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Inga Sempe

Nationality
French
Occupation
Designer

Inga Sempé is the French designer, born in Paris, she graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris) in 1993. Since then Sempé has focused on the design of furniture, lighting, objects and fabrics.

From 2000 to 2001, she was a scholarship holder at the Villa Medici, Académie de France in Rome and opened her own studio in Paris in 2000.

In the beginning, she collaborated with the Italian company Cappellini gaining the attention of the international press for her pleated lamp, 2 meters tall.

Now Sempé works for French companies such as Ligne Roset, Moustache, Domestic, Baccarat; Italian enterprises like LucePlan, as well as the Scandinavian companies David Design, Hjelle, Almedahl’s, and the American company Artecnica.

She was awarded the Grand Prix for Creation in Design from the city of Paris in 2003, where she lives and works today.

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Folds have always fascinated me.