Alberto Meda (1945- ) studied mechanical engineering at the Politecnio di Milano, graduating in 1969. A few years later, he was appointed Technical Director for the design-oriented manufacturer, Kartell. In 1979, Meda \ became a consultant to Alfa Romeo and Italtel Telematica. In 1983, he began teaching industrial technology at the Domus Academy, one of the most prestigious schools of design in Europe. Meda’s portfolio is comprised of a wide range of products including fabulous office chairs for Vitra - from fast cars to high-tech lighting to cast-aluminum seating – that have won a number of design accolades, including a Compasso d’Oro and Design Plus award.