Inga Sempé

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We certainly didn’t imagine that designer Inga Sempé has a soft spot for gas stations and autos.

This year, French designer Inga Sempé once again had us raving, for example with her one or two-seat winged settee called “Beau Fixe” for Ligne Roset, or the small-hat-like, vivacious luminaire “w153” for Wästberg. Sempé is forever managing to give her designs wit, zip – and a poetic touch into the bargain. So we were all the more surprised to see what articles Inga Sempé chose. Gas stations and concept cars, now they we certainly would not have expected. “I’ve always been interested in signs and advertising billboards – especially those abroad always seem more unusual than those at home,” Inga Sempé explains. “And it is great to consider concept cars after a certain time has lapsed.” And her work, of course, links her to Giulio Cappellini. It was he, Sempé comments, who discovered her first luminaire, “Progetto Oggetto”, in Paris and resolved to produce it. Incidentally, she does not seem to be a particular fan of Christmas or New Year’s parties – all the more gratifying for us then that she found our digital Christmas card five years ago highly amusing. (AS)

22 Gasoline Stations
26 November 2009

Will the good old gas station soon become extinct? Before the pumps start to disappear, let us commemorate the good old petrol pumps - in the form of 22 images selected from among the first one hundred hits that Google offers if you enter "gas station".

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Merry Christmas
24 December 2010

Stylepark wishes you a merry christmas and a happy new year…featuring Jaime Hayon, Jasper Morrison, Arne Jacobsen, Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic.

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5 Questions for
Giulio Cappellini
07 December 2012

Robert Volhard spoke to Giulio Cappellini, Art Director at Cappellini, about his love for the contemporary and how he succeeds in finding new talents.

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Yesterday's tomorrow
13 September 2011 | by Thomas Edelmann

When developing new models today, existing parameters play the central role. Here is a small selection of concepts and studies which were often primarily concerned with changing notions of convenience and usage.

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