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About Daniele Semeraro : Daniele ‘Danne’ Semeraro is an interior and industrial designer born and raised in Sweden. He gained a degree in interior and industrial design at Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy. Over the years Semeraro worked for a wide range of design firms from Sweden to California. His focus has always been on product design and after a design manager experience for a top lighting manufacturer, he started Sempli in Los Angeles. He has since been featured in international press and awards for his designs. Sempli established its success with the spinning Cupa-glass series in 2002. Since then, it’s evolved to include spinning decanters, nesting bowls, lighting fixtures and its first family of flat-bottom glassware. With Sempli, Semeraro can showcase his true design heritage.
2003 Accadeima Italiana Firenze, Italia
Founder + Designer
January 2011 – Present (4 years 2 months) Santa Monica
As a contemporary product design company, Sempli's design idea is to connect the best of two countries.
It blends Sweden's simple functionality with Italy's style and elegance.
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Owner / Designer
September 2002 – May 2011 (8 years 9 months)
Stile Semeraro’s business idea is simple, connecting the best of two countries. It blends Sweden’s simple functionality with Italy’s style and elegance.
A uniquely balanced marriage of design.
Simply put, Swedish design made in Italy
Product Design Manager
August 2009 – December 2010 (1 year 5 months)
January 2009 – August 2009 (8 months) Greater Los Angeles Area
September 2008 – January 2009 (5 months)
Hirsch Bedner Associates
Hirsch Bedner Associates
October 2007 – September 2008 (1 year)
Borgstena Textile Portugal
Design A Manager
Borgstena Textile Portugal
April 2005 – October 2007 (2 years 7 months)
Design Account Manager
January 2001 – June 2003 (2 years 6 months) Italy and Sweden
2013 New York Design Awards, Runner up NY/USA
Esquire House LA 2010 feature
Västmanlands County Culture-Award 2005
• Today Show NBC
Get a glimpse of our new Incanter in the Today Show's gift guide video.
Forbes gives our Sake Set a spotlight in this drink accessories list.
• Desire This
Our newest infuser piece, The Incanter, gets a great feature on Desire This.
• Giftware News
The Vaso-Vino decanter and Monti-Flute ORO get some love in December's issue.
• Gift and Decorative Accessories
The December issue shows great gift ideas including our Orbo bottle opener.
• Architectural Digest Germany
This month's issue celebrates Sempli's Nero Limited Edition Collection.
• The Huffington Post
Sempli brings style to the Paso Garagiste Festival 2014 with Cupa-Vino wine glasses.
Step up your cocktail party with Cupa-Vino wine glasses.
• Canadian Interiors
Canadian Interiors showcases our two new bottle openers.
• Kitchenware News
Kitchenware News celebrates the swirling nature of our Cupa-Rocks ICE frosted whiskey glass.
• Architectural Digest
Our Sini PLATI bowls are the focal point on Interior Design's table for DIFFA's Dining by Design HIV/Aids fundraiser.
• NY NOW 100 Days of Design
Form and function are important even when setting a table.
• Design Makes Me Happy
Our Monti Collection is showcased in this fellow Californian's blog.
• Tenth + Fourth
Blog writer, Harry Shum, celebrates the spinning movement of our Cupa-Rocks glasses in this fun feature.
The Liqurious blog features our Monti-Birra glass.
• Gear Patrol
Modernist beer geeks look no further than the Monti-Birra craft beer glass.
The Chicagoist highlights Sempli as they break down the 2014 International Home and Housewares Show.
• Design Public
Design Public stops by the Sempli booth at the New York Gift Show".
• Home Clever
A great post about our Cupa-Vino's "rockin' elegance".
• D Pages
D Pages features our new Monti-Flute champagne glass in their April 2014 Favorites.
• CBS Chicago
Our ICE Collection is featured on CBS Chicago at the International Home and Housewares show.
• Interior Design DIFFA Table
Check out our Sini PLATI bowls at the 15 sec mark in this video about this year's DIFFA Dining by Design event in New York.
NotCot is a fan of our Monti-Birra's "inverted twist" on the traditional Sempli glass.
• Men Vision
For all the beer connoisseurs out there, Men Vision recommends the Monti-Birra glass, which holds a 12 oz beer perfectly.
• Free Man Journal
The Free Man Journal celebrates the Monti-Birra glass.
• Austin Man Magazine
The Austin Man Mag breaks down everything you need to know about whiskey in their winter issue, titling our Cupa-Rocks perfect for "the contemporary style-hound".
• Stacy Garcia Blog
The Stacy Garcia blog lists our ICE Collection as a must have gift "for the Entertainer" in this season's Holiday Gift Guide.
• Food & Wine
Food & Wine Magazine featured our Vaso-Vino frosted decanter in their December issue.
• designed by m
Blog, designed by m, dubs our glassware as "The Drunk Drinking Glasses" while admiring the design of each piece.
• The Star Phoenix
Fans of our spinning glasses, The Star Phoenix in Canada features the ICE Collection in this article.
• Quench Magazine
Gourmet Business magazine, Quench, highlights the ICE Collection in their Holiday Gift Guide.
• Interior Design Magazine
Interior Design Magazine has featured the Sempli ICE Collection in their Fall Market Tabloid "getting trippy with it". We love how it looks!
