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Lapo Binazzi was born in Florence in 1943. He studied architecture in the 1960s, and in that context in 1967(with Foresi, Maschietto, Bachi and Cammeo) he founded UFO, a group that was part of the experimental climate of radical architecture, with which he participated in numerous international exhibitions such as the XIV Milan Triennale (1968), the Paris Biennale (1971), Contemporanea in Rome (1974), the Venice Biennale (1978). In 1973, Binazzi was one of the founders of Global Tools, a laboratory of experimental architecture, with UFO. After his experience with UFO, Binazzi continued his activity as architect-artist-designer participating in numerous exhibitions such as Alchimia in Florence (1981), Documenta 8 in Kassel (1987) and Il Dolce Stil Novo della Casa in Florence (1991). In 1975 he founded an atelier-workshop of architectural objects where he made several lamp models on his own. Alongside his other activities, he also worked as a performer, made films and videotapes, wrote for Domus and Modo, and held a workshop at the Architectural Association in London in 1981-82. Considering design as a phenomenon of pure communication, his research focuses on the attempt to make artistic experience coincide with experimentation in design itself.