Chairs, sideboards, tables, coffee tables, and consoles, C Design, conceived and designed by Francesco Meda is a collection that aims at creating unique pieces that reveal their essence through a careful choice of materials: wood, metal, and lava stone, combined with a color palette that enhances the intrinsic quality of each product. Every object is born from geometries and shape sections that translate into a reduction of superfluous material usage. The minimalist rigor of the pieces, which feel almost architectural, creates a distinctive aesthetic within the current interior design landscape. A collection with a gentle trait, physically and visually light in appearance, in which cutting-edge technology coexists with a return to craftsmanship for the final finishing touches.
C Design is exhibiting with two exceptional partners: the gallerist Rossana Orlandi, one of the most influential personalities in the world of design, who will distribute the products exclusively, and Chelini, for over a century a leader in luxury furniture made in Italy, responsible for production, in an encounter between art, craftsmanship and avant-garde contemporary design.
Born in Milan in 1984. Graduated in 2006 from Milan’s Istituto Europeo of Design in Industrial Design. The designer 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 galleries such Nilufar Gallery, Hong Kong’s Schoeni Art Gallery,Colos, Luce di Carrara, Rossana Orlandi Gallery, Mint Gallery in London,Tod’s, Ferragamo, Molteni&C, Etal, Zucchetti. 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.
With a visionary sense of contemporary and a passion for the history of design Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces are appointed new creative directors of Acerbis in 2020.
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