• 1962 Born in Varkaus / Finland


  • 1981 – 1982 university entrance diploma / studium generale at Leibniz College in Tübingen
  • 1982 -1988 Industrial Design at University of Arts in Hamburg
    Internships at Rosenthal, Iittala and WMF


Design Management

  • 1988 – 1996 Design Manager at Rosenthal AG in Selb, responsible for the porcelain development of all brands, inclusive hotel and cutlery development. Coordination and performance of the design development in cooperation with production, marketing and distribution. Mentoring of all projects with external designers
  • 2001 -2010 Design Management and Consulting for Fürstenberg porcelain manufacture: New positioning of the brand as “Modern Manufacture” with new market opportunities. Picking up traditional techniques for actual themes in the market and implementing in economic methods of production


  • 1997 – today: Founder of design studio Dörfel-Design, specializing in tabletop and hotel industry design worldwide
  • 2014 – today: cofounder and chef designer of the brand IntoConcrete, Inc. in Chicago, with main focus on product development, design management and corporate identity.


  • 1997 – 1998 Leadership of two student projects at the University of Arts in Berlin within design management for Rosenthal
  • 2005 Student project at University of Art and Design in Halle within design management for Fürstenberg
  • since 2017 Visiting professor at University of Art and Design in Halle, in the department of Product Design and Design of Porcelain, Ceramics and Glass. Projects: “Concrete+”, “Star kitchen versus Canteen” and “Sensual Dining- alternative tooling and containers for the 5 senses”