“The way we build our furniture is time-consuming, physically demanding, and with an attention to detail that is borderline obsessive. We put passion before productivity; it is the pursuit of mastery.”
Forging is a process that involves the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces,
such as hammering. In order to forge ironwork, the metal must be heated to a bright yellow color (approximately 2000°F) and hammered while in a malleable state. The act of deforming the material not only changes the shape of the piece, but it adds strength to it. The most important parts of most machines, your car's engine for example, are always forged. When a component needs to perform under extreme stress and last forever, it is forged. Blacksmiths have been forging for millennia. However, as a result of the industrial revolution, the forging process has been limited to industrial applications due to the difficulty of the process and amount of skill required of the craftsman doing the work.
In today's world, most iron furniture manufacturers seek the fastest and most cost effective way to make something that looks forged, like it was made 150 years ago by a highly skilled craftsman.
FORGED is a collection of furniture that represents the preservation of an ancient craft, not an attempt to imitate it. We forge our ironwork the same way it has been done for thousands of years. Some of our machinery is slightly updated, but the ingredients are the same: fire, iron, and blunt force.
The way we build our furniture is time consuming, physically demanding, and with an attention to detail that is borderline obsessive. We put passion before productivity; this is the pursuit of mastery.