Inga Sempé graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris in 1993. Since then Sempé has focussed on the design of furniture, lighting, objects and fabrics. From 2000 till 2001 she was scholarship holder at the Villa Medici, Académie de France in Rome and opened her own studio in Paris in 2000. In the beginning, she collaborated with the Italian companies Cappellini and Edra, and now Sempé also works with French companies including Baccarat and Scandinavian company David Design. Sempé was awarded the Grand Prix de la Création in design in 2003, she lives and works in Paris.