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.

a-emotional light: with you wherever you go

Visit the A-Team at Light! Design Expo for your chance to win Hipatia: a versatile, outdoor-friendly, portable lamp for lighting your most magical nights.

One lucky Light! Design Expo attendee will walk away with a free Hipatia courtesy of a-emotional light. This IP64 portable lamp can be carried by hand, placed on the ground, hung from a branch or placed on a table–it’s suitable for outdoor use, so the possibilities are endless.

Named for the Greek philosopher Hipatia, a-emotional light’s first portable lamp is an homage to science, mathematics, innovation and exploration. Like all other a-emotional light fixtures, Hipatia is handmade in Spain using high-quality, sustainable materials.

Light! Design Expo a-emotional light Giveaway

Product: Hipatia
Portable LED lamp for indoor/outdoor use. Charged via USB cable-powered induction charging base. Painted stainless steel shade. Includes remote control, USB cable, USB charger and charging base.
Battery Life: 8-10 hours

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.

Hipatia 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.

Meet the new a-emotional light at Light! Design Expo

Formerly known as a by arturo alvarez, a-emotional light has a new brand that captures the team’s commitment to evolution, experimentation and design that evokes emotion.

Inspired by the sea and terrain surrounding their home in Galicia, Spain, the a-emotional light team is known for creating poetic, ethereal lamps that ground the observer in nature and the elements. Everything that a-emotional light produces is handmade using high-quality, environmentally sustainable materials.

The team has spent the last year-and-a-half rolling out new designs and product options at a staggering speed, all while maintaining the commitment to quality and craftsmanship that has gained them such a loyal following. They recently launched a number of outdoor-rated IP64 options, followed by several entirely new collections.

At Light! Design Expo, a-emotional light will be highlighting the new CAMBO, INN and LEA collections plus the recent ONN collection.

With its distinct, ethereal look and constant evolution, this brand is both modern and delicate. Their handmade pieces have timeless appeal are are right at home in hotels, fine dining establishments, commercial settings, high-end residences and other elegant Northern California spaces.

Ready to bring these extraordinary, made-to-order pieces to your next project? Contact us for additional product information, specifications support, quotes and more.

Archetype will be at Pier 27 with a-emotional light 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.