The Sempli Story
Sempli was founded in 2011 by Daniele ‘Danne’ Semeraro after years of honing his skills from a wide range of design firms, from automotive companies in Sweden to interior and lighting design companies in California. Because of his background, being born in Sweden and studying in Florence, Italy, his goal is to blend the simple functionality of Swedish design with the style and elegance of Italian design in his products.
Why We Love Sempli
Though Sempli is a contemporary product design company, they stay true to the age-old tradition of glass-blowing, having expert glass-blowers fashion their products from the purest lead-free crystal. This elevated quality has helped Sempli gain international success via their stemless, Cupa-glass series, where the ability to swirl your drink has been enhanced into an activity that is both entertaining and practical. They have since expanded their line of products to include tabletop accessories and lighting and home decorations.
Fun Facts About Sempli
Founder Daniele Semeraro has been fascinated by form and design since the age of 8, when his family took him to visit a beautiful church in Helsinki. The planning, the exploring of forms, aesthetics, and art necessary to build the structure, and all structures like it, inspired him. He felt that same imaginative spark when he was studying in Florence and would often walk the streets among the historical architecture of which he later referred to as a “Disneyland of the Reinassance.”
Noteworthy Products from Sempli
The Sempi Vaso Sake Set is a fashionable way to serve saki for guests or for yourself. It includes two Cupa-shot saki glasses and a decanter that can accommodate one standard 350ml bottle of saki. The stemless, rotating construction of all containers helps aerate the saki, enhancing its aroma and flavor while being fun to spin.