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Inspired by the nails used to create Japanese ikebana floral art, Inga Sempé’s cast iron Fonte Candleholder features an elevated design with protruding spikes on a raised foot. Unique candle compositions can be made by arranging the candles between the spikes, creating elegant displays that counterbalance the rough aesthetic. Fonte is available in two different sizes and is ideal for using as a centrepiece or displaying on a windowsill in many different environments.
Inga Sempé is a French designer who lives and works in Paris. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI) in Paris (1993), she also took up a scholarship at the Villa Medici, Académie de France in Rome (2000 - 2001). She was awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2007. Her work is known for a lightness of touch, for a strong personality and for a particularly tactile nature. The idea of everyday use is at the centre of Sempé’s approach and she often seeks out materials with special properties to answer the need of a daily function. For HAY, she has created the idiosyncratic accessories Letter Box, Pinorama and Ruban.