Artist and designer Inga Sempé joined the Mutina team in 2014.
Inga Sempé was born in Paris to a family of artists. Although never linked to design, the importance of drawing in her family environment was certainly a factor in the way her personal approach now differs from other French designers. After graduating from the ENSCI Atelier (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle – Paris) in 1993, she worked in various design and interior architecture studios, and opened her own Paris-based studio in 2000.
“Each design reminds of a different universe: from fields seen from the sky, to pieces of a fabric, to embroideries, to symbol of cartographic keys, to architectural patterns, to symbol reproduced by prisoners on the wall to count the days.”
From 2000 to 2001, Sempé designed her first personal projects produced by Edra and Cappellini at the Villa Medici (Academie de France) in Rome. In 2003, she received the Paris Grand Prize of Creation for design and had a solo show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The designer collaborates with French brand Ligne Roset and international companies such as LucePlan, Wästberg, Moustache, Alessi, Almedahls, Hay, Svenkst Tenn and Cassina.