• California Home + Design
California Home + Design blog features our Cupa-Rocks in their holiday gift guide
• Luxury Las Vegas
The ICE Collection is featured in Luxury LV's "Art of Food" October edition.
• Hospitality Design
ThSempli's frosted whiskey glass, Cupa-Rocks ICE is featured in this month's Hospitality Design Magazine.
The French design TV show and Magazine Interieurs features the ICE collection.
TrendHunter discusses the modern look and function of Sempli's ICE Collection.
• Design Milk
Design Milk showcases the ICE Collection in photos.
• The Windsor Star
The Windsor Star agrees that our new ICE Collection is cool.
• The Leader Post
A write up about the ICE Collection by The Leader Post.
Sempli's ICE decanter is featured in this Shoppers' Delight article.
• Bespoke Post
Our friends at Bespoke Post showcase our Cupa-Vino glasses with their coffee and tea cocktail recipes.
• National Post
An article featuring Sempli and the ICE Collection launch.
• Kitchenware News
Housewares review blog, Kitchenware News, agrees that less is more with the Cupa-glass series.
• Canadian Interiors
Canadian Interiors embraces the freeze with this feature about the new ICE Collection.
• Design Calendar
Design Calendar highlights the launch of the ICE Collection and the only frosted decanter on the market, in a piece about the NY NOW show.
Our Cupa-Shot glass is highlighted in this TrendHunter article.
Saveur Magazine features the stemless Cupa-glass as "toddler proof" and having an aesthetically sleek design.
• The Freshest
A blog piece about the first steps in creating the Cupa-glass series.
The home blog, threetwentyeight, writes about the Cupa-Vino glasses.
The Polyvore blog features Sempli and its products in their mood board for trends S/S 2013.
• MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Sempli's glasses are featured at the MOCA gift shop during the exhibit "A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California"..
• The Grommet
Sempli's founder Daniele 'Danne' Semeraro and the Cupa-Rocks glasses are featured in this video by the website The Grommet.
• New York Magazine
Sempli's Vaso-Vino Decanter, as featured in New York Magazine.
• Gourmet Business Magazine»
The Cupa-Rocks Whiskey glass is featured in this month's Gourmet Business Magazine.
• Fine Cooking Magazine»
Fine Cooking Magazine features Sempli's Vaso-Vino Decanter.
A user run, visual-curation Blog writes about our Cupa-Rocks Whiskey glass.
• Design You Trust
This Collective-Design Blog features Sempli's Cupa-Rocks Whiskey Glasses.
• The Boilermaker
The "Gentleman's Journal of Drink" writes an article on the beauty and 'brains' of the Vaso-Vino Decanter.
• Homenino Russian Blog
This Russian Blog features Cupa-Rocks, Cupa-Vino and Cupa-Shot on their "Best" page as the "Supa Dupa Cupa."
• Gear Hungry
The Blog that keeps you updated on the latest gismos and gadgets, features the Cupa-Rocks glasses.
British Design Blog, OEN, takes you through the Sempli range and the inspiration of Sempli's designer "Danne."
The Blog for the "beautiful, stylish, imaginative and unusual" shows our glass range and the inspiration of "Danne."
The Men's Lifestyle magazine features the Sempli range.
• in magazine
South American LAN airlines article in their in-flight magazine "in" on Sempli's products. English article.
• DesignWoon Accessoires
Dutch design blog DesignWoon Accessoires writes a post about the Sempli line of glasses.
• Style Cartel
Style Cartel has selected Sempli's products for their "Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your List".
• Nails Magazine»
Nails Magazine featured Sempli's Cupa-Rocks glass and Cupa-Stay coaster in their "Gifts for Guys" gift guide.
Sempli's Cupa-Rocks tumblers and red Cupa-Stay coasters featured in the July issue of Monocle Magazine under "Design for life - Global".
• Bespoke Post
Bespoke post article on aging cocktails featuring Sempli's Cupa-Rocks.
AskMen and Bespoke post teamed up for a cocktail set featuring Sempli's Cupa-Rocks.
• Modern in Denver
Article about and its products in Modern in Denver magazine.
• Cool Material
Sempli's Cupa-Rocks looking cool on the cool Material blog and shop.
• Denver Post
Sempli in the article in the The Denver post online and in print.
• American Airlines "American Way" Magazine
Sempli mention in the American Way Magazine and Blog.
• Martha Stewart Weddings
Talk of the office at Martha Stewart Weddings on the Bride's Pick blog.
• Tableware International
Sempli write up on page 25 the Tableware International magazine.
• Gifts and Decorative Accessories
Sempli write up on the Gifts and Decorative Accessories blog.
KNBC Los Angeles featured the Cupa Glasses in their clip about the California Gift Show.
• Young, broke & DECORATING
Sempli write up on Kelly Sutton's Blog "Young , Broke & DECORATING".
• Ganzo Magazine
Article by Simone Sello in Ganzo Magazine.
• Esquire House LA 2010
Sempli / Stile Semeraro's Cupa-DS is featured at the Esquire House LA 2010.
No.2 2009 Sempli / Stile Semeraro's Cupa-DS on the cover page
No. 4 2008 Sempli / Stile Semeraro's Cupa-DS on page 5 as preferred glass selection
Article of how it all started.
Swedish Native or bilingual proficiency
Italian Native or bilingual proficiency
English Native or bilingual proficiency
German working proficiency
Spanish Limited working proficiency
United States of America
Awards received by Daniele Semeraro
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