1962 Born in Varkaus / Finnland
1982 - 1988 Studying of Industrial Design: Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg
1988 - 1996 Employed by Rosenthal AG as Designmanager
since 1997 Running the Studio Doerfel Design nearby Hamburg
since 2015 VP Designmanager of IntoConcrete based in Chicago,US;
since 2017-2018 Visiting Professor at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle
in Product Design and Applied Arts (Porcelain, Ceramics and Glass)