Hubbardton Forge | The Graffiti
Are you drawn to the look of unfinished concrete, raw steel, and vintage brick? Do you get weak in the knees over exposed Edison bulbs and exposed ducting or wooden beams? If so, you will want to take a closer look at the cool industrial vibe of Hubbardton Forge’s Graffiti Pendant. Creating visual pathways that lead the viewer in and around forged steel curves, the Graffiti incorporates fluid movement with heirloom aesthetics.
Hubbardton Forge designer, Paul Marr-Hilliard speaks about the Graffiti’s earliest design origins, “There was first a process of experimentation with small metal sculptures. I had the idea of movement through a volume of space—as if scrawling out or painting a complicated letter form with a large brush. In the slower turns, the brush stroke gets fatter then accelerates in a different direction and thins out.” Paul goes on to say, “The end design became smooth and free flowing. The lamping feels a bit industrial, jutting in and connecting the forged metal ‘calligraphy’.”
As challenging as naming a new lighting design can sometimes be, Paul comments, that when it came time to give this fixture a name there was no doubt as to what it should be, “All of the designers lovingly referred to it throughout the development process as the Graffiti. It was a nickname that stuck and won out in the final naming. It was just a perfect fit.
Strong industrial lines speak to sculptural curves in this steel and glass interpretation of contemporary calligraphy. The Graffiti is as functional as it is edgy in its refined urban appeal.