“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 ..