This dramatic pendant features a newly-developed technique of forging bark-like textural elements in steel. The result is the Griffin—a stunning arrangement of structure that balances the organic glass forms.
Hubbardton Forge and Simon Pearce—two, well-known Vermont makers—began a creative relationship in 2018, with the Griffin Pendant. “It’s amazing that two companies, only 60 miles apart, have taken this long to find one another for a collaboration” said David Kitts, Director of Design at Hubbardton Forge.
Simon Pearce worked with notable glassmakers across Europe, before he and his wife, Pia, opened their studio in Vermont over 35 years ago. Their handmade pieces come to life in the turbine-powered workshop from the rushing Ottauquechee River. Much like Hubbardton Forge, Simon Pearce believes "simplicity, quality and artisanship are tenets of a better way of life."
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.