Artfully Slow Design, Made in America

A big highlight of Fall ‘21 High Point Market was the focus makers and designers placed on the deeper meaning and stories behind their work.

Hubbardton Forge, founded in 1974 by two college friends, is among the oldest and largest commercial forges in the U.S. Crafting each product by hand, to order, in Castleton, Vermont, this is not fast design. This is conscious, artfully slow, and ethical design.

Every single element of their lighting, even the LAD pieces, were made in America.The glass is locally blown and the leather in their mixed materials lights is sourced in Vermont. I really liked the balance they were able to strike between a high level of quality craftsmanship, American product sourcing, and a great price point.

Hubbardton Forge employs around 230 people, strengthening the local economy. Their dedication to American-made products makes sourcing faster, easier, and more sustainable than working with factories overseas. Over the last 45 years, the company has made an effort towards ensuring their practices prevent waste and save energy. They even use recycled materials when possible. The pieces created by Hubbardton Forge are destined to become family heirlooms, even one-of-a-kind items, that will be treasured and passed on rather than tossed in the landfill.

Heather French

Founder, Principal Interior Designer, French & French Interiors