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Alberto Meda

Alberto Meda, born 1945 in Tremezzina, Italy, studied mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic. From 1972-79 he was technical director for Kartell, after which he worked as a freelance designer for companies including Alias, Alessi, Cinelli, Colombo design, Ideal Standard, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips, Olivetti and Vitra. Between 1981-85 he also served as a p... read more

Alberto Meda, born 1945 in Tremezzina, Italy, studied mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic.
From 1972-79 he was technical director for Kartell, after which he worked as a freelance designer for companies including Alias, Alessi, Cinelli, Colombo design, Ideal Standard, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips, Olivetti and Vitra. Between 1981-85 he also served as a project consultant for Alfa Romeo.
From 1983-87, Meda taught industrial technology at the Domus Academy in Milan. He became a docent at the Milan Polytechnic in 1995 and also served on the board of Designlabor Bremerhaven.
Since 2003 he has taught at the University IUAV of Venice and lectured in places including Chicago, St. Louis (Washington University), Stockholm, Boisbuchet (Vitra Design Museum Workshops), Miami, São Paulo, Ulm, Istanbul and Toronto.
Projects:
Exhibitions:
2001 "Italia e Giappone design come stile di vita", Yokohama, Kobe
1999 Solo exhibition, Salon du Meuble, Paris
1997 "Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design", Center for Modern Art, Prague
1997 "Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design", Groninger Museum, Groningen
1996 "Meda – Rizzatto", Binnen Gallery, Amsterdam
1996 "Lighting Affinities", Milan
1995 "Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design", Museum of Modern Art, New York
1993 "Design, miroir du siècle", Grand Palais, Paris
1993 "Mestieri d'Autore", Siena
1992 "The Lightness", section of "Il giardino delle cose", XVIII Triennale di Milano, Milan
1990 Solo exhibition, Matsuya Ginza Design Gallery, Tokyo
1990 "Creativitalia", Tokyo

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