After studying architecture in Florence, Donegani, who was born in 1957 in Pinzolo, Italy, was active in various companies where he worked in product design, developed concepts for exhibitions and corporate identities. He also taught at the Domus Academy in Milan.
Together with Giovanni Lauda as a partner, he founded the D&L Studio for architecture, interior decoration and design in 1992. They designed a display system, developed fair stands and devised concepts for art exhibitions. He curated the exhibition "Italy-Japan: Design as a Lifestyle" in Kobe and Yokohama in 2001. The extraordinary, sculptural Chaiselongue "Passepartout" for Edra was taken into the collections of the Triennale di Milana and of the MoMa in San Francisco.
In the field of lighting design, Dante Donegani has impressed with light fixtures for Luceplan und Rotaliana. His designs range from clear, functional shapes to playful, versatile objects and lights with stunning details. For Rotaliana, Donegani and Lauda designed LaDiva, a table lamp, bluetooth device and radio in one. MultiPot and MultiBook unite multiple useful functions: charging station, clock, light source and alarm clock turn this lighting object into the perfect companion on your bedside table.