The Hubbardton Forge Story
Hubbardton Forge was founded in 1974 in an old barn in the town of Hubbardton, Vermont, by George Chandler and Reed Hampton. They scavenged New England gathering rusty anvils, 200-year-old trip hammers, swage blocks and other discarded tools of the trade. Today, Hubbardton Forge is located in Castleton, Vermont, only a few miles south of the original barn location.
Why We Love Hubbardton Forge Lighting
The quality of a Hubbardton Forge fixture is immediately evident. The designs feature beautiful, sweeping curves and elegant lines, made with a finesse that's quite impressive to find in cast iron. Each product is designed and hand-forged under one roof in Castleton, Vermont, creating a certain camaraderie between the metal artists. This without doubt gives the final product a certain warmth, familiarity and sense of history.
Fun Facts About Hubbardton Forge
Hubbardton Forge is extremely earth-friendly. They were one of the first companies to start powder-coating their products to reduce harmful fumes, and are one of the first and few companies in the United States to clean their products using bioremediation. In this innovative, closed-cycle system, microbes eat the soils and oils from the wash solution used prior to powder-coating, resulting in minimal biodegradable, phosphate-free waste disposal. Their commitment to the environment has garnered six Vermont Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.
Noteworthy Lighting by Hubbardton Forge
Polished aluminum rods arranged in a manner reminiscent of a city skyline and lit by a state-of-the-art, edge-lit acrylic guide plate are the cornerstone of the Cityscape. For something more traditional, the Sweeping Taper collection features simple, curving lines that offer strong, American Traditional flavor. Finally, complement your wrought iron light fixtures with similarly finished wall plates, switches and dimmer controls from the Legrand Adorne collection specifically design for Hubbardton Forge.