Design from Milan (Rodolfo Dordoni)

Design from Milan (Rodolfo Dordoni)

Designer Rodolfo Dordoni is responsable for the interior design of all the boutiques and showrooms of Dolce & Cabbana and works for wellknown big Italian furniture and illumination brands. Dordoni was born and raised in Milan and although he moved about every five to ten years, he always kept living within the city of Milan.

A Milan Home Boy

A classic nineteen century premises in the chiq Milan quarter of Brera. In this same house Rodolfo Dordoni lived before, from 1994 to 2000, untill he decided to swap his appartment for a loft in Navigli, a neighbourhood with narrow canals sout-west of the historical centre of Milan. He wanted more space around the house for his dogs, so he bought an old factory and transformed it into a magnificent loft. But in the end he felt a little lost in that enormess house. Now his sister and her family are living there.

The building of his career

Dordoni (1954) studied architecture at the Politecnico in Milan (where else). During his study he met Giulio Cappellini. Together they worked as creative directors at the family compagny of Cappelini. Dordoni worked here for over ten years. Alongside he worked for several compagnies and architectual offices. Meanwhile he has his own architectual office and he is the main designer of Minotti and since 1995 responsable for the interior design off all boutiques and showrooms of Dolce & Gabbana worldwide. He designs for instance the total collection of Minotti, furniture for Molteni, beds for Flou and lamps for FontanaArte, Flos and Artemide.


Present and future

Recent he designed a Japanese restaurant and the second Floor of a department store in Milan, a yacht, a privat house in Kuala Lumpur, three residential towers on Malta and a showroom in Beijing. You could say he is very all-round, but you can characterize his work in a few words: timeless, stylish and elegant. And by the use of surprising details. His own interior changes dramatically with every move. The only thing that he always takes with him to his next home, are his own designs and his large collection of art.

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