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Stefano Dall'Osso was born in Fermo on 20th November 1963.
Twenty years later, he enters the world of light and starts a fulminating career: he is contacted by Fael Luce in Agrate Brianza (MI) in order to experiment the birth of a new professional role, the lighting consultant.
He spends the first nine years working in companies that are leaders in the field of luminaires manufacturing, with a technical role and a position of responsibilities.
Between 1994 and 1999 he conveys his knowhow in the field of electric and lighting material distribution, starting a restless activity of design that will accompany him all along his career.
During these years, he gains great autonomy, founding specific and innovative "light departments" and inaugurating futuristic "Light Divisions", ideas that will make up the professional baggage to be applied to the following experiences.
Only one target will accompany him throughout the oncoming years: spreading light culture.
In 2000, he pursues the path of a freelance Lighting Designer: he founds the homonymous office of consultancy, design and work supervision of lighting systems and, in 2001, he becomes member of APIL Italia (Association of Lighting Professionals).
Stefano Dall'Osso's lighting design applications range from indoor spaces, with the most varied functions and uses, to outdoor spaces, both private and public.
The year 2002 marks the start of a new professional experience and a great turning point for his career: the industrial design.
The lighting market, although it is wide and full of possibilities, doesn't always offer suitable luminaires able to meet the requirements of a Lighting Designer. This is the reason why, during his career, Stefano Dall'Osso feels always a greater need to design, prototype and ideate unique and customized luminaires.
The result of this great research and professionalization is welcomed by two relevant Italian manufacturing companies: ARES S.r.l. in Bernareggio (MB) and QUATTROBI S.p.A. in Colnago (MI).
2003 is the year of the expansion abroad: Stefano Dall'Osso opens an office in Malta and, in 2010, in Dubai, where he encounters the maximum expression of the real light market, both for the richness of the area and for the steady growth and constant development in the field of construction.
In Malta, he deals with great artistic lighting projects: in 2006, he sets up the lighting of St. Johns Co-Cathedral in Valletta, where one of the most important masterpieces of Caravaggio is preserved, "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist" and, in 2007, he illuminates the Basilica of Saint George in Gozo, working on the need to hide the light fittings in order to appreciate artworks better.
Another remarkable project, still waiting for its implementation, is the Waterfront in Valletta (2005): the old warehouses of the harbour, after a long process of development and restoration of the area, have become one of the most attractive places in Malta, with a high concentration of cafes, shops and restaurants, and the dock for cruise ships in the Maltese archipelago.
In Dubai, Stefano Dall'Osso works on huge projects: shopping malls, headquarters of important companies, buildings for residential and commercial areas. Among the most important ones there is the Nagfa Mall in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. Here, in 2010, Dall'Osso and his team give birth to a highly communicative realization, respecting though the hierarchy of the architectural elements. Always in 2010, the team deals with the lighting of the complex façades of the new IPIC (International Petroleum Investment Company) headquarters in Abu Dhabi, by providing a unique and evocative chromatic effect.
After these works, there are many important projects in Saudi Arabia: the "façade lighting" of the Olaya Tower in Riyadh (2011) and a project with ambitious characteristics: the operations coordination room of the Aramco Ospas Center, an area in complete absence of natural light, equipped with the largest video wall in the hydrocarbon and power industry (67 m).
It surely is a problematic structure, a challenge that allows Stefano Dall'Osso to try out solutions that he has never thought before, in an authentic venture that makes him deal with cutting-edge lighting and stylistic choices.
In the retail, among the different tasks, Stefano Dall'Osso develops lighting solutions first for Bata commercial spaces and then for Loro Piana, the Italian brand of world renown in the field of luxury clothing.
In 2013 the attention is focused on Switzerland that Stefano sees as a thriving and continuously growing reality, but where the professional activity of Lighting Designer seems to be completely absent. Convinced that this professional figure can find a fertile ground once it enters this location, Stefano starts working for SPLD (Swiss Professional Lighting Design) SA in order to spread the culture of light, making people appreciate the benefits of a proper lighting and making private and collective spaces appear unique through the use of a powerful material for architecture: light.
In addition to the development of public projects as the lower side of Viale Stazione a Bellinzona and Lugano Station, he deals with internal spaces as Casino of Lugano, for which he also ideates custom light fittings, Raiffeisen Bank and Corner Bank that require maximum attention and scrupulosity in respecting the regulative standards for the lighting of indoor workplaces and the Minergie parameters for sustainable buildings.
Today, besides guiding the SPLD professionals in Lugano, Stefano is a member of APIL Italia (Associazione Professionisti dell’Illuminazione), member of IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) and Q Light professional qualified by Cielo Buio for the coordination of the protection of night sky.
He also has several experiences in the academic field: he teaches at the Fine Arts Academy in Macerata and he was a lecturer at the Experimental Design Centre Poliarte in Ancona and the Lighting Academy “La Sfacciata” in Florence.
Stefano Dall'Osso, over the years, gives birth to an amazing and exciting career, sweeping from consultancies to teaching, from industrial projects to artistic solutions, walking the difficult path of communicative development based on light and its uses, always experimenting and innovating.
A career with a strong emotional mark that declares his personal international success, by leading the public and experts to think about him as a professional deeply in love with the raw material he works with.
This is how Copper Man's fame has risen.
Shaping the world according to a new sensitivity, building visions that reach the deepest emotions and stimulating the soul of one's own public are part of a refined and complex art, put in the hands of few and talented poets. But what if we took words away from the poet and gave him an equally magic and powerful instrument in order to shape the world and dispense sensations? What would ever happen if, instead of the harmony, the magic and the evoking character of words, we offered the poet the most flexible material that nature has ever given to us, more fluid than water and more imperceptible than air, and asked him to design a rich and exciting world that leaves us astonished? What if we gave light to the poet? Where could his art lead us to?
Creating atmospheres, stirring emotions, making personal and collective places welcoming and liveable through technical and cultural skills, using materials that mix technology and design, functionality and beauty are only some of the wonders the Lighting Designer is able to work, being an artist of the progress and a watchful interpreter of contemporariness.
Both poetry and light, at first sight, show their aesthetic and artistic side, leaving the public in contemplation and at the mercy of real and contrasting emotions.
The poet's reality, instead, reveals a huge previous work, a meticulous search of rhymes, assonances, figures of speech and stylistic studies that, for the Lighting Designer become technical analysis of illumination and luminance levels, energy power calculations, study and testing of materials.
Knowing how to write means being able to lead the reader towards imaginary worlds, knowing how to illuminate means making a space emotionally captivating.
Suggesting new interpretations of space and time in order to transform what really exists into a careful scenography of what has been built, where the observer is both audience and actor in a sensory interaction with the environment: this is the main task of the Poet-Lighting Designer, a work of harmonization between real and irrational, between design, contamination and respect for spaces.