"Visionary" Italian designer Rodolfo Dordoni dies aged 69

Architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni, who served because the artwork director for numerous Italian design manufacturers together with Artemide, Cappellini and Minotti, has handed away on the age of 69.

Dordoni was born in Milan in 1954 and studied structure within the metropolis. He was the artwork director of furnituremaker Cappellini from 1979 to 1989 and the artwork director for Italian furnishings firm Minotti from 1998 till at present.

Right here, he created “timeless classics”, the model mentioned.

The Milan-born architect and designer labored with many Italian manufacturers

“The information of Rodolfo’s passing has shocked and saddened all of us enormously,” Minotti co-CEO Renato Minotti mentioned.

“Our sturdy, intense relationship based mostly on mutual esteem over time become an genuine friendship, permitting us to develop our work collectively to its fullest potential, turning into the Minotti model,” he continued.

“A real lover of artwork and sweetness, Rodolfo discovered the appropriate steadiness between inventive ardour and rigour to create with us a profitable mixture that has made our merchandise timeless classics.”

The designer had a “exceptional imaginative and prescient, ardour and dedication” which made Minotti famend on a global stage, the model mentioned.

“We had the possibility to work alongside a visionary, passionate, impressed man, who has been the protagonist of one of the vital sensible eras within the historical past of our model,” co-CEO Roberto Minotti mentioned.

“At this time Minotti has misplaced one in all its dearest associates, a valuable collaborator, a real skilled and member of our household. We acknowledge with unhappiness the information of his passing and we wish to categorical our gratitude for his life, his work and for all that he handed on to us.”

Rodolfo Dordoni in a room
Rodolfo Dordoni was the artwork director for Minotti

Dordoni additionally co-founded the structure studio Dordoni Architetti along with Luca Zaniboni and Alessandro Acerbi in 2005, working throughout architectural planning and inside design for residential and industrial initiatives in addition to exhibition areas.

He additionally designed a glass assortment for Artemide and a furnishings assortment for FontanaArte, in addition to seating for Spanish model Andreu World, which known as him “an incredible designer”.

“We mourn the lack of the nice designer and architect #RodolfoDordoni,” the brand said in a statement online.

“Our encouragement and assist to his group, his household and associates. Thanks very a lot on your ardour, excessive skilled requirements and dedication.”

The designer has additionally created work for a spread of basic design manufacturers together with Cassina, Flos, Kartell, Molteni&C, Moroso, Poltrona Frau, Salvatori, Venini and lots of extra.

Plenty of well-known names within the structure and design business have handed away in 2023. In March, Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly died aged 78, and in April, British clothier Mary Quant handed away.

The pictures is courtesy of Minotti.