Zaneen Lighting has expanded far beyond its original program of decorative lighting. Nowadays, Zaneen Group Inc. offers three sectors of lighting solutions: Architectural, Design and Exterior for instance.
The Zaneen brand is known also across North America as a full service lighting provider. Moreover, with over 18 established and exclusive European company partnerships.
As of 2008, the company was deemed a second generation family owned and operated business.

Cloud Pendant Light From Zaneen

Relax under the fluffy feel of the Cloud Pendant by ZANEEN Design. A complex assembly of simple materials.

For a natural look , it’s interweaves gently curving strands of Polilux plastic shade material over a metal frame and lamping. Above all, this is perfect for modern décor

Zaneen Pendant Light
Cloud Pendant Light by Zaneen Design

Anthony Basso and Robert Pietrobon -the names behind the story.

The Italian nationality plays a significant role in the company’s business model. As the heritage families grew up in cities known for entrepreneurship in product and design. Zaneen [1981] worked alongside sister company Anthony’s Art Design for years, until advancing into a second generation leading lighting provider of customizable and technically advanced solutions.


Robert’s parents Sergio and Pierina Pietrobon immigrated to Toronto in 1952 from Castelfranco. A city and commune in the Veneto region of northern Italy. After 18 months on the northern railroads, Sergio Pietrobon transitioned into the construction industry. Then, focusing in on brick-laying and general contracting. This is where Robert spent most of his summers during his youth. Submersing himself into Toronto construction developments; Robert gained appreciation in the elements of architectural design. He learned also how to work with architects and read blue prints. Above all, he learned to coordinate the materials and labor needed to construct a building.

Anthony’s Art Design

In 1977 Robert met his future wife, Florence Basso and mentor, Onorino Antonio (Anthony) Basso. The Basso family were from the same region of Veneto as the Pietrobon family roots. Anthony Basso was born in 1927 in a town called Nove di Bassano. Most importantly, that was famous for ceramics dating back to the 16th century. The land was rich in clay due to the lowering water levels of the Brenta River. It was only fitting that Anthony’s family owned and operated a ceramic factory ‘P Basso Ceramic’s’ in their hometown. As a learned sculptor and model-maker Anthony had always dreamt of bringing his skills to North America. After that, in the mid 1950’s the Basso’s immigrated to Toronto. There, Anthony and his wife Bertilla Zanin built a company called “Anthony’s Art Design”. Referred to as Anthony’s, which focused on the manufacturing of table lamps.

Finally, Zaneen

Robert Pietrobon, under his father-in-law’s mentorship, gained his love and admiration for the beauty of design in the field of ceramics and lighting. As the company evolved, Robert became Vice President of Anthony’s. Finally, together with his father-in-law, built the company to a national success. In order to compliment and expand their market presence, Robert Pietrobon and Anthony Basso established Zaneen Lighting in 1981. Zaneen’s name stems from Robert’s mother-in-law’s (Bertilla) maiden name, ZANIN. Zaneen Lighting and Anthony’s worked side by side for 18 years. Before the two companies separated after the death of Anthony Basso in 1998.

Product recommendation

Pla LED Pendant Light

From Zaneen

A modest appearance ensures the Pla LED Pendant by Zaneen stands out even more.
Featuring a slender canopy styled shade suspended from a cable. This sleek ceiling light delivers also energy efficient LED illumination ideal for enhancing kitchen islands, reading nooks and dining room tables.
Moreover, multiple finish options ensure the perfect complement to any décor. And the pendant, is dimmer compatible for brightness versatility.

Zaneen Pla Pendant Light
Zaneen Pla Pendant Light

Dau Doble LED 2-Light Wall Sconce

From Zaneen

The Dau Double LED 2-Light Wall Sconce by Zaneen defines understated elegance, showcasing sleek clean lines and available in a variety of striking finishes.
It also delivers warm white light upwards and downwards, resulting in a glare-free enhancement of clarity that will instantly boost the aesthetic and intimacy of a bedroom, living room or hallway.

Dau Doble LED Wall Scone.

Folio Pendant Light

From Zaneen

It’s a simple, yet elegant fixture fashioned for contemporary environments.
A low-profile metal canopy drops an artfully-folded Polilux plastic shade set around the lamping via a thin cable.
It’s made in Italy, CSA-certified, and set to serve either as a single statement, or as part of a larger series set above a counter, breakfast bar, or long table.

Zaneen Folio Pendant Light |
Zaneen Folio Pendant Light |

Zaneen Excentrica 4011 Floor Lamp |

Excentrica 4011 Floor Lamp from Zaneen

The Excentrica 4011 Floor Lamp by Zaneen features an angled column on a sturdy round base so that it leans in the ideal position to direct brightness on reading material or paperwork.
Done in a stylish finish and completed with a cotton lamp shade, it provides a clean and simple look.
This portable lighting design is compatible with LED, CFL and incandescent bulbs (not included).

Floor Lamp

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