Karla and Kenya
Co-Founders of MUMO
Tom Dixon or Artemide
Kenya: Both, the elegance and timelessness of Artemide and the sofistication and vanguard of Tom Dixon.
Karla: It depends… I love them both.
Silver or rose gold
Kenya: Rose gold
Karla: Rose gold
Bed or Sofa
Fabric or leather
Vintage or brand new
Kenya: Both, together. It´s the only way to create cozy and unique spaces.
Karla: Both, together, always.
Kenya: Chloe Saving
Karla: Tilda Swinton
Kenya: Jean Prouve, Eames, Hans Wegner, Marni e Isabel Marant
Karla: Jean Prouve
Kenya: Tarte Tatin from Bon Apetit and the mini desserts of Bottega Louie in LA
Karla: Tarte Tatin
Kenya: melancholic music
Karla: Los Angeles Azules
Musical, movie or character
Kenya: Bird man
Karla: “Last Year At Marienbad” by Alan Resnais, “The Wild Child” by François Truffaut
Kenya: Pijama Surf, The Sartorialist, Fashion Gone Rouge
Kenya: Sally Mann
Karla: Gabriel Figueroa
Boutique worth stopping by
Kenya: Dover Street Market Ny, Acne studios, Just one eye LA, Opening Ceremony
Karla: Dover Street NY
Chair (from a specific designer)
Kenya: The CH25 y PP from Hans J. Wegner
Karla: Prouvé Standard Chair from J. Prouvé
Kenya: MOMA and LACMA. And a tiny one that I love in NYC: Frick Collection.
Kenya: Gerhard Richter
Karla: Karla Josef Albershj
Styles or movements you feel inspired by
Kenya: Right now and during the functionalism era
Karla: Schindler´s house in LA.
Kenya Rodriquez and Karla Vasquez are the co-editors of MUMO, an interior design company. Both of them graduated from Architecture and a year after they launched MUMO. They are also the founders of Rusty Trombone, a space dedicated to friends; Gaspar, a gourmet burger restaurant and SINGULAR, an interior design store that recaps their career in the design industry. “We show and intertwine our favorite designers in one special place”, said Kenya.
Kenya is mother of two who loves to travel, watch TV shows, cook and who considers herself a music lover. Her desire to design comes from her instinct of transforming and turning a normal space into a beautiful one. “I am a workaholic with no remedy”, she said. For her, a woman with a powerful style is the one who enjoys liberty and likes to experiment through the art of fashion. She is also a fashion victim but one who does not take it too seriously. She believes fashion is a way to have fun. “My style?” she said, “well, classic and risky, I like to experiment everyday with my look. Sometimes I like being casual and safe and others it does not matter if it´s making much sense”. The oldest piece in her closet are a pair of Dries Van Noten shoes and her next purchases will be a blazer from Isabel Marant and a pair of shoes from Marni.
In the other hand, Karla believes that women with great style are those who take risks, have fun and are true to their nature. She is a music geek and feels inspired by Russian constructivism, The Jesus and Mary Chain (shoegaze) and the glass house by Pierre Chareau who she defines as “elegance at its highest splendor”.
Karla’s strong talent is interior design, and her authentic, sophisticated and “tomboish” style has also conquered many of us. The oldest piece inside her closet is a navy blue Chanel bag and her most recently purchased pieces are a blazer from THE ROW, a dress from Roksanda Ilincic and the red Mary Jane´s from Tabitha Simmons.
Through MUMO, Karla and Kenya offer a fresh and innovative vision of interior design. What they love the most about the industry are the creativity, the possibilities of experimenting with new proposals and the beauty of the particular individualities and their adaptation into a bigger picture. Their objective is to transform space, create harmonic surroundings, warm atmospheres and to achieve the ultimate intertwining between their own proposals and those of great talents. “Our life quality is an echo of our atmosphere”, they said. “Design is, or should be for everyone, and we are working on exactly that”.
The Fancy Archive admires their art as interior designers and artists. Keep an eye out for them, as they are launching an amazing project in Guadalajara this year.