Thanks to its understated design, the Meda Conference chair perfectly complements the Meda Chair and many other office chairs. Its synchronised movement offers a high degree of comfort, and it is available in a choice of different covers.
Meda Chair embodies the successful combination of comfort, technology and elegant aesthetics. As with all his products, Alberto Meda's work on the Meda Chair was influenced by his knowledge of engineering. Pairing lightness with technical functions, the chair reflects his characteristic design vocabulary. In addition to the office version of the Meda Chair, the Meda Conference chair is available for meeting environments.
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.