Design by Alberto Meda, 2005.
When Alberto Meda developed MedaPal, he focused on what was essential: he created an office swivel chair with a light look that combined intelligent technology with great sitting comfort. MedaPal has a simple design and it is user-friendly. The chair is made up of only a few parts that are of extremely high quality, which makes it an economical, ecological and durable choice for everyday use.
The MedaPal Task Chair features a synchronizing mechanism with personal adjustment of backrest tension, and height and width-adjustable armrests. The seat shell, armrests, frame, and five-star base are made of fiberglass-reinforced polyamide in Basic Dark. Select casters or glides.
MedaPal was the very first office swivel chair to be awarded the "Blue Angel" environmental seal and is also GREENGUARD certified. MedaPal is made of up to 35% recycled materials and can be re-recycled up to 94%.
Material(s): Fiberglass-reinforced polyamide, CFC-free polyurethane foam, polyester fabric
Designer: Alberto Meda
Born in Lenno Tremezzina in the province of Como in 1945, he graduated in mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic in 1969. After being the technical director of Kartell in the seventies, he dedicated himself to design, applying his experience in polyurethane resins and new materials in general. In this period he won two Compasso d'Oro awards.View other products by Alberto Meda
Vitra has manufactured furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Building on this foundation, Vitra has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers. Yet Vitra is more than just a design-oriented manufacturing company. The name also stands for the Vitra Design Museum, for a collection of modern furniture and its accompanying archive, for workshops and publications on topics of design, and for an architectural concept that unites buildings by Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden (Switzerland) and on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany).
Product longevity is central to Vitra's contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection. For Vitra, the manufacture of sustainable products means intense pre-production development, where the highest-grade materials are selected and tests are carried out that simulate 15 years of use. In order to enforce and monitor sustainable development in all business activities of the company, a work group was formed in 1986 by the name of 'Vitra and the Environment'. Because of this, Vitra can proudly claim that it has been dedicated to sustainability for nearly a quarter of a century.View other products from Vitra