from design to engineering to forging and finishing, is crafted with care under one roof, in Castleton, Vermont.

Welding and powdercoating
From welding to powder coating, everything is done under one roof in Vermont

Each lighting fixture we make has its own story. A member of our design team gets a spark of inspiration and runs with it. They communicate the idea to the engineering team and they work out the fine details. From engineering, the design heads to the Forge floor where our artisans heat steel to a fiery red (and beyond) and then coax the heated metal into shape. The men and women of the Forge use old-fashioned hammers and tongs alongside modern forges. and one-of-a-kind tools developed and created in-house. For fixtures such as those in our Corona Collection – featuring pendants, sconces, and semi-flushes – our artisans use the proprietary jigs and tools made by engineering to create the contemporary shapes.

The hand-bent steel petals give the Corona a sculptural look
Corona Chandelier from Hubbardton Forge

The result is what you would expect when an artist is well-versed in the materials they’re working with. Each chandelier, pendant, or table lamp, seems to be infused with the skill and passion for the craft of our modern blacksmiths. When you encounter handcrafted luxury lighting by talented artisans, it’s clear you’re experiencing something special…and you’ll understand why we remain committed to what we do.

Hubbardton Forge

Hubbardton Forge

With a history spanning more than four decades, Hubbardton Forge has built a reputation in the lighting industry and among designers and consumers for high quality and handcrafted artistry. With a team driven by design, the newest designs being created – from idea to finished fixture – are winning awards and accolades, but more importantly, they’re finding a place in the finely designed spaces of our customers. Best of all? All the magic happens under one roof in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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