When Herb Seymour, artist, collector and inventor, decided to illuminate his prestigious collection of works from California Plein Air painters, he became frustrated with the ineffectiveness of available art lighting. After purchasing and testing numerous styles, the inventor took control and set to work to solve the problem. When an introduction between Mr. Seymour and the founders of Cerno was made, the brand Revelite was born that would realize Mr. Seymour’s vision with today’s technology.
Cerno assembled a team of mechanical, electrical, optical and industrial design engineers to hone Mr. Seymour’s initial concept. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of what the solution must achieve even illumination and high color accuracy from a luminaire that virtually disappears the team developed and patented a revolutionary Art Light. No other art light on the market has two independently aimable and dimmable light modules that are calibrated specifically to an artwork’s dimensions. There is something poetic about illuminating old world masters with state of the art technology. Art revealed with science.
Revelite is the art and display lighting division of Cerno. Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder and Bret Englander began Cerno with a passion to design and build, thriving on taking intangible concepts and developing them into fully resolved luminaires. Childhood friends, the founders grew up in Laguna Beach, California, experiencing a creative culture and natural environment that played a significant role in shaping the professional and aesthetic ideals that guide Cerno today. The art colony of Laguna Beach, home to early California Impressionists, imparted an appreciation for art and artists fitting for the formation of Revelite.
Cerno’s decorative line of pendants, sconces, table and floor lamps are designed with a nod to the midcentury modern aesthetic featuring timeless craftsmanship and today’s technology. While Cerno decorative luminaires and Revelite art lights might seem unlikely companions, at the core of Cerno is a design company that creates solutions for enhancing the design experience.
All Cerno products are designed and made in coastal Southern California by a skilled team of inventive minds and industrious hands. Cerno’s vertically integrated manufacturing facility allows the flexibility to customize each Revelite Art Light for your specific piece of art, similar to ordering a bespoke suit from an Italian tailor.