For more than 45 years, Hubbardton Forge artisans have handcrafted each product, one at a time, right here in Vermont. Manufacturing domestically allows a level of responsiveness to customers we couldn’t otherwise provide, enables partnerships between departments creating a better workplace, keeps well-paying jobs in the U.S.A.
MODERN AMERICAN BLACKSMITHS
In an age of mass-produced, machine-made products, many companies have abandoned the right way of doing things in favor of maximizing profits. We believe doing things the right way is the only way to do business. We make products where the craftsmanship and skill clearly shows. As our Design Director, David Kitts, notes, “We make heirlooms, not landfill.” Any piece leaving our forge is touched by multiple hands throughout the process of its creation. When you look at a Hubbardton Forge lighting fixture, you’re seeing the artistic achievements of a team dedicated to design. Our family of artisans combines traditional craft knowledge with modern techniques and one-of-a-kind tools we’ve created to give you a piece of Vermont history that holds enduring value.
Our artisans work with natural materials like iron and glass throughout their day. Many members of our forge family spend a good deal of personal time outdoors too. It keeps us connected to the world around us. It also reinforces our dedication to thoughtfully manufacture our products using sustainable practices. We’re proud to be industry leaders in this way.