Contardi x Studiopepe

A series of new Contardi collections just launched in the North American market. This new Studiopepe collaboration is available now, and it’s generating all kinds of buzz in the design world.

About Stick

“Stick” is a collection of elegantly geometric, prism-inspired wall-mounted and suspension fixtures that allow the observer to experience different lighting effects depending on the viewing angle. The collection is a collaboration with Studiopepe, an ultra-chic, Milan-based design and architecture firm internationally acclaimed for its innovative and award-winning furniture, lamp and home decor designs.

People Are Talking

These show-stopping prismatic lamps just launched in North America, and they’re already creating quite a stir. Here’s some recent kudos, accolades and buzz for dazzling Stick fixtures.

Winner: 2022 Archiproducts Award

Product: Stick AP Trio
The wall-mounted Stick AP Trio’s minimalist appearance, visually intriguing design, exceptional quality and lack of visible hardware won Archiproducts over, landing it the top honor for lighting in the 2022 line-up of Archiproducts design award-winners.

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Stick AP Trio and the other fixtures in the Stick collection are available in two colors.
Stick AP Trio Data & Specs.

More Buzz for Stick

A variety of design-focused magazines and online publications have recently featured Stick fixtures in their editorial coverage. Here’s a few notable examples:

Architectural Digest: The entire collection received a shoutout in this recent installment of Architectural Digest’s “What to Spec Now”: 11 Design Collabs We’re Loving Right Now . . .

Azure Magazine:
Azure prominently featured Contardi’s Stick AP Double in a recent profile of “4 Stunning Wall Sconces to Suit Any Style,” which focused on the artistic, sculpturesque nature of the fixture.

Plus, they published this deeper dive into the collection’s two vertical wall sconces, Stick AP and Stick AP Double.

Sixtysix Magazine: Sixtysix’s Lark Breem profiled the full Stick collection in “Studiopepe Turns a Prism into a Sculptural Light.”

Explore the Stick Collection

Love this Contardi X Studiopepe Collab?

So do we! It’s somehow equal parts modern, mid-century, art-deco and contemporary glam–and we’re here for it! These fixtures are perfect for chic residences, high-end commercial spaces and hospitality sector projects.

Ready to bring new Contardi X Studiopepe Stick luminaires to spaces in Northern California or Hawaii? We’re here to help.

More New Releases from Contardi

It’s a momentous time for this Italian decorative and exterior lighting manufacturer. They began the year with a new logo and a new look, then got to work developing loads of new product launches, including several high-profile design collaborations and two new exterior lighting collections. Now, Contardi is ending the year with a major milestone: the opening of their first ever USA showroom in Manhattan. If you’re a Northern California or Hawaii-based designer planning travel to the East Coast, let us know–we would love to help you plan your visit to Contardi’s new space!

Stick and Contardi’s other new releases are available in the United States. Here’s a look at the other exciting and totally new Contardi fixtures now available to spec for Northern California and Hawaii interior and exterior design projects:


Designer: Federico Peri

Asia is a collection of suspension, table and wall/ceiling-mounted luminaires made from cotton, metal and white opal glass. In all applications, you choose from two cotton shade color options and two metal frame finish options. Finish Options & Product Details


Designer: Massimiliano Raggi

Designed by Contardi’s own Massimiliano Raggi, the new Fly collection is comprised of a linear suspension lamp, two wall-mounted fixtures and a picture light. ‘Fly’ luminaires feature thin, blade-like light bars and metal frames lined with luxurious fabric. Finish Options & Product Details


Designer: Jan Van Lierde

The versatility, innovative spirit and cleverness of Contardi’s new Tenebra should come as no surprise–it was designed by Kreon‘s legendary founder, Jan Van Lierde! This new release adds a rechargeable IP65 suspension lamp to Contardi’s growing line of outdoor fixtures. Tenebra looks great configured with or without the optional durable synthetic crystal diffuser, which comes in three colors. Order it wired for a permanent, more traditional installation, or go for the battery-powered version, which recharges via a USB-C port and comes with a steel cable that makes it easy to hang the lamp from trees, arbors, awnings, etc.

Finish Options & Product Details


Designer: Servomuto

We’re so excited for these playful new outdoor lamps! Designed by the team behind Contardi favorites like the island-inspired Calypso collection and their iconic Arcipelago lamps, Lagoon lamps are the perfect balance of fun and functional. They come in three sizes, with two frame finish options and three lamp shade fabric options.

Finish Options & Product Details


Emma is an oh-so-elegant collection of wall, ceiling and table lamps bearing an opal white pearl of light affixed to marble base. Choose from Green Guatemalan marble or White Calacatta marble. Designed by Contardi Studio.

Finish Options & Product Details


Designer: MKV Design

Discus is a bold yet minimalist collection of suspensions, ceiling-mounted and applique fixtures. Different finish and accent colors deliver different looks, adding versatile sophistication to the collection. Perfect for swanky penthouse apartments, high-end restaurants or retail spaces, hotels, and more.

