Ocrùm is a New York-based design studio creating furniture, lighting, mirrors and decorative objects with a timeless yet contemporary aesthetic.
Inspired by the quiet observance of meaningful memories, Ocrùm experiments with both classic and innovative materials combined with influences from Italian craftsmanship. The collections take cues from Creative Director Sean Zhang’s empathic design and attention into detail with a minimalist approach to living. Every piece in the collections shares a poetic story to evoke vivid memories.
Creative Director, CEO
Sean Zhang is a multidisciplinary designer and installation artist based in New York.
His unique journey in design began during his studies at the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy, where he specialized in Product Design. He then moved to the United States to continue his studies where he earned a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. His time in Italy ignited his passion for craftsmanship, and his time RISD encouraged a hands-on approach with ceramic, textiles, wood, and blown glass.
Zhang was awarded Red Dot Design Award "Best of Best" in 2014, and was a Fast Company Magazine's Innovation By Design Awards honoree in 2017. Zhang’s work has been featured in major design events such as Milan Design Week, New York Design Week, Dutch Design Week, Paris Design Week, FIAC in Paris, and Art Basel Miami. Zhang’s work have been published by the internationally renowned Elle Decor, INTERNI magazine, Surface magazine, Core77, Vice Magazine, Yanko Design, PAPER Magazine, BAZAAR Magazine, IDEAT Magazine, and Modern Decoration Magazine.
Technical Director, CFO
Luca Zeffiro is an industrial designer from Schio, Italy, with a degree in Product Design from the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Following graduation, Zeffiro began to advise companies how to realize their projects from concept to the final product. His early successes led him to be an independent advisor to top design brands in Italy and to travel the world seeking inspiration and looking for new challenges.
Zeffiro’s many years of experiences in different design areas help bring Ocrùm's products to life. Inventiveness and audacity drive Ocrum’s constant research for ever new and better ways to produce high quality, long lasting and unique looking objects.