Named after the French word for carabiner, Inga Sempé’s Mousqueton Portable Lamp is an outdoor LED lamp that presents a functional lighting solution with a familiar yet contemporary aesthetic. Technical details are integrated into the design as decorative elements, including a multi-purpose carabiner hook that enables users to suspend the lamp over a branch or rope and a central hole that leaves space for a stick to balance the lamp body when out in nature. Featuring a rechargeable battery for easy and spontaneous placement, the lamp’s weather-proof body is made from stainless steel and a zinc alloy with a choice of coloured shades, making it ideal for both inside and outside use.
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.