See light with different eyes. We are a “different” company.
Different from our competitors and different from the logics of maximum profits with minimal efforts. We take care of the processes, as nobody. We take care of materials, as nobody. We take care of customers, as nobody. Our diversity borns afar, from the maniacal work of our father.
Dad helped the caterpillars transform into butterflies.
Designing a lamp is very much like a caterpillar, to come into being, to become a beautiful butterfly, you need to give it wings.
Making prototypes was the work and the life of our father. A working life spent in Stilnovo, the first truly great forerunner of Italian design, in lighting technology. In 1978, on invitation of Stilnovo, we gave life to the old Company “Contardi Maria”, from our mother’s name.All the machining operations, too complex to be carried out in Stilnovo (as Spinnaker and Topo Joe Colombo), were entrusted to us.
The Contardi lighting collection is an expression of its times. Times in which we need to pay attention to everything that is going on around us.
Product design is not simply about creating something that is good to look at. As well as having a certain decorative style, which should never be overstated, it must also convey an intelligent use of forms, materials, and it must certainly rely on state-of-the-art technology to ensure the quality of the lighting responds to modern-day requirements.