Alberto Meda, 2021

FRAMETABLE OUTDOOR is a table collection characterised by a system of extruded aluminium tops that allow the historic design to be produced in an outdoor version, without compromising its design identity and aesthetic image. Available in fixed and folding versions, FRAMETABLE OUTDOOR tables complete the Alias outdoor proposal with a technological and extremely light spirit.


The tops of FRAMETABLE OUTDOOR are made of five extruded aluminium slats, which are as thin as possible and have a cross-section that allows them to be attached to the legs in a completely invisible way, increasing the load-bearing capacity of the table top.
Spaced out to allow water to drain away, the slats are fixed to the die-cast aluminium support structure that characterises the entire collection.

Alberto Meda

Ritratto ufficiale Alberto Meda

He was born in Lenno Tremezzina (Como) in 1945. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 1987 and 1989, he designed two historic chairs for Alias, Lightlight and Softlight, the first currently on display in MoMA’s permanent collection. The first Alias chairs of the Frame collection date back to 1994, followed in 2003 by Frametable, in 2007 by the Tech wood outdoor collection, and in 2009 by the Biplane tables. In 2011, he was awarded ADI’S Compasso d’Oro for the Teak folding outdoor table. He co-designed the Hydrochair chair (2011) and the HUB system (2022) with Francesco Meda. He lives and works in Milan.

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