Marc Sadler was born in Austria in 1960 and has lived and worked in France, the United States, Asia and Italy. During his career he has worked continuously with important furnishing, domestic appliance, lighting and other industry-based products, as well as in the sports sector. He currently lives in Milan.
In the early 1970s, he developed the first ski boot in thermoplastic material, which went on to be produced on an industrial scale by the Italian firm Caber (then Lotto). This successful collaboration included a patent for ski boots with symmetrical tips, the best-selling model in the world for many years.
This led him to specialize in sport design, working with the most prestigious companies in the USA, Asia, Japan and Europe.
He has won the Compasso d’Oro, the ADI award several times for the lamps Drop (Flos, 1994), Tite e Mite (2001, Foscarini) and the bookcase Big (2008, Caimi Brevetti), as well as receiving other important international awards. His Motorcyclist’s Back Protector, designed for Dainese, is part of the permanent design collection at MOMA in New York, and the Mite di Foscarini is among the design collection at Beaubourg in Paris.