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October 29, 2014


Robert and Brenda Zurn took a shine to each other as teenagers. Eighteen years and five children later, the creative Florida couple had another bright idea: design and make sculptural lighting from elemental materials.

The company: Founded in 2013, the DAMM studio is in the backyard of the couple’s St. Petersburg (Florida) home. The family-owned company creates contemporary lighting for residential and commercial interiors.

The company name: DAMM stands for Design. Art. Means. Motive.

The goods: Desk and table lamps and pendant lighting made of wood, brass, copper and glass.

Hot lights: Theorem ($375, pictured above) and Noland ($450) lamps, plus the Hombre pendants ($345). Terrace ($800) is quickly moving into first place. The Terrace design is a nod to the Miami Terrace (coral) Reef and the Art Deco architecture of Florida.

Other favorites: Memphis lamps ($600 to $700), sold exclusively on The gooseneck light is attached to a pyramid base of solid marble.

Big break: Invited to the Sight Unseen Offsite show last May in New York City. The exhibition, sponsored by Sight Unseen (an online magazine), showcases new and innovative products by U.S. and international designers.

Claim to fame: Magazine features in Dwell, Monocle, Surface, Interior Design, American Craft and on Sight Unseen (

Fun request: Make a chrome version of our triple Artemis (arrow) pendant. It turned out spectacular!

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