Moustache is a new French company debuting their contemporary home furnishings at Salone this year. The first collection features work by Matali Crasset, Big-Game, Francois Azambourg, Ana Mir and Emili Padros, and Inga Sempé. Sempé and I had emailed a few times before the fair and when we met in Milan she told me she was very surprised, as she'd imagined me as a very slight blonde man (I am, in fact, quite the opposite: A tall, brunette lady). After a laugh, I had a chance to chat with the lovely Ms. Sempé about her latest design venture.
How many years have you been coming to Salone?
I have been coming to Milan since I was a student, and showing products here for ten years now. This is Moustache’s first introduction to the world.
How is this year different from last year? Any changes you’ve noticed?
This year, a man on the street actually recognized me! I was in the window installing the pieces and he said, “Inga Sempe?” and I thought, I must know you from somewhere…
What are your plans this evening?
I believe we’re headed to the T Magazine party.
[lead image from the Moustache website]