The Fortis wall sconce is a great example of the collaborative design process. The initial concept from the New York based Desiron was refined over many iterations. We then worked with the local Southern California artisan glass company Siemon & Salazar to achieve a very specific bubbled glass lens that diffuses the light. It is a strong and sophisticated display of three elements: a piece of metal, a piece of wood, and a piece of glass all beautifully showcased in light.
Cerno designs and manufacturers all of their modern lighting in-house at their Southern California headquarters.
The company was founded in 2009 by three lifelong friends Bret Englander, Daniel Wacholder, and Nick Sheridan. At the core of Cerno is a friendship and shared love for modern design.
Our philosophy is grounded in the utmost respect for the materials we use, the craftsmanship that goes into our products, and our entire team.