Alberto Meda was born in Tremezzina in 1945 and received a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico of Milan in 1969. From 1973, he was the technical manager of Kartell, in charge of the development of projects of furniture and plastic laboratory equipments. Beginning in 1979, he was a freelance industrial designer for various companies, such as Alfa Romeo Auto, Alessi, Brevetti Gaggia, Legrand, Omron Japan, Olivetti, and Vitra. Over the years, he has had many opportunities for teaching, research, and exhibitions. His numerous awards include the European Design Prize in 1994 for his work with Luceplan, 1999 "Designer of the year" -Salon du Meuble de Paris, and 2006 "Design Plus" and "Light of the future" for MIX led lamp by Luceplan.
Coming to design from engineering, Alberto Meda brought with him a pragmatic mind, and an attention to details in materials and production process, in addition to formal concerns. Meda's recognizable stamp of elegant simplicity shapes designs that are at once modern in form and organic in feel.