Marc Sadler is a genius for simple yet unimaginable solutions
- take Twiggy, for example, a light, flexible arc lamp.
One day he came into the company and showed us something very interesting: a fishing rod.
The designer believes that the simple shape and flexibility of the material's performance makes Twiggy unique and different from the other products on the market: 'The material is a carbon/fiberglass mix, put together with a binding resin. It has a high mechanical resistance and is extremely light and ductile.' The fact that it is ductile enables the creation of shapes that have been 'stretched' to the very limit and to obtain unusually sized diffusers. The flexibility of the material defines the ample and essential curve of the arm that carries the light source from the base, which is height adjustable thanks to a system of counterweights, and length adjustable with a set of arm extensions.
Twiggy Floor Lamp is made up of linear sections, exactly like a fishing rod of the support for a tent. When it is taken apart it occupies very little space and once it is assembled it curves harmoniously. A simple system of counterweights, in a space above the diffuser, allows the height to be adjusted at distances of 5 cm.
Twiggy's base is also inspired by the image of a fishing rod set in the ground, with a simple, light disc that does not take up much space. Yet, at the beginning of the project, it was a solid metal body. Now it has become easy to insert anywhere, even by sliding it under a table, a chair or a carpet.
Twiggy is a slender, natural symbol in space and thanks to this slender nature it can be marked with strong colors, to harmonize with any kind of environment or taste.