Archive | Inga Sempé

The sculptural scandi lamp

The sculptural white lamp never goes out of fashion. It blends easily into any scandi interior and is a good example of visual sustainability.

Io by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Fontana Arte (2015). Die-cast aluminium. Photo copyright Fontana Arte.

Lampyre by Inga Sempé for Wästberg (2016). Opaline glass. Photo copyright Wästberg.

Skärmavbild 2016-06-19 kl. 11.21.00
Gatto by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos (1960). Steel, cocoon. Photo copyright Anna Kern. From a feature for Lantliv SE by Cia Wedin.

Model 101
Le KLint 101 by Kaare Klint for Le Klint (1944). Paper or lampshade foil. Photo copyright Le Klint.

Tab by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Flos (2008). Painted pressofused aluminium, multi-led diffuser in specially designed PMMA. Photo copyright Barber & Osgerby.

Anna Kern, Barber & Osgerby, Castiglioni, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Inga Sempé, Le Klint, Wästberg 2016-06-19

w163 Lampyre

Lampyre by Inga Sempé for Wästberg is made of opaline glass, emitting a calming light from base to top. The light can be adjusted from ”very bright to a phantomatic halo”. w163 Lampyre comes in two sizes. The large one is ideal as a solitary piece and will enlighten any space with softness. The smaller one will do well on a shelf or – following the Swedish habit – in a window to shine a friendly light to both the streets and in the home.

w163 Lampyre by Inga Sempé for Wästberg (2016). Opaline glass. Dimensions: H498 mm x W380 mm, H310 mm x W238 mm. Photo copyright Wästberg.

Lampyre by Inga Sempé for Wästberg
w163 Lampyre by Inga Sempé for Wästberg (2016). Lampyre is the french word for light-worm – perhaps an indication of how to interpret the environmental friendly aspects of Wästberg lighting. Let’s get close to nature with contemporary style! Photo copyright Wästberg.

Wästberg stand at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2016
Wästberg stand at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2016. With small gestures Wästberg created an inviting space where lighting comes forth as an important part of interior decoration. Contemporary Scandi at its best! Photo copyright Wästberg.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Friends, Inga Sempé, Wästberg 2016-03-13

French esprit!

Inga Sempé knows how to bring modernity and esprit into her design. The simple, almost naïve form comes alive with beauty and a great deal of humour; You´ll never get bored in the company of a Sempé design. (Isn’t that a good argument for sustainability!). Last week I worked with w153/Île, Sempés new lamp for Swedish Wästberg (2015). Also awarded ”Best Lamp Design 2015” by Swedish mag Residence. Well deserved!

”Une petite lampe à pincer multifunction”…Île clamp lamp for Wästberg (2015) has a flat base, allowing it to stand on a flat surface. The lamp can also be mounted on the wall. Being a LED lamp it doesn’t get warm and as such it is safe to clamp on your tabletop, a shelf, a thick book, the windowsill…Photo copyright Studio Sempix.

Sneakpeak setting by Cia Wedin Photo Anna Kern
Behind the scene with w153 Ìle by Inga Sempé for Wästberg: Here’s a sneak peak from when we started to build a setting with Inga Sempés new lighting for Wästberg. The clamp lamp sits perfectly well on Norråker table by Ikea (2015). From a coming piece by Cia Wedin for Lantliv SE. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

Some more ingenious work by Inga Sempé:
Österlen chair by Inga Sempé for Gärsnäs. Photo copyright Gärsnäs.

Vapeurs colorées, lamp by Inga Sempé for Moustache (2012). Pleated Tyvek and pleated iron sheet. Photo copyright Moustache.

Beaux Fixe, armchair by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset (2015), model. Photo copyright Studio Sempix.

Giboulée, blankets by Inga Sempé for Röros Tweed (2014). Photo copyright Studio Sempix.

Collo Alto, cutlery (set) by Inga Sempé for Alessi (2015). Sketch. Photo copyright Inga Sempé.

Ruban mirrors by Inga Sempé for Hay (2015). Photo copyright Studio Sempix.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Inga Sempé, Röros Tweed, Scandimood, Wästberg 2015-11-19