As a lighting manufacturer, Hubbardton Forge has many qualities that set them apart in the industry. Deeming themselves “modern American blacksmiths”, Hubbardton Forge is one of the last remaining lighting vendors that offers hand-crafted, American-made lighting fixtures to their customers. Beginning in 1974, Hubbardton Forge consisted of nothing but its two founders, an anvil, blacksmithing hammers, and other antiquated tools, and over the years has grown become one of the most well-respected lighting manufacturers in the business.
In addition to the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into making each and every piece, Hubbardton Forge’s ingenuity for new and interesting designs is what puts them in a league of their own. Their scope of design ranges from decorative and traditional to streamline and modern, with many fixtures exhibiting elements of multiple styles. If you gravitate towards the traditional sweep of lighting, you will love Hubbardton Forge’s “Twist Basket” collection of ceiling lights, table and floor lamps. Made up of graceful curves and an interlocking, almost Celtic-inspired ornamentation, this pendant can easily fit its way into any traditional or transitional space. This kind of delicate decoration is also shown-off in the “Forged Leaves” collection of chandeliers, floor lamps, and table lamps. The blacksmiths at Hubbardton Forge carefully create these gentle stem and leaf components to wrap around the fixtures without ever actually touching it; a look so organic and ethereal that the leaves seem to have sprouted from the fixtures on their own.
Hubbardton Forge offers up a large inventory of modern fixture as well. This can be seen in one of the newest additions to the Hubbardton Forge catalogue, the “Brindille” collection. The defining quality of a “Brindille” piece is the stylized bundle of Cubist-inspired twigs seemingly floating underneath each ceiling mount, island light, table and floor lamp. Another popular staple in the Hubbardton Forge catalogue is the “Exos” line, an interesting update to your typical modern drum shade. Hubbardton Forge incorporates a few more metal features into theirs and in the larger sizes, a bowed glass diffuser to increase functionality and add visual interest.
If you are glancing through Hubbardton Forge catalogue and see a fixture that you love, but aren’t crazy about the finish, there’s no need to worry. Every Hubbardton Forge fixture is customizable in metal, glass, and fabric finishes, so you can create the perfect look for your lighting. Finish samples are available for viewing at the Cleveland Lighting showroom in Lyndhurst, Ohio; just ask one of our Lighting Specialists for assistance, and they will be happy to help you.