Rodolfo Dordani was born in 1954 in Milan, Italy. Entering into the Milanese school that generated designers such as Castiglioni, Zanuso, Magistretti and de Lucchi, Dordani graduated from the architecture department at the Politecnico of Milan in 1979. Since then, he has designed for many of the leading names in the furniture and lighting industries. For some of these firms he has served as the Head of Design Director, setting and co-ordinating the strategies of the company. He has also worked as a designer and a consultant for high level brands, including product design for Artemide and Moroso, and for shops, showrooms and exhibitions for Panasonic and Dolce & Gabbana. In addition, Dordani has designed housing projects, villas, industrial buildings, restaurants and hotels both within Italy and internationally.
In 2005 Dordani along with Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni founded the Dordoni Architects Studio, which is dedicated specifically to architectural planning and interior design.