George Chandler and Reed Hampton met in college during an "art therapy" class, taken as a joke more than anything else. When they partnered up for a project, they got a crash course in blacksmithing and discovered their love for hand-forged cast iron. Hubbardton Forge was born not long after in a Vermont barn in 1974, producing lamps using traditional tools and techniques.
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 Hubbardton, Vermont, creating a certain camaraderie between the metal artists. This without doubt gives the final product a certain warmth, familiarity and sense of history.