Born in Milan in 1954, he graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1979 from the Milan polytechnic which has trained high-caliber architects. After his degree, Dordogne's first tenure was in the design sector, designing a long line-up of products and soon becoming the artistic director of leading companies in the Italian and international design scene. His working partnership with Minotti as the company's artistic director date back to 1997, overseeing the creation and development of all its collections. in 2005 he set up Studio Dordogne Architetti along with Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni, working in the field of architecture and interior design fro residential, commercial and exhibition settings, and signing the design and development of villas, private homes, industrial and commercial spaces, exhibition stands. restaurants and hotels.