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Design: a Self Discipline

Inga Sempé

Inga Sempé is one of those people who demand a great deal of themselves. Quiet and retiring, she does not like talking about herself, unlike other new-generation designers. She discloses little about her private life. Between the lines you learn that it is not easy to make a living as a designer. “Not in the French style”, she adds. “For the French, design is synonymous with the outlandish – and the expensive.  But design is not a style; it’s a discipline”. Self-effacing in both manner and dress, Inga Sempé wants her projects to take centre stage where she hopes they will find recognition on their own merits, not as the child of a famous name.
She became a designer because she loves objects, their intricate detail and many uses. Hers is not a consumer attitude, however, nor a youthful enthusiasm for weird shapes, but an investigative style, a way of asking questions about life...

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