Marc Sadler was born in Austria, is a French citizen and currently lives in Milan.
Experiments with plastic matter, the fundamental topic of his studies as well as his great personal curiosity, have always been at the forefront of his activities as a designer. Broadly speaking stateless, he has lived and exercised his profession in France, the United States, Asia and Italy, he continuously collaborates with the foremost furnishing companies, those of small and large appliances, lighting and more typically industrial products, as well as still being strongly engaged in the sports sector with collaborations for almost thirty years. At the start of the 70s he completed his first ski shoe in thermoplastic material, industrialised afterwards by the Italian company Caber (thereafter Lotto), with which he established a long and fruitful collaboration which was also marked by the ski shoe patent with the symmetrical craft which was the highest sold in the world for many years. This formed the origin of his specialisation in sports design which lead him to work with the most important sports multinationals in the USA, Asia, Japan and Europe. His origins from the sports sector, where research and experiments in new material and productive processes is mostly widespread, have allowed him to export knowledge in sectors in which the concept of design is more rooted in a classical sense. A multi-award winner with a Compasso d Oro [golden compass] ADI for Drop lights (Flos, 1994), Tite and Mite (2001, Foscarini) and the Big library (2008, Caimi Brevetti) he has received many other important international acknowledgements for design. His Motorcyclist s Back Protector (back protector designed for Dainese) is in the MOMA permanent design in New York and the Foscarini Mite is part of the design collection in Beaubourg of Paris. In spite of his duly deserved reputation as a technical designer, Marc Sadler also has a passion for painting and drawing, emotionally involved to the point of considering them his most genuine interests.
He designed Alukit kitchen for Boffi.www.marcsadler.it