Finish Options & Product Details

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About Archetype

Archetype Lighting is a San Francisco-based manufacturers representative that connects Northern California and Hawaii’s professional trade communities with extraordinary lighting brands from around the globe. See our line card for a list of our extraordinary brands.

Own an Award-Winning Yoru, Courtesy of Jokerlight

The 2022 Red Dot Design Award-winning Arkoslight Yoru portable lamp hasn’t hit the United States market. Here’s your chance to get your hands on one anyway.

Spanish architectural lighting brand Jokerlight is relatively new to the North American market, but their team is far from new to the design world. They’re known as Arkoslight overseas, and they’ve been producing innovative, timeless architectural lighting solutions since the 1980’s. We’re thrilled to introduce Jokerlight to the Northern California architecture, design and construction industry at Light! Design Expo on July 21st.

Jokerlight brings a number of Arkoslight’s most internationally beloved and acclaimed luminaires to the United States. Their fixtures routinely win international accolades like the coveted Red Dot Design Award. The rechargeable, portable Arkoslight Yoru lamp embodies this trait perfectly. It won a 2022 Best of the Best Red Dot Design Award, Red Dot’s highest product design award.

Though Yoru isn’t available for sale in the United States, we’re giving one away. One lucky Light! Design Expo attendee will land a FREE Yoru table lamp courtesy of Jokerlight.

Light! Design Expo Jokerlight Giveaway

Product: Arkoslight Yoru
Finish: Textured White
Battery Life: up to 50 hours
Portable, charged via USB-C cable.
Adjustable light intensity.
Solid aluminum body.
Designed by Rubén Saldaña Acle.

Product Specifications.

How To Win It

Those registered to attend the free Light! Design Expo tradeshow on 7/21 are invited to visit us at booth 131 to enter our Extraordinary Lamp Giveaway. Once you check in at Archetype’s booth, you’ll have the opportunity to increase your odds of winning by engaging with the word-class lineup of lighting brands on display in Archetype’s block at the expo.

We’ll draw winners throughout the week following Light! Design Expo and will contact each via email to claim their prizes and indicate their preferred shipping address.

Yoru isn’t the only extraordinary lamp we’ll be giving away. Learn more here.

Only those who attend Light! Design Expo on 7/21 will have the opportunity to participate. Light! Design Expo registration is free, but it’s required. Sign up here.

If you’re a trade professional attending the show, we encourage you to watch your inbox for emails from Archetype leading up to the tradeshow. There are more surprises in store, and we don’t want you to miss them! If you’re not already on our mailing list, please sign up here.

Discover Jokerlight at Light! Design Expo

The Jokerlight team understands light as a fundamental element in life, and they create technical lighting for architecture that reflects this belief. A consistent minimalist aesthetic is present throughout the line’s array of recessed fixtures, surface-mounted luminaires, and low-voltage track systems.

Jokerlight will be highlighting some of its most internationally beloved offerings at Light! Design Expo. Their 2017 iF Design Award-winning Shot Light and 2019 iF Design Award-winning Black Foster fixtures are glare-free and precise, making it near impossible to see the source of the beautiful light that the fixtures emit. They call this the ‘The Invisible Black’ effect. It must be seen to be believed, and Jokerlight will be demonstrating it at the expo.

Their low-voltage track systems are so cleverly designed and streamlined that they invite a host of sophisticated, elegant, and creative applications. The 48V system is endlessly versatile and so much fun to install. The new Minimal Track in 24V is so tiny and sleek. Its miniaturized track and components give the look of an ultrafine, minimalist line floating in space. It’s no wonder that it won a 2020 Red Dot Design Award.

Love what you see from this brand? Whether you’re planning to be at the expo or not, we’re your contact for Jokerlight inquiries in Northern California or Hawaii. Reach out for more information or to find out how to bring these and other extraordinary Jokerlight fixtures to your commercial, retail, hospitality and office design projects.

Archetype will be at Pier 27 with Jokerlight plus a diverse array of additional innovators in the word of light from 11:30am until 8pm on Thursday, 7/21. The magic starts when you check in with Archetype at booth 131. Learn more here.

More About Light! Design Expo

IES San Francisco’s 2022 Light! Design Expo is the place for California’s AEC professionals to experience all things new, innovative and extraordinary in light. During the expo, you’ll enjoy a full day of lighting displays and seminars carefully curated for the region’s architecture, design and construction community. Registration is free (and required), and it comes with free food, free CEU opportunities, and exposure to 140 lighting exhibitors who will be showcasing their most innovative products all throughout the day. It all happens on 7/21 from 11:30am-8pm at Pier 27 in San Francisco.

About Archetype

Archetype Lighting is a San Francisco-based manufacturers representative that connects Northern California and Hawaii’s professional trade communities with extraordinary lighting brands from around the globe. See our line card for a list of our extraordinary brands.