In Mexico City’s Roma Norte neighborhood sits ‘Studio IMA’, a small space that exists as a cross between a cultural venue, showroom, and design studio, located in the intimate setting of a modernist apartment.
‘Studio IMA’, which stands for ‘in my apartment’, was founded by Bettina Kiehnle Garza, who lives right alongside the design pieces on display. “Our main goal is to discover, represent and promote high-quality furniture, décor objects, and art created by both local and international artists and designers,” she says. The austere but elegant space features an earthy-toned color palette, and houses ceramics, furniture, and art, along with flea-market finds and objects that are part of the studio’s collection. “At Studio IMA, the selection of works is intuitive; but aesthetic simplicity and sensitivity are our defining principles,” says Garza. The studio also offers guidance in creative and aesthetic development as well as complete interior design services, in an intimate and pared-back setting that is infused with creativity and calm.