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Cerno, established in 2009, is an industrial design and manufacturing company innovating modern LED lighting fixtures and furniture in Southern California. Our mission is to fuse quality, performance and resource efficiency with modern design.

Founders Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander, and Dan Wacholder.

At Cerno it is our intention to design with focus and purpose, yielding products that blend form and function into objects of purposeful and personal value. We believe that the often overlooked objects we surround ourselves with in our daily lives represent an opportunity for expression and personal enjoyment. We aim to produce products that take advantage of this opportunity and fill this need for the conscientious consumer.

In a consumer age where nearly everything is viewed as disposable, we aim to be accountable to our customers and our environment, by building our product to last, selecting our material pallete responsibly and using energy efficient LED technology.

-Verb (Latin)
1. To resolve, distinguish, decide, sift, determine, to perceive.

We view our end product as art resolved with science, Cerno’s design and engineering team work hand in hand, which promotes a communicative honest approach to design. The three founder’s passion for design, quality and precision execution is visible in each hand assembled fixture that leaves our facility.

Custom Design Services

Cerno welcomes the opportunity to work with designers, architects, specifiers, and individuals looking for innovative design solutions. At Cerno we can execute your product specifications, whether it is a fully developed design or a back of the napkin concept. Cerno can act as a vertically integrated designer, fabricator and installer, or provide any of the aforementioned services independent of one another.

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