16
Feb

We first met the great people from Hubbardton Forge in the mid 80s and added a few of their their floor and table lamps to our Santa Fe showroom. Over the years we have kept adding to our displays, since they keep introducing new, exciting products. We now show a large array of their hand forged wall sconces, outdoor lights, chandeliers and pendants and of course still several floor and table lamps.

Just like our showroom has changed a lot since 1984 their collections now span an incredible range from more traditional pieces to sleek contemporary designs with a sculptural presence. We have been so grateful for our relationship with this wonderful company.

Here’s what they have to tell about themselves. I like their story:

The Hubbardton Forge StoryGeorge Chandler and Reed Hampton  first fired up the forge in a drafty old barn in the town of Hubbardton in 1974. They had taken an art class together in college and had lucked out that one of the choices offered was a class by a renowned local blacksmith and they fell in love with this ancient art.

They set out to master the art of black- smithing,  learning as they went from a few remaining craftsman of an industry gone by. Scavenging through New England they gathered up rusting anvils, trip hammers, swage blocks and other discarded tools of the trade and put them to good use.

Now fast forward to Hubbardton Forge of today: More than 200 employees, a sound growth based on integrity, quality and value which is reflected in the fact that Hubbardton Forge is a three time recipient of the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Vermont. Where others might cut corners to save money, Hubbardton Forge has been moving forward as a great role model as an environmentally responsible company.

As they put it themselves “Hubbardton Forge® has long believed in the necessity of using the most environmentally sound means of creating our product. As a result we have adopted and pioneered new methods for cleaning and finishing, reducing process waste, and managing energy. We have not trumpeted our desire to be “green” but rather emphasized our continuing mission to create the best possible product by the best possible means. We are pleased, therefore, to be recognized for our efforts by the State of Vermont, as a three time recipient of the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.”

Despite the strong competition from cheap imports  and living through having their designs copied time and again, the Hubbardton Forge brand has continued to strengthen and is recognized by an increasing number of consumers who value timeless quality.

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4 Responses to “The Hubbardton Forge Story”

  • Doug Cooper

    Help! We have a new home and needed a REALLY big arts and crafts style chandelier, and the Kellar’s Forge Collection Bronze Twenty-one Light Chandelier by Hubbardton Forge was perfect. The problem is, it was either bent in transit or installed incorrectly.

    The bottom circle of 12 lights is not parallel with the two circles above it and is very noticable. The cables on the lower side are slack, and that makes me wonder if the electricians simply did not install it correctly. Perhaps if those could be tightened, it would lift the circle up a bit and rebalance the entire light. Any help on how to adjust the turnbuckles on the cables would be appreciated. I have tried turning them in both directions with no effect.

    Thanks!

  • Lette

    Hi Doug,
    I’ll check with Hubbardton Forge. I’m sure they can help you in one way or the other. I’ll check and get back to you.
    Lette

  • I just wanted to say that I love this site

  • Lette

    Thanks!
    And what’s that about “billige flybiletter”. Kan jeg faa en?