Inga is a designer of extraordinary sensibility. She adds feeling to the driest objects, such as clocks and wall lights, creating visual poetry along the way.
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Facts about Inga Sempé :
- Awarded the Grand Prix de la Creation en Design in 2003
- Inherited a talent for drawing from her parents
- Her father is the French illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé, whose work has appeared on more than 70 of the New York covers
- Her mother is the Danish painter and illustrator Mette Ivers-Sempé
- Among her many clients is Cappellini, Luceplan, Domestic, Edra, Ligne Roset, Baccarat, david design and Artecnica.
- Sempé has earlier worked with Georg Sowden, Marc Newson and Andrée Putman
- Opened her own studio in Paris in the year 2000
Since then Sempé focused on the design of furniture, lighting, objects and fabrics.
From 2000 till 2001 she was 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 companies Cappellini and Edra.
Now Sempé works among others for French companies such as Ligne Roset, Moustache, Domestic, Baccarat; Italian enterprises like LucePlan as well as scandinavian companies such as David Design, Hjelle, Almedahl’s, and the american company Artecnica.
She was awarded Grand Prix de la Création en design de la ville de Paris in 2003.
Solo exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs of Paris in 2003.
She lives and works in Paris.