A multi-talented designer
Marc Sadler is considered a pioneer in many disciplines. Firstly, he designed the first plastic skiing boot in the world, then he helped sports equipment manufacturers such as Nike or Reeebok to achieve worldwide success by designing innovative trainer soles and subsequently devoted himself to the topic of light. Previously, he was also responsible for designing motorcycles or the protective cladding for bicycle. Born in 1946 as a French national in Innsbruck, he graduated in industrial design from the ENSAD in Paris in 1968. After working for studios in New York, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Venice, he currently lives and works in Milan. His best-known pieces include the Twiggy
lights, breathtaking delicate light sources whose slim design is a tribute to the famous British model from the 1960s. The Mite
is also a creation by Sadler for Foscarini
. This floor lamp is an impressive statement for purist design which was acknowledged with the ADI Compasso d'Oro award. Manufactured from a fibreglass composite and reinforced with carbon fibres, it slightly reminds us of an oversized cigar. These uplights not only treat their surrounding area with soft and indirect light but they also serve as glowing design objects thanks to their semi-transparent body. Unobtrusive, concentric circles on the base additionally underline the impressive presentation of light.Read on...