The Shard showcases grey-colored shards embedded in thick hand-poured clear glass blocks created by the local Vermont artisans at AO Glass. An LED light reflects into and through the glass to create a captivating glow. Looks amazing indoors, too.
A story of creativity, sustainability and inspiration. The Shard combines all of these.
It is the collaboration of two Vermont neighbors who pride themselves on forward-thinking design and consummate quality, with the shared goal of turning everyday objects into art. One of the most innovative hot glass studios in the country, the AO Glass team, led by Rich Arentzen and Tove Ohlander, collaborates with designers at Hubbardton Forge to produce custom, high-quality glass for many of our lighting pendants, chandeliers…and the Shard Outdoor Sconce Collection.
Outdoor lighting fixtures in coastal environments have the greatest risk of corrosion, but even inland lighting has to combat rust due to high-humidity conditions. Wherever your outdoor lighting placement may be, Hubbardton Forge has you covered. Made for the outdoors, but elegant enough for indoor use as well.
Hubbardton Forge offers a full complement of ADA compliant sconces with profiles that meet the Universal Design standard of a maximum 4.0” projection from the wall for sconces. ADA compliance is made easy, with lighting fixtures that are as beautiful as they are functional. Perfect for corridors, entryways, and common areas. This may include lobby and reception areas, restaurants and ballrooms, hotels, libraries, financial institutions, well-care facilities, and luxury living multi-unit residences. At Hubbardton Forge, we understand how important ADA compliance is for any commercial project. Our dedicated Commercial team can help facilitate the specification of these products.
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.