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Juliet Fishenden

There has been no period of time in human civilisation equivalent to this present moment. Right now, we understand that our actions as consumers have reached a tipping point and if we do not check our continued and unthinking usage of materials such as plastic, we will be responsible for vastly negative and irreversible effects on the planet. Responsible and discerning people know this and are slowly changing their attitudes towards the products they buy.

There is one material in everyday use that due to its longevity and strength is not actually consumed. It is used and can be re-used, re-purposed, re-made and recycled over and over again. An investment in this material is never wasted. It can be built upon by successive generations. At Made by the Forge we call this material ‘iron’.  In other areas of manufacture it goes by the name ‘steel’ and as a metal in the construction industry it is one of the most recyclable and reusable metals in the world.

Steel’s inherent strength does not wear out from overuse. It does not creep (become deformed due to physical stresses) or buckle. If you have products from Made by the Forge and you move house, your ironwork can move with you. If you choose to recycle it, it will be reformed into something else, never losing its practical use in other areas. In short, environmentally, you can’t go wrong buying an iron/steel product. At madebytheforge.co.uk, you’ll find nothing but…

Juliet Fishenden
Punching metal

Our new Made by the Forge lighting collection will be launched at the London Design Festival event.  Designjunction showcases the very best in furniture, lighting and product design from around the world, presenting world-class brands against stunning industrial backdrops so we are delighted to be involved.

Richard has been working hard in the forge putting the finishing touches to one of the lights in the new collection, The Bar Light designed by Gareth Neal. It all started with our lighting collaboration weekends where four acclaimed designers came to the forge to trial their concepts and learn about iron and the blacksmith craft. We love the combination of natural materials, traditional skills and contemporary design.
The results have been inspiring and we will have four final designs to showcase at the event and we are really looking forward to meeting with other retailers and designers.
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Drilling holes