designer for Serralunga
Marc Sadler defines himself as a citizen of the world, and it is easy to understand why: a French citizen, born in Austria, currently lives and works in Milan but has also delighted with his products in the United States and Asia. He collaborates with many companies in the field of furniture, small and large appliances and lighting, as well as with more purely industrial companies. Four times winner of the Compasso d'Oro, the most coveted and authoritative award in world design, he was a pioneer in the experimentation of plastic materials and the contamination between technologies, which have become distinctive aspects of his business.
What are the main characteristics of Sadler's style?
“The magic of the product is the right mix of forms and functions” is the mantra that characterizes Marc Sadler's career, made up of great collaborations, unforgettable products, important awards and in-depth research on innovative materials and technologies. This may be why Sadler has managed to stand out despite having collaborated and continues to collaborate with the best brands in the most diverse sectors: from ski boots, to sports equipment, from furnishings to lighting. Marc Sadler has the ability to blend his passion for art and painting, which he considers his most important activity, to his innate pragmatism and his love for technology. His creations are thus unforgettable works of art and, at the same time, extremely innovative and functional products.
What are your most famous creations?
Sadler, who is widely recognized for his innovation in the use of plastic in design, first attracted the attention of the design industry after enduring a lengthy recovery from a broken foot following a skiing accident. . It was this misadventure that led him to design the first ski boot in thermoplastic material for the Italian company Cabler, which later became Lotto (for which he designed the logo and many other products). This start in the world of sport also allowed him to collaborate with Nike, Dainese (with whom he won many awards for his Motorcyclist's Back Protector), Nordica and Reebok. From the mid-90s, returning permanently to Italy after many years living in the United States, he moved his business to furniture and lighting that led him to receive four Compassi d'Oro ADI for Drop lamps (Flos, 1994) , Tite and Mite (Foscarini, 2001), the Big bookcase (2008, Caimi Brevetti) and the Bellevue ice cream counter with Panorama technology (IFI, 2014)..
Marc Sadler for Serralunga
This right mix of creativity, artistic vision and functionality is one of the basic principles that characterize Serralunga products. This sharing of intentions made the collaboration between Marc Sadler and Serralunga particularly fruitful. A perfect example of these values are the Miss Jane and Aunt Jane lamps, characterized by a lacquered surface decorated with a special engraving method created by Serralunga. Ideal for furnishing exteriors or interiors with a refined and modern style, but which does not take itself too seriously. But the collaboration between Serralunga and Marc Sadler does not stop at lighting. Armchairs with an elegant and sporty design, the “Kubric” collection easily adapts to any type of environment thanks to the contrast generated by its classic lines in relation to the diversity of the materials used. Designed for both outdoor and indoor, it transforms versatility into a fundamental concept. But we also remember the Sofa One sofa collection, ideal for modern living rooms, indoors and out.