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Designer name: Meda, Alberto & Raggi, Franco & Santachiara, Denis
  1986 - 1990
Biography:
Alberto Meda was born in Lenno Tremezzina, Italy, in 1945, Meda graduated from the Politecnico of Milan in 1969 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He began his career as technical director at the manufacturing firm Kartell. Since 1979, Meda has worked as a freelance design consultant for companies including Alfa Romeo, Alias, Alessi, Cinelli, Colombo Design, Gaggia, Ideal Standard, Italtel Telematica, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips and Vitra. He has received numerous awards for his work, including a Compasso d'Oro for the "Lola" lamp in 1989 and one for the "Metropoli" lamp series in 1994. He also won the European Design Prize with designer Paolo Rizzatto in 1994 for their work with Luceplan. From 1983 to 1987, he was a lecturer on industrial technology at the Domus Academy in Milan. Since 1995, he has been a lecturer at the Politecnico of Milan and also teaches a design and experimental prototypes lab. He has conducted seminars at the International Design Symposium in Fukui, at the Workshop Design Quest in Osaka and at the Design Center in Tokyo. Since 1995, Meda has served as a member of the Board of Designlabor Bremerhaven, Institut für System-und Produktgestaltung. His designs are in the permanent collection of the Toyama Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He lives and works in Milan. Franco Raggi: Born in Milan in 1945, Franco Raggi graduated in architecture from Milan polytechnic in 1969, he served as an editor on the magazine Casabella from 1971 to 1975 and as editor-in-chief and then manager on the design magazine Modo from 1980 to 1983. In 1973 he acted as secretary coordinator of the Visual Arts - Architecture Section of Venice Biennale, from 1979 to 1980 he was in charge of the "Raccolta del Design" in Milan Triennale; moreover he partecipated in numerous international exhibitions. Since 1977 he lectured and he took part in seminars in Berlin, London, Zurich, Atlanta, Chicago, New Delhi and Osaka. As a designer he works for Barovier & Toso, Candle, Cappellini, Fontana Arte, Kartell, Metals, Poltronova, Roset Francia, Schopenhauer, Tendentse. Since 1989 he teaches at the European Institute of Design in Milan, being in charge of its architectural department since 1996. Denis Santachiara was born the 4th of may 1950 in campagnola, reggio emilia, italy. denis santachiara began his design career focussing on linguistic/poetic potentiality in the artificial world. he experimented with new tecnologies on new industrial processes in order to obtain new aesthetical values. he always worked in between art and design, and his work has taken part of the biennale of venice, the documenta 8 in kassel, triennale of milan in '82,'84 and '86; his work was shown at the centre pompidou,the louvre and the grand palais in paris, at the museum of modern art in tokio, at the chicago atheneeum, the vitra museum, at the berlage museum in amsterdam, at the moma in new york. he has won several awards for design and exhibition planning. denis santachiara works in milan.
Website: http://www.albertomeda.com/

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