Alberto Meda (b. 1945) is an Italian designer, who worked in the 1970s as technical manager of Kartell, and started his freelance career in 1979. Meda has worked with many well-known brands such as Phillips, Alessi and Cinelli, and collaborared also with the Finnish ceramics brand Arabia. Meda has a background in engineering, and his designs are often characterized by a pragmaric mind and fine attention to details. Meda has been awarded with the Compasso d'oro for the Lola and Metropoli lamps designed for the Italian brand Luceplan, and his Water jug for Arabia won Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award.