Meda, Alberto

Born in Tremezzina (Como) in 1945. Master in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico of Milan in 1969. From 1973 technical manager of Kartell, in charge of the development of projects of furniture and plastic laboratory equipments.
In 1979 freelance industrial designer for various companies: Alfa Romeo Auto, Alias, Alessi, Arabia-Finland ,Cinelli, Colombo design, Brevetti Gaggia, JcDecaux, Ideal Standard, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips, Olivetti, Vitra, etc.
Some products are part of permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art of Toyama and since 1994 The Museum of Modern Art in New York, includes in its Design Collection “Light light ” chair 1987 , “Soft light “chair 1989, “Longframe” 1991 by Alias , and “On-Off ” lamp by Luceplan 1988. He works and lives in Milan.

Awards
1989 “Compasso d’oro” for the “Lola” lamp by Luceplan .
1992 “Design Plus” prize for Titania lamp by Luceplan
1994 “European Design Prize ” for his work with Luceplan.
1994 “Compasso d’oro” for the “Metropoli” lamps series by Luceplan.
1995 “Industrie Forum design” Hannover for the UNI-X family lamps.
1996 “Industrie Forum design” Hannover for the Titania Clamp lamp
1997 I.D design review – “Best of category” with Vitra – Meda chair
1999 “Designer of the year” -Salon du Meuble de Paris
2000 “Bundespreis Produktdesign” 2000/2001 with Meda chair
2001 “Good Design Award” Chicago Athenaeum vith Arabia’s Water
2002 “Red Dot Award” for Iittala Knives
2005 “Hon Royal Designer for Industry” Londra RSA
2006 “Design Plus” and “Light of the future” for MIX led lamp by Luceplan
2007 “INDEX:Award” with Solar Bottle
2008 “Compasso d’oro” for MIX, LED lamp by Luceplan