Born in Padua in 1946, Sandro Colbertaldo moved to Milan in 1954 where he still lives and works. He studied drawing and painting with Gian Luigi Giovanola between 1962 and 1965. He then studied with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Guido Canella and Aldo Rossi at the Architecture Faculty of the Politecnico University of Milan. During the university period, he had the chance to frequent the Milanese study of Mario Schifano. He got in contact with the avant-garde of the Italian Pop-Art, which influenced a series of pictures, entitled "Chiquita-Banana". After earning his degree, he spent almost three years in Algiers, working as an architect for the Department of Health in the field of civil cooperation. He traveled across North Africa drawing flamingos. In 1975 he returned to Milan: he worked as a Design and Image consultant for Kartell and Bassetti. He then stayed in New York for the first time and from there he came back with his first "travel book:" a collection of drawings and collages in the form of daily notes, which will be a constant of his artistic work. He collaborated to the course of Architectural Composition held by Professor Antonia Monestiroli at the Architecture Faculty of Milan, between 1978 and 1981. He collaborated with different design companies, winning the ADI-Compasso d'Oro prize with Luceplan in 1981. In 1993 he abandoned his profession as an architect in order to dedicate himself exclusively to painting.An indirect light wall lamp, the Piatto is made of diecast aluminium. It contains a polished renal reflecting screen that protects the body from heat and enhances its brightness. With its gracefully projecting silhouette, the lamp stands out from similar products by the slender elegance of its profile.