Photography courtesy of Legrand
WHO ARE YOU?
I am Legrand’s Hubbardton Forge line of six
lustrous metal wall plates forged by fire, designed
to create a new level of aesthetic appeal when
coordinating with Legrand’s lighting controls.
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Castleton, Vt. It is there where my wall plates are
hand-forged one at a time by Hubbardton Forge,
modern American blacksmiths.
ASIDE FROM SUGAR, SPICE, AND EVERYTHING NICE,
WHAT ELSE ARE YOU MADE OF?
My wall plates are created with real metals, and I’m
available in six finishes: black, bronze, burnished
steel, natural iron, dark smoke, and mahogany.
WHAT’S THE RUMOR MILL CHURNING OUT ABOUT YOU
That my family is growing! It’s true—coming soon
there will be new finishes in the line.
WHERE WAS THE LAST PLACE THE PAPARAZZI
I’ve been lighting up tradeshows across the country
in 2015, but most recently, the press caught up
with me at the HI Connect show. I was spotted in
hospitality vignettes designed by Marriott Hotels,
as well as a restaurant space designed by Duncan
Design Group. And let me tell you, I look just as
good at the bar as I do in the honeymoon suite.
IF YOU COULD GET ONE PLASTIC SURGERY
PROCEDURE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
No nips or tucks needed. The “imperfections” in my
metals are actually one of my leading attributes—
I’m created in nearly 2,000-degree heat, which
drives impurities from the steel to yield a striking
textural expression that makes each wall plate as
unique as a fingerprint.
WHO’S YOUR CURRENT BESTIE?
My BFF is the adorne collection of light switches,
dimmers, outlets, and USB chargers.
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST TURN-ON?
When paired with an adorne light switch, there are
so many ways to turn me on. My favorites include
a gentle tap of a finger, the wave of a hand, or even
just walking into the room.
Turning me off is fun, too. You can make it happen
slowly with a dimmer switch.
WHAT’S THE WORST PART ABOUT FAME?
Nothing! The limelight makes me shine.