Architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni was born in Milan, where he graduated in Architecture in 1979. He is responsible for the art direction of Artemide (glass collection), Cappellini (from 1979 to 1989), Fontana Arte (furniture collection), Foscarini (lamps), Minotti (since 1998) and Roda (since 2006), designs products for many other companies and run his own architectural practice.
He says "When I started working with Minotti over ten years ago they asked me, to think about a new way of presenting a novel furniture concept. From the outset we thought it was important to try and come up with an idea every year that served as a brief for the collection, because we wanted the product to be part of a collection, not just one of various different products. So the strategy involved finding a theme for the collection, one we could use with regard to the choice of colours, materials and in a certain way even the shape of products."