Born in Milan, Rodolfo Dordoni graduated from the University of Milan with a degree in architecture in 1979. After his graduation, Dordoni began a career in architecture and design, working for such big names design companies as Artemide, Foscarini, Flos Lighting, and The Rug Company. Dordoni has designed all sorts of products from light fixtures to yachts to showrooms to entire residential complexes. His versatility as a designer is matched by few others, making his style of design in lighting influenced by his experience designing boats and buildings. This gives his fixtures a very urban, industrial design that attempts to be sleek and solid without becoming overwhelming.