In 1979, Danilo De Rossi obtained his degree in architecture at the University of Venice. In 1985-86 he obtained a specialization in lighting engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. In 1983, he began working independantly in Venice, developing experience in designing lighting and furnishing accessories, exhibiting at different design selections.
During the same year, he began his long cooperation with LEUCOS, dealing with design management and product industrialization. He became LEUCOS' Art Director in 1996.