Franco Raggi was born in Milan in 1945. He became an Architect and was the editor of the Casabella magazine and director of the design magazine Modo. In 1973 he cooperated with the International Section of Architecture of Milan’s Triennale and looked after the IDZ of Berlin, the first critic exhibition on the avant-garde of the Italian Radical Design. He cooperated with the organisation of the Architecture Visual Arts section of the Venice’s Biennale in 1975 & 1976. He was Head of the Design Collection of the Milan’s Triennale in 1980, and of the Design Section of the “Il futuro delle metropoli” exhibition in 1989. In 1980, he opened an architecture and design studio together with Daniela Puppa and Alberto Meda. He has designed lamps and furniture items for famous brands including Fontana Arte, Caps, Poltronova, Roset France, Luceplan, Barovier & Toso, Artemis, Zeus Noto, Danish. His creative work covers areas related to Architecture, Design, Writing and Drawing. He teaches Interior Design at ISIA in Florence. His work is exhibited at the FRAC Museum of Orleans and at the Design Museum of Milan’s Triennale. His lamp ON-OFF, designed with (Alberto) Meda and (Denis) Santachiara is part of the permanent Design Collection of the MOMA Museum in New York.