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April 1, 2016

Rob Zinn Featured in Inside East Sacramento, April 2016

“He can realize three-dimensional form through his fingertips,” says Inside East Sacramento about blankblank’s Founder & Creative Director, Rob Zinn.

“DESIGN INNOVATOR: This Sculptor Creates Partnerships That Work”

“From his home in the Sacramento Delta to numerous points around the globe, the Florida native’s blankblank brand enjoys a strong following.  Private collectors, architects, interior designers, retailers and corporations in Toronto, Paris, Miami, New York and Saudi Arabia value his unique heirloom-quality lighting, furniture and objects.”

“Created in 2004, blankblank takes artists’ ideas and brings them to life, using sustainable materials, new technologies and master craftsmen.  Welders, painters, waterjet cutters of steel and aluminum, master woodworkers and fabricators throughout Northern California collaborate with Zinn and his design partners Tim Richartz, Mark Goetz and Mike & Maaike.  Ninety percent of blankblank’s manufacturing is done within 50 miles of Zinn’s 100-year-old farmhouse in Courtland…”

“The company’s approach–using planet-friendly raw materials, small-batch production and nearby artisans–ensures the integrity of blankblank’s pieces…”

“Zinn creates heirloom-quality furniture that combines nature and artistry…Zinn has a sculptural gift: he can realize three-dimensional form though his fingertips.  His handicraft and penchant for nature and simplicity are evident in everything he touches.”

“Living in the Delta connects us to nature, its seasons and its colors, our partners and the awareness of our carbon footprint,” Zinn says.  “We are committed to this community to support other like-minded businesses, grow our network with more good partners and keep them all very busy as we promote American design worldwide.”

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Article by Jeanne Winnick Brennan

Photos by Aniko Keizel

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Inside East Sacramento April 2016 Rob Zinn with Linea Leg, Photograph by Aniko Kiezel