Inga Sempé was born in Paris from a family of well-off artists. The importance of drawing in the domestic environment, even if unbound from design, has surely contributed to distinguish her approach from that of her compatriots.
Graduated in 1993 at the Ensci Atelier (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle – Paris), she has worked in several design and interior architecture studios. In 2000 she opened her own atelier in Paris, where she lives. From 2000 to 2011 in Villa Medici in Rome (Academie de France) she has developed her first personal projects, then produced by Edra and Cappellini.
In 2003 she was awarded with the Grand Prize of Creation for design in Paris and she presented her projects in a personal exhibition at the Musèe des Arts Décoratifs. The designer collaborates with the French brand Ligne Roset and with international companies such as LucePlan, Wästberg, Moustache, Alessi, Almedahls, Hay, Svenkst Tenn and Cassina.
“Each design reminds of a different universe: from fields seen from the sky, to pieces of a fabric, to embroideries, to symbols of cartographic keys, to architectural patterns, to symbols reproduced by prisoners on the wall to count the days.”
Rich and fun. You can only work with people you like. It’s the basis of the work with Mutina. Quality materials, hand made and accurate. It always seems that creativity is a wonderful cloud, pink with a rainbow. I don’t think so. A cockroach, because it always comes unwanted. A relationship based on trust.