Rodolfo Dordoni

ITALY (1954)

How is it possible that one city can produce so many great designers? Milan, Italy was the postwar home of the Castiglioni brothers, Vico Magistretti and Marco Zanuso, all of whom created what we know today as modern Italian design. Following these elder statesmen came Ettore Sottsass, Ciabatti and de Lucchi, creating products like furniture, lighting, office machinery and automobiles whose expressive forms captured the imagination of the world.

Rodolfo Dordoni is one of the heirs to that tradition. He was born in Milan in 1954 and graduated in architecture from Politecnico University in 1979. Following a period of working as an architect, Dordoni redirected his talents to pursue industrial design. His approach to the process of design and production is broad and includes the development of image strategies, product concepts, design and the development of product marketing.

Dordoni has worked for several high-profile companies as a consultant and designer and is active in the field of architecture, as well as the design of retail shops, exhibits, showrooms and pavilions. As a designer, he has worked with Artemide, Crassevig, Moroso, Cappellini International and Arteluce among many other prominent companies. As an architect, he has designed for Dolce & Gabbana, Panasonic and Beiersdorf.

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