Stefano Dall'Osso

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Stefano Dall'Osso was born in Fermo on 20th November 1963.
Twenty years after, 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 best enjoy artworks.
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 the whole team handle 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.
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.