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Designer name: Puppa, Daniela & Ragi, Franco
  1980 - 1990
Biography:
Daniela Puppa was born in 1947 and is a multi-talented architect and designer, she has made style and elegance her trademarks and energy and curiosity her buzzwords. She manages, as very few do, to move casually and with curiosity from product to fashion design, working in his studios in Milan and Paris. She graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic and then started work as editor on the magazine Casabella and took part in the birth of Modo. She came to the world of design through experimentation with the avant-garde groups Alchimia and Memphis. Since then she has never stopped, ranging from furniture, to lighting engineering and textile design. Hers is a longstanding partnership with FontanaArte, in the early eighties, under the artistic direction of Gae Aulenti, with Franco Raggi she designed the layouts for events starring the company. In 1992 she designed Prima Signora, a timelessly elegant floor lamp, for FontanaArte. She teaches courses at Milan Polytechnic and has worked with the Domus Academy since its creation. Daniela Puppa designed lighting fixtures for Artemide, Barovier & Toso, Fontana Arte and Eleusi. Born in Milan in 1945, Franco Raggi graduated in architecture from Milan polytechnic in 1969, he served as an editor on the magazine Casabella from 1971 to 1975 and as editor-in-chief and then manager on the design magazine Modo from 1980 to 1983. In 1973 he acted as secretary coordinator of the Visual Arts - Architecture Section of Venice Biennale, from 1979 to 1980 he was in charge of the "Raccolta del Design" in Milan Triennale; moreover he partecipated in numerous international exhibitions. Since 1977 he lectured and he took part in seminars in Berlin, London, Zurich, Atlanta, Chicago, New Delhi and Osaka. As a designer he works for Barovier & Toso, Candle, Cappellini, Fontana Arte, Kartell, Metals, Poltronova, Roset Francia, Schopenhauer, Tendentse. Since 1989 he teaches at the European Institute of Design in Milan, being in charge of its architectural department since 1996.
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