A new entry to the acclaimed Dahlia Collection, this 2021 Dahlia Semi-Flush is over 32" in diameter and almost 14" in height. With its hand-forged, trademark "petals", the glass inverted coppola serves as a diffuser for the light within.
Our designers are frequently asked what inspired a given design. This was particularly true of the best-selling Dahlia designs. “Sometimes the inspiration comes from the most basic of forms. I was looking at an image of jewelry that was created by Harry Bertoia, a famous 1950’s furniture designer, best known for his diamond pattern metal chair designs. The organic form of a leaf was repeated throughout the piece, and it really appealed to me,” recounted Hubbardton Forge designer, Paul Marr-Hilliard. “I started playing with the idea of curved metal pieces coming from a central axis. A halo or ring of light would be at the core of the fixture, reflecting upon the “petals” on either side. It is a simple repetition of form that becomes quite beautiful and sculptural. By realizing early on that this design was very botanical in nature and representational of a large flower, the name of Dahlia was adopted. A perfect fit.”
The Dahlia designs provide a sculptural botanical aesthetic, like its namesake flower. Hand-forged steel “petals” flare outward from the center and are illuminated by exposed bulbs in a sputnik-type form in chandeliers and mini pendant designs, and with an opal or water glass globe shade in the semi-flush version.
A NOTE ABOUT OUR TRANSLUCENT FINISHES
Variations in finish appearances are a normal and desired result of the process, rendering each piece an individual and unique work of art. Shown here in Dark Smoke (-07) are examples of the different textures and patterns seen through our translucent finishes.
Here, in Castleton, Vermont, we take great pride in creating the highest quality products. We design, engineer, forge, weld, finish, assemble, pack, ship, and service our customers all from under-one-roof. And we do it for you, knowing that each and every piece that leaves our facility is going to enhance the space it was made for—whether it’s a home or a place of business. Take a virtual journey with us to Castleton, Vermont and meet some of our team, 230-strong, at Hubbardton Forge where we’ve been making luxury lighting since 1974, for nearly 47 years. We invite you “inside,” where we share with you in a short video, what makes this American success story in manufacturing so compelling…in the end, it is people of passion who make product with purpose. We are Hubbardton Forge.
HISTORY MEETS INNOVATION
We combine traditional techniques with the latest technologies. Our designers, engineers and makers work together using mixed materials consisting of metal, glass, leather, wood, slate and more, to create award-winning product year after year. It is this spirit of collaboration that yields innovative product designs made by the team at Hubbardton Forge. Being in Vermont, we take great pride in our history of commitment to saving energy, preventing waste and reducing our environmental footprint. We are dedicated to manufacturing our products using sustainable practices and have been recognized as a leader with prestigious “green manufacturing” awards.