Behind the Scenes

Sketchbook: Inga Sempe

A glimpse at the designer’s thought process by way of illustration.

An illustration promoting a solo exhibition that the Paris-based designer is presenting at Villa Noailles in Hyères, France, from June 29 through Sept. 24. On the left of the sketch is Sempé’s w153 lamp for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg.

Inga Sempé, Designer
Café Trussardi in Milan

“Drawing, for me, is a tool. I would never draw for pleasure. I would rather write for pleasure. I don’t draw very well, and I don’t mind that—as long as it drives me to understand what I want and it helps me.”


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