Made in Sweden.
The family company Zero manufactures and sells attractive
light fittings for all types of space. We use up-to-date technology
and our designers are innovative problem solvers who often
surprise us. All 80 percent of our subcontractors are located
directly nearby. This is both environmentally sound and offers
great flexibility when it comes to varying and modifying projects.
Innovation, quality, attraction and durability have been
our watchwords since our beginnings in 1978.
Oh, so who are you? The question crops up now and then,
mostly at trade fairs abroad. And the answer is automatically
“Oh well, Zero is a family company that makes and sells attractive
lighting fittings for all spaces. We use the latest technologies
and are innovative problem-solvers…”. But then the
follow-up question sometimes cuts us off “But why do your
products look the way they do?”. That’s when we really get to
talk about what Zero does so specially. So uniquely.
Imagine a barren winter landscape in deepest Scania. The
darkness, nigh impenetrable when the clouds cover the moonlight.
But as it does penetrate, the glitter of the snow is all the
more magical. That’s what we are trying to capture at Zero.
Just as much as its opposite — the soft sheen of Nordic summer
light, which is not only the delight of artists. From light, dark
and the shadows in our environment, we and our designers
create the unique Zero range. Where we are — in Pukeberg,
outside Nybro, the hub of Swedish glass production, and the
area where 80 percent of our subcontractors are, right by us.
Of course, our history contributes to our identity — how, in 1978,
our founders long experience of glass yielded to an entire
decade devoted almost entirely to perforated sheet metal fittings.
Because the designer Börge Lindau was clearly decided
that this very sheet metal should contribute to Zero’s being
both noticed and recognised as a modern, innovative and
forward-looking company. And how right he was. Expansion
occurred, and from its original garage, the company moved to
an industrial zone in central Nybro and successful collaboration
ensued with the designer Per Sundstedt, who preferred to
design glass fittings.
The years passed, and in 2005, a whole new period began in
Zero’s life. We started collaborating with the most recognised
Swedish designers of the day, such as Mattias Ståhlbom,
Thomas Bernstrand, Fredrik Mattson and Front. Now we were
also ready to appear in an international setting, at the Milan
Salone del Mobile. We have carried on doing that, and our
successes have led to almost half of our fittings being designed
from 2005 onwards.
Today, Zero is an internationally well-established company
with designers from near and far. We have mastered several
different materials, which we don’t mind matching with the latest
technologies. And we produce it all where we started, with
the ambition of creating that little bit more. The surprisingly
unexpected. The unique.