Introducing Synchronicity By Hubbardton Forge: Elegance With An Edge
People often have a love/hate relationship with crystal-adorned lighting designs. Many love the sparkle and glamour, but hate the uninspired designs. It’s an aspect of lighting design that has remained fairly consistent, going all the way back to candle-lit fixtures. Too often, the approach was to create a more, spectacular design, add more crystal! That recipe risks creating a design in bad taste.
It can be hard to break with tradition. It’s probably much easier to never be part of a tradition and just start your own. At least that was the experience for the design team at Hubbardton Forge. The team was intrigued with the thought of designing with crystal, but they didn’t want to journey down well-worn paths. No longer would the crystal be draped on a design, hiding the structure and minimizing the impact of the glimmer and shine. Instead, these design concepts would put greater focus on the beauty and sparkle of each individual crystal and display them like they were jewels in a jewelry setting.
With that in mind, the designers at Hubbardton Forge went about creating a new line called Synchronicity. These unique set of new lighting designs underwent extensive craftsmanship, so it was important to find the right partner to supply the crystals. And when it comes to high-quality crystals, there’s only one name that comes to mind: Swarovski.
The team at Swarovski saw the design concepts and shared our excitement. In addition to pieces using crystals Swarovski had introduced in the past, including the Boomerang crystal used in the Artemis LED pendant and the Oval Pear crystals in the Rhapsody LED Pendant Light and Rhapsody LED Wall Sconce, a new crystal received an exclusive introduction as part of Synchronicity’s launch.
The Swarovski Strass Wave Cut crystal is as unique as the lighting fixtures it’s being used in. It has both concave and convex surfaces and an organic flow to its shape. The fixtures it graces – the Courbé pendant and sconce and the Courbé Duet Pendant each have tendrils of steel that embrace the beautiful new crystal design. The overall effect is of a flowing form of light, that displays inspired design and unsurpassed craftsmanship.
The unity of craft and glamour, master metalsmithing and sparkle. That’s the story of Synchronicity by Hubbardton Forge. From the very specific use of crystal, to the non-traditional shape of the crystals and artisan glass, Synchronicity by Hubbardton Forge is a crystal clear new world of luxury lighting.
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.