Hennepin Made offers the finest blown glass lighting in the county, and possibly even the world.
In 2011, Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert opened Hennepin Made’s first studio in Northeast Minneapolis on Hennepin Avenue (of course), where they hosted private events and monthly sales of drinkware and other accessories. But it didn’t take long for the little shop to expand into something that would change the future of Hennepin County homes forever.
After partnering with Room & Board, Hennepin Made began focusing on modern handmade blown glass lighting, which is now held in inventory that is for sale at installations and showings at their event lab, Parallel Lab, as well as online. Folks who are interested in purchasing a light from a collection that is not available for purchase at the studio or online can email to inquire about a specific order. If you’re more interested in browsing the vast offerings of Hennepin Made, you can also stop their unique venue.
“We have multi-pendant canopies, which we can design to be tailored to any space. These allow for us to get more creative and sculptural with our products. The cafe utilizes several different installations as examples of what is possible,” said Schwartz.
Hennepin Made isn’t just for the everyday consumer looking to spruce up their home or apartment, though. The unique blown glass company also has a trade program for industry professionals, from architects to interior designers.
“Our trade program is set up for industry professionals focused on the design/build, architecture, and interior design community. We offer exclusive pricing, offerings, and design services focused on our trade partners needs,” Schwartz says.
For residential projects, Schwartz says the GLBT community accounts for a large portion of their clientele. He says there is a certain expectation for interior design that the community needs to be met, and Hennepin Made is happy to do the job.
“We have found there is definitely a sophisticated awareness of both design and the handmade amongst the community. We have felt strong support since we launched in 2011,” he says.
Hennepin Made has a variety of products, color options, sizes, and shapes of lighting. The Celeste Collection is inspired by ethereal light and offers an elegant soft light to any interior. The Foliole Collection has simple leaf-shaped lights to add a bit of texture to a space without drawing too much attention away from other features of the room. The Halo Collection is an authentic representation of the art of blown glass. With its smooth curves and dome shape, this collection is perfect for any art lover. Lastly, the Parallel Collection offers a combination of hand-spun aluminum and blown glass, creating a raw, natural element to bring into your home. Outside of the collections, Hennepin Made also sells multi-pendant canopies, perfect for a kitchen or larger space.
For more information, to shop Hennepin Made’s products or to view their install gallery, visit www.hennepinmade.com.
144 Glenwood Ave.