Happy Humpday friends. I’m back again today with another travel adventure. Right after returning home from our anniversary vacation in Mexico, I headed East to explore a bit of New England courtesy of Legrand. I was so honored to be invited out to Burlington, VT to get a hands on, behind the scenes look the new Hubbardton Forge line of wall plates as part of the Adorne collection for Legrand. If you follow me on IG, you were able to see me share snippets of my time in VT through the hashtag #legrandmeetshubbardton.
While there I enjoyed the fabulous accommodations at Hotel Vermont in the heart of Burlington.
It was incredibly chic and the service was wonderful. I loved it so much I actually plan to take Naomi back so she can experience it too!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Adorne line of wall plates here in our bungalow, so I can attest to their beauty, ease of installation, and quality, but it was truly remarkable to get to experience the production process firsthand. If you aren’t familiar with the Adorne line of outlets, switches, dimmers, and wall plates you must check them out. As a designer I always pay special attention to detail. It can mean the difference between a great space, and one that is lacking, and oftentimes its the smallest detail that has the most impact in a space. The Adorne collection allows one of the most utilitarian details in a space to be just as beautifully considered as a major design elements. The wall plates come in a variety of colors and finishes, including brass, wood, and even leather.
Recently Adorne launched the Hubbardton Forge line of wall plates to add to their collection and they are incredible. The pieces are made of steel that have each been individually hand crafted in Vermont by the master blacksmiths of Hubbardton Forge. Hubbardton Forge is the oldest commercial forge in the United States and it specializes in forged metal light fixtures. Legrand teamed up with them to create a line of wall plates that perfectly accompany the light fixtures. They are beautiful, unique, and are of the absolute highest quality.
I got the opportunity to tour the forge and learn how each light fixture, and wall plate comes to life from concept to creation. Legrand and Hubbardton pride themselves on being driven by design, and their facility is the epitome of sustainability. Every aspect of product creation happens at the Forge…. from the designers and engineers conceptualizing the design, to the blacksmiths that craft them, to assembly, to packaging, and even customer service and product issue resolution. Everything happens in-house, here in the US and it was quite fascinating to see.
As consumers quality is always at the forefront of our minds when we consider a product for our home, and as a designer I always advise my clients to invest in the best quality their budget allows. Legrand truly seeks to elevate the everyday with the Adorne line of switches, outlets, and wall plates. I think they are well worth the investment for something that you must have in a space anyway, especially once you consider the craftsmanship that goes into creating it. It’s such a great concept to make the mundane things meaningful and pretty. Hubbardton is also a leading innovator in LED lighting design. One of my absolute favorite pieces is the Cityscape pendant. You can check out all the amazing Adorne switch options here, including the Hubbardton Forge wall plates. And you can explore the Hubbardton lighting collection here.
I also had the pleasure of visiting AO Glass while in Vermont. AO Glass is a small glass manufacturing shop run by a husband and wife team, Rich and Tove. The shop creates a series of blown glass light fixtures for Hubbardton Forge. It’s yet another layer of local, handcraftsmanship that make up the Hubbardton Forge lighting portfolio.
My trip to Vermont was wonderful and I cant thank Legrand enough for having me. I really enjoyed discovering more about a brand that I already loved. Now I love it even more. Until next time loves…