Francesco Meda designer
Born in Milan in 1984, Francesco Meda graduated in 2006 from Milan’s Istituto Europeo of Design in Industrial Design. He gained experience in London working at Sebastian Bergne’s Studio and later at Ross Lovegrove’s.Since his return to Milan in 2008 he has been collaborating with his father Alberto Meda on projects for clients such as Kartell and Caimi Brevetti. Concurrently he has been pursuing his own personal Art and Design projects with other companies and art galleries such Nilufar Gallery, Hong Kong’s Schoeni Art Gallery, Henraux, Luce di Carrara, Kartell, Rossana Orlandi Gallery, Mint Gallery in London, Tod’s, Molteni&C, Dada, Citterio Spa.
His “Orme Cinesi” collection, which has been extensively published, was exhibited in Hong Kong at the Lane Crawford store, and was presented by Schoeni Art Gallery during the 2012/2013 Hong Kong ART fair. In 2013 he co-designed “Flap”, an acoustic panel produced by Caimi Brevetti which subsequently won the “Compasso d’Oro” award. In the same year he began his own production with objects such as LED lamps, marble tables, benches and 3D printed jewelry. Bridge lamps and the 3D jewelry series are part of the Triennale Design Museum collection.
At Interior Mebel the designer Francesco Meda will illustrate his projects related to the companies, the art galleries and the “self-productions” where experimentation is independent of the company logic.
The focus of the Conference will be the relationship with Italian companies with whom he collaborates such as Molteni, Kartell, Colos, Luce di Carrara etc, highlighting the research and the complexity behind the product and the “know-how” typical of Italian culture.
The first part of the conference will deal with his activity of ‘self-production’, made possible only thanks to the network of artisans whose working skills and creativity are peculiar characteristics of ‘being Italian’. The self-production activity involves a commitment at different levels: realization, distribution, and communication, which is carried out by the companies in the case of cooperation with them.
The conference will be a comparison of these two realities, which are significant in his career.
INTERIOR MEBEL’s Auditorium – 7 February – h. 15.00-17.00