Maurizio Rossi, IALD, IESNA


Maurizio Rossi was born in Rome, Italy, where he completed his studies in architectural and building techniques and began his professional career exploring several related fields: architectural and interior design as well as structural calculations.
When he moved to the United States he applied this experience working with manufacturers, designing office and school furniture and at the same time exploring an artistic career with luminous sculptures, using to full advantage the characteristics of materials like Plexiglas, which were favorable hailed by both critics and public.

In 1969 Maurizio Rossi was to meet his first “lighting designer” who, after reviewing the professional qualifications, offered him a position in his lighting design firm. At this point he began to study and attend regular academic lighting design courses to enhance his qualifications in this new field of endeavor.

In 1975 he was formally accepted as a Corporate Member of the International Association of Lighting designers (IALD) and is still the only lighting designer in Italy to be a Corporate Member of the IALD.
Following these active initial formative years, Maurizio Rossi, worked and taught lighting design at university in the United States for several years.
After returning to Italy in 1982 he started his own professional firm, the Maurizio Rossi Lighting Design, Rome, and since then has produced numerous and diversified lighting design projects in Italy and abroad. Maurizio Rossi is also a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

M.R.L.D. is a professional firm of independent lighting designers unaffiliated with manufacturing, sales or utilities to ensure impartiality in product selection.
M.R.L.D. is devoted to the design of total illumination and control systems for: restaurants, schools, hotels, industrial plants, ships, museums, offices, hospitals, churches, landscapes, residences, shopping malls, stores and all other projects where knowledge of the creative, economic, and technical aspects of the architectural illumination are required.