His visionary feel for the contemporary and his passion for the history of design saw him appointed creative director of the Acerbis brand in 2020, along with the Spanish designer David Lopez Quincoces.
Born in 1984, he studied Industrial Design at the IED in Milan, the city where he was born, before moving to London. He spent two years there, working in the studios of Sebastian Bergne and Ross Lovegrove. On his return to Milan, he started working with Alberto Meda, his father.
Meanwhile, he also explored art/design with other companies and galleries, such as Nilufar and Rossana Orlandi, Mint, and the Schoeni Art Gallery in Hong Kong. His collection Orme Cinesi was exhibited at the Lane Crawford department store in Hong Kong, and later at the Schoeni Art Gallery in 2012-13 during the Hong Kong Art Fair.
He began to produce his own work in 2013, making LED lamps, marble tables (his favourite material), benches and 3D-printed jewellery. The latter, along with the Bridge lamps, are now in the Triennale Design Museum collection.
Also in 2013, he and Alberto Meda designed the Flap acoustic panel for Caimi Brevetti, which netted the 2015 German Design Award, the Design Europa Award and the 2016 Compasso d’Oro. They won the 2016 Best of NeoCon Silver Award for their Sipario modular sound-absorbing system, again for Caimi Brevetti. Francesco Meda’s ash chair Woody for Molteni & C. won the 2019 Wallpaper Design Award.
His stand-out quality: a particular approach to materials filtered through a fluid and essential language.