The French designer Marc Sadler was born in Austria in 1946. He studied industrial design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, (ENSAD) in Paris. He has been living in Milan since the early 1970s.
Sadler is famous for his many creations in the field of industrial design and was awarded many international prizes for them.
He started his career by designing the first skiing boots ever made of plastic and received instant recognition for them. Then he designed soles for Nike's and Reebok's sport shoes. The development of protective garments for the Dainese Company was another of his fields of activity. His legendary back protector for motorcyclists is exhibited at the MoMa in New York.
Together with renowned companies, Marc Sadler has also designed diverse lights which today count among the designer classics and have received many prizes. The arched light Twiggy by Foscarini, for example, is a popular choice for the illumination of tables or sitting areas and appeals with a clear formal language.
Sadler has been awarded the famous Compasso d'Oro design prize twice for his designs: in 1995 for Modell Drop produced by the long established Italian company Flos and in 2001 for the Mite floor lamp, he created for Foscarini. Along his career, Marc Sadler worked with numerous other famous light manufacturers.