Stefano Dall’Osso, born on November 20, 1963, in the historic city of Fermo, is a visionary in lighting design and a master in creating atmospheres through illumination. Considered one of the most influential and innovative lighting professionals of our time, Dall’Osso has dedicated his career to transforming spaces into visual and sensory experiences. His work is a perpetual dialogue with space, a continuous quest to enhance the perception of reality through light.
His journey in the world of lighting began in 1986 when an inner spark led him to the profession of lighting designer. His first job as a lighting promoter for a Lombard company quickly led him to climb the ranks, working for leading companies in the sector and launching increasingly innovative lighting divisions. In 2000, he opened his own consultancy, design, and management studio for lighting systems, which rapidly established itself thanks to a dedicated team and a diverse and extensive client portfolio.
In his professional growth, Stefano Dall’Osso has embraced teaching as a fundamental part of his career. With experience as a lecturer at the Design Center in Ancona and the Lighting Academy in Florence, since 2007 he has become a reference figure at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata.
Dall’Osso’s career has reached an international dimension, particularly with the founding of SPLD (Swiss Professional Lighting Design) SA in 2013. In Switzerland, he has dedicated himself to important public and private projects, such as the lower part of Viale Stazione in Bellinzona and the Lugano Station, as well as prestigious interiors such as the Lugano Casino and the branches of Raiffeisen and Corner Banks. His penchant for combining geometric shapes and creative manipulation of light has led to timelessly elegant lighting solutions, as evidenced by his collaborations with brands like Loro Piana.
Abroad, Dall’Osso has extended his impact to Dubai and Saudi Arabia, working on significant projects such as the Nagfa Mall in Al Ain City and the new IPIC headquarters in Abu Dhabi, as well as the lighting of the Olaya Tower in Riyadh, demonstrating his ability to create lighting solutions that respect and enhance the architecture and cultural identity of places.
His vision goes beyond mere functionality; each project is an opportunity to evoke emotions. It is the synergy between technique and culture that transforms his works into luminous sceneries where the viewer becomes an actor, immersed in a sensory interaction with the environment.