Contardi history begins in 1978, when Stilnovo – one of the biggest Italian lighting brand entrusts to a small but highly professional manufactory Contardi the production of particularly complicated models, including the cult items Topo by Joe Colombo and Spinnaker. In course of time, along with Stilnovo, the list of Contardi customers was honored by such well-known brands as Lucitalia, Lumina, Quattrifolio, as well as furniture brands Armani Casa, Giorgetti, B&B Italia.

For over 30 years Contardi had been developing a successful business for the production of lighting items for famous international brands, mastering the advanced technologies and providing the highest quality products with a reliable cooperation.

In 2008, Paola and Achille Carcano - children of factory founders, took a courageous decision to continue the business exclusively under the own name Contardi, phasing out the supply for other brands. Thus, as Contardi commercial director was invited a well-known in Europe MBA - Massimo Brigandi, and the position of Art Director was proposed to one of the greatest designer of the modern Italian interior fashion - Massimiliano Raggi. 

On the creation of Contardi Iconic models have been participating the internationally renowned designers and architects: Tristan Auer (mod. Coco, Cornelia, Muse), Jessica Corr (mod. Ongo), Gianluigi Landoni (mod. Agata, Divina, Frame, Butterfly, Manilla, Mirror, Oops, XXL), Maurizio di Mauro & Marcello Colli (mod. Solitario, Stardust), Staffan Tollgard (mod. Belle, Recessed), Studio Servomuto (mod. Calypso), design group Alltogether (mod. Circus, Quadra, Rettangola), Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri (mod. Couture, Shanghai), Stephanie du Mesnil Gaillard (mod. Lala), Andrea Fogli (mod. Shape).

Currently the factory has two divisions:

Residential - collection of lighting objects for interiors and outdoor.
Each product is the masterpiece of contemporary art and is available in several variants of colors and finishes. 

Contract - custom design of lighting for public facilities.
Contardi is included in Brand-books of most of 4 and 5 stars chain hotels as the recommended manufacturer of lighting items.

Contardi belongs to Italian industrial enterprises category, is located in the North of Italy in Meda village. Latest collections are presented in worldwide Contardi Lounges in New York, Milan, Kiev, Saint-Tropez, Moscow and other cities.


Realized Contract projects:

Armani Hotel (Milan)
Grand Hotel Kempinski (Geneve, CH)
Hilton Bankside (London, UK)
Sheraton Park Lane (London, UK)
The Chess Hotel (Paris, FR)
David Citadel Hotel (Jerusalem)
Hotel Bel Ami (Paris, FR)
The Claridge Hotel (Paris, FR)
Double Tree by Hilton (Riyadh, KSA)
Hotel du Golf Barriere (Deauville, FR)
Crowne Plaza (Geneve, CH)
Hotel Astoria (Luzern, CH)
Kempinski Burj Rafal Tower (Riyadh, KSA)
Radisson Blu (Krakov, PL)
Hotel Arts (Barcelona, SP)
Hilton (Kiev, UA)
Mandarin Oriental (Miami, USA)
Waldorf Astoria (Berlin, GE)
Metropol Palace (Belgrade)
Qamardeen Hotel (Dubai, UAE)
Grand Hotel Alpina (Gstaadt, CH)
Hotel Montblanc (Chamonix, FR)
Le Meridien Bristol (Warsaw, PL)
Intercontinental Park Lane (London, UK)
45 Park Lane (The Dorchester, UK)
Mandarin Oriental (Paris, FR)
Mandarin Oriental (Geneve, CH)
Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea&Spa (Agadir)
Paris Pullman Montparnasse (Paris, FR)
St. Ermins Hotel (London, UK)
Hotel Melia (Madrid, SP)
Sheraton Grand Hotel (Edinburgh, UK)
Hotel de la Sivoliere (Courchevel, FR)
Hotel Baltimore (Paris, FR)
Hotel Le Meridien (Tahiti)
Alma Hotel (Sevilla, SP)
MGM Aria Hotel (Las Vegas, USA)
The Century Hotel I Ave of the Stars (Hollywood, USA)
Fahrhaus Munkmarch (Sylt, D)
Union Club (Frankfurt)
NIMB Hotel & Restaurant (Copenhagen)
Maison de Biarritz (Roissy en France, FR)
First Hotel Grand (Odense, DK)
Marriott Hotel (Munich, D)
Marriott Hotel RFU (Twickenham, UK)
Marriott Hotel Tbilisi (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Marriott Hotel Budapest (Budapest, HU)
Sofitel Casino - Accor (Mandelieu, FR)
Hotel du Golf du Medoc – Accor (Bordeaux, FR)
Budersand Hotel (Sylt, D)
Intercontinental Hotel (Geneve, CH)
Hotel Jules (Paris, FR)
Hotel Riva (Kostanz, Germany)
Hotel Schlossgut Gross (Schwansee)
Chalet Black Pearl (Courchevel, FR)
Chalet White Pearl (Courchevel, FR)
Hotel Les Airelles (Courchevel, FR)
Les Suites de la Potiniere (Courchevel, FR)
Airport Dortmund – Movenpick Ice (Dortmund)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Moscow)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Munich, D)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Grenoble, FR)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Bruxelles)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Berlin)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Wien)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Beausoleil, FR)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Bale, CH)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Paris)
Adagio Aparthotel – P&V (Strasbourg, FR)
Holiday Inn (Koetschlitz, D)
Metropolitan Hotel (Bangkok)
Metropolitan Apartments (London)
Halkin Hotel (London)
Morgan Stanley Headquarters (London)
Cocoa Resort (Male, Maldives)
Uma Paro Resort (Bhutan)
Puerta America (Madrid)
Boca Beach Resort (Florida, USA)
Grand Hotel Aston (Nice, FR)
Gallery Park Hotel (Riga, LV)
La Maison des Peucheurs (Antibes, FR)
Tender to Restaurant (Montecarlo)
Hilton (Milan)
Hilton Sorrento Palace (Sorrento, IT)
Star Hotel (Turin, IT)
Sheraton Hotel Malpensa (Malpensa Airport, Milan)
Hotel Excelsior (Pesato, IT)
Hotel SanMarino (Garbagnate Monastero, IT)
NH Hotel – Sesto San Giovanni (Milan)
NH Hotel (Orio al Serio, IT)
NH Hotel (Savona, IT)
Hotel della Posta (Sondrio, IT)
Hotel Radisson Blu (Rome, IT)
Hotel Brera Carlyle (Milan)
Forte Village (Sardegna, IT)
Hotel Crowne Plaza – S. Donato (Milan)
Hotel Robertson (Capri, IT)
Jolly Hotel (Catania, IT)
Jolly Hotel (Salerno, IT)
Holiday Inn (Rome)
Holiday Inn (Milan)
Best Western Hotel (Chianciano Terne, IT)
Hotel Scandic by Hilton (Bari, IT)
Hotel Poli (San Vittore Olona, IT)
Hotel La Fiaccola (Faicchio, IT)
Hotel Appia Antica (Rome)
Hotel Al Mulino (Alessandria, IT)
Hotel Cavour (Turin, IT)

Costa Europe (cruise ship)
Costa Allegra (cruise ship)
Sun Princess (cruise ship)
Costa Crociere Cruises (cruise ship)
Princess Cruises (cruise ship)
Hanseatic Marine (cruise ship)
Silver Yachts
Azimut Yachts