With his design for Click, Alberto Meda created a functional and robust folding table.
hanks to the flat folding mechanism and elegant lines of the legs, Click does not look like an ordinary folding table – and for added convenience, its legs can be folded up and down by simply pressing a button. It is available in three sizes as well as in a practical set of ten tables with a stacking trolley that holds all ten tables. Click is a functional and robust folding table that Vitra created with the engineer and designer Alberto Meda. Its legs can be folded up and down by simply pressing a button. Because of the flat folding mechanism and the elegant lines of the legs, Click does not look like an ordinary folding table. The recessed folding device also allows for space-saving storage. Up to ten tables can be stacked on the trolley. Click is available in three sizes as well as in a practical set of ten tables with a stacking trolley.
Supporting material for table tops Description: honeycomb sandwich panel. The honeycomb structure is sandwiched between 4-mm-thin particle boards and reinforced by bonded aluminium studs where it connects with the substructure. The honeycomb structure keeps the weight of these folding tables low (W 1,600 x D 800 mm, 22 kg, W 1,800 x D 900 mm, 28 kg).
Alberto Meda, born 1945 in Tremezzina, Italy, studied mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic. From 1972 to 1979 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 and 1985 he also served as a project consultant for Alfa Romeo. From 1983 to 1987, 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.
Alberto Meda has worked together with Vitra since 1994. During this time, his elegant designs for office chairs and a variety of tables have made a significant contribution to the success of Vitra's Office Collection.