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, and Cerno 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, established in 2009, is an industrial design and manufacturing company innovating modern LED lighting fixtures and furniture in Southern California. Cerno has a mission to fuse quality, performance and resource efficiency with modern design. At Cerno, it is their intention to design with focus and purpose, yielding products that blend form and function into objects of purposeful and personal value. They believe that the often overlooked objects we surround ourselves with in our daily lives represent an opportunity for expression and personal enjoyment.