The Large Shard showcases grey-colored shards embedded in thick hand-poured clear glass blocks created by the Vermont artisans at AO Glass. An LED light reflects into and through the glass to create a captivating glow on the vertical metal back plate. 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.
*The AAMA-2604 rating for our Coastal Outdoor Finishes (-14, -75, -77, -78) puts these among the most durable, resistant finishes available for corrosion resistance, color fastness and durability. These coatings deliver exceptional hardness, scratch & mar resistance for enhanced performance in seacoast environments.
To properly maintain your outdoor products, follow these expert suggestions:
Methods for cleaning the powder coat finish depend on the characteristics of the surface soil. Use water and mild soap or detergent with a sponge or soft cloth for light surface soils. For medium to heavy soils a mild solvent, such as mineral spirits, can be used for removal of grease, sealants or caulking compounds. Spot testing should be performed first to ensure there is no coating damage or staining from cleaning materials.
Outdoor lighting fixtures in coastal environments have the greatest risk of corrosion, but even inland lighting has to combat oxidation 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.
We offer some of the most robust finishes available for the outdoors, and our Finish Specialist works to continuously improve durability with new formulations that are rigorously tested.
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.