The family of sound-absorbing panels "Fono", designed by Marc Sadler, is Gaber®'s answer to the requests for personalization, design and decoration of public and private environments.
"Fono" is an innovative acoustic system that re-interprets the concept of modularity and personalization: the individual panels can be assembled together creating infinite decorative compositions, thus offering maximum creative freedom.
Shapes, colors and materials: everything can be customized.
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.