Clean, well-defined lines, minimalist and functional.
The Elodie seating family’s versatility makes it ideal for executive and managerial workplaces, thanks to its three backrest heights and its discreetly integrated synchron mechanism. The 100% weight sensitive mechanism does not require any back tension adjustment, as it adapts automatically to the user’s weight. Simple intuitive controls allow you to adjust the Adjustable Seat height, set the lumbar support and lock the backrest in three different positions. The key feature of the Elodie collection is its brand new sound-absorbent backrests. These backrests are made with an innovative “skeletal” double-shell structure, covered with coupled and thermoformed “felt-fabric” material. The room created by the structure and the two shells inside the backrest create a sound absorption case of frequencies, working in vocal range from 125Hz to 4000Hz: in this way, Elodie absorbs and reduces sound waves, considerably improving the workplace, even in open-plan set-ups.
Born in Austria, he is a French citizen and currently lives in Milan. A graduate of the first course of " esthétique industrielle " at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, dedicated to the experimentation with plastic materials, at the beginning of the '70s he developed the first ski boot in thermoplastic material.
After many years of collaboration with the Italian Caber (later Lotto), he specialized in "sport design" working with all the most important multinationals in the United States, Asia, Japan and Europe.
The origin from that sector, where research and experimentation of new materials and production processes is more driven, has allowed him to export knowledge in sectors where design in the classical sense has been rooted for more time.
Today, it continuously collaborates with major furniture companies, furniture, lighting and accessories, small and large appliances, more technical products.
Some awards received over the years:
"Design Plus" (Frankfurt) - 1995;
"Compasso d'Oro" ADI (Milan) - 1995;
"Auszeichnung für Gutes Design" (Hannover) - 1996;
"Créateur de l'Année" (Paris) - 1997;
"Compasso d'Oro" ADI (Milan) - 2001;
"Design Plus" (Frankfurt) - 2001;
"Auszeichnung für Gutes Design" (Hannover) - 2007;
"Compasso d'Oro" ADI (Milan) - 2008.
His Motorcyclist's Back Protector (back protector designed for Dainese) is in the permanent design collection of the MOMA in New York.
Despite the well-deserved reputation as a technical designer, Marc Sadler is an artist with a recognized talent in drawing, painting and sculpture, emotionally involved to the point of considering painting his most true passion.