We are driven by
Integrity. We believe glass is a craft and an artform. We stand for integrity in design and materials. We don’t compromise with people or process.
Innovation. We’re never satisfied with sitting still. Through our work, we seek to inspire others and transform spaces. We seek what’s next.
Connection. What’s handmade is human. Creating connections through design and craft is the energizing undercurrent that unites all we do.
Hennepin Made co-founders Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert launched their business in 2011, driven by a desire to build something sustainable and transformative for their field. Skilled artists and glassblowers, the duo saw an opportunity to connect their passion for glass with lighting design – and quickly made a national name for themselves.
In 2016, still growing rapidly, the crew purchased, renovated, and moved operations into a 30,000-square-foot former industrial warehouse in Minneapolis’ rising North Loop. Today, the Hennepin Made headquarters is home to seven full-time glassblowers with more than 80 years of collective experience among them, working alongside a team of 10 additional staff.
Handmade objects connect us to makers; design awakens our connection to our surroundings; and shared spaces connect us with others. All of these things invite us to take a step outside of the ordinary, toward more expansive, enduring, interconnected experiences. What we make is lighting. Who we are is a creative catalyst.
We make space. We make space for people to convene – for intentional interactions and serendipitous encounters. We make space to recharge and reflect – for people to do their best work.
Our talented team is the heart of our organization. They’re the dreamers who can take an idea and transform it into reality – and whose uncompromising commitment to craft and design elevates all we do.
Hennepin Made headquarters is located in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to the glass production facility, the 30,000-square-foot former industrial warehouse is home to a cafe, event space and retail lab.