Imagine sitting outside at twilight, under a canopy of branches from a favorite tree. Hanging from those branches, are lights that cast a perfect glow and bathe the evening in warmth. No need to just imagine. No need to sit outside. The Kiwi Pendant and Sconce are swoon-worthy indoor lighting designs from Hubbardton Forge’s Vermont Modern line. It’s love at first sight.
The Kiwi Pendant bears six thick hand-blown glass globes that are delicately hung underneath a three-foot expanse of steel branch. The Kiwi Sconce offers a single glass globe that when lit, highlights the details of the branch above. Handcrafted to order, they are available in six finish options to fit your mood and environment. These whimsical and carefree lighting designs bring modern elegance to your space without any pretense.
Director of Design for Hubbardton Forge, David Kitts is responsible for the development of the Kiwi Pendant and Sconce. When asked about how the Kiwi’s name originated he replied, “Our designs go through such a personal development process, picking up nicknames along the way. They deserve a well thought out name that suits their personality.” While brainstorming about what glass designs and shapes should be created next, David noticed a Kiwi fruit sitting on his desk. “I wasn’t coming up with much, until I glanced at the Kiwi fruit sitting on my desk.” And the rest, as they say, is history.