Alias, an established Italian design brand, is pleased to support “Alberto Meda. Tensione e Leggerezza”
The Highframe chairs (1994) and the Frametable folding table (2003) are among the standout products in the exhibition. There are also pieces on display that testify to the research and experimentation relationship between Alias and Alberto Meda: the LightLight and SoftLightcarbon fibre chairs; the Dry (in the first edition) and Xlight tables.
Curated by Marco Sammicheli, Director of the Museum of Italian Design at the Triennale Milano, with installation design by Riccardo Blumer, the exhibition is divided into the spaces of the Design Platform (the exhibition area connected to the Museum of Italian Design), of the picture gallery, the staircase and the mezzanine of Triennale.The exhibition, through a selection of products, prototypes, drawings and photographs and unpublished materials, faces the peculiar characteristics of the work of Alberto Meda: the constant search for visual and constructive lightness, the attention to the integration of functions, technology conceived as a source of inspiration and solutions.
A section of the exhibition is dedicated to identifying ‘other’ uses for the objects that the designer has created over the years.Analysing certain technical aspects of his designs, Meda subverts them and assigns them a different use, turning them into ‘games’ with which the visitor can interact. These include the string tension that characterises the Longframe chaise longue (1994) being used as a musical instrument, resulting in a ‘Harpframe’ thanks to the vibrations produced; while the rotation of a crank
"Alberto Meda. Tensione e leggerezza"
Curated by Marco Sammicheli - Staging by Riccardo Blumer
October 6th 2023 - January 7th 2024
Viale Alemagna 6, Milano
Photo: Gianluca Di Ioia ©Triennale Milano