When did it all start ?
We started at the winter of 2002.
What was the reason behind the opening of the store?
There was no specialist in design bookstore in Mexico and it was one of the first steps toward creating the first Mexican Museum of Design.
Could you describe the neighborhood in which the store is located?
The MUMEDI - Mexican Design Museum and it's specialized design bookstore is situated in the heart of Mexico City . Housed in a building over 400 years old in walking distance from the capital Zócalo, MUMEDI is the ideal place to enjoy the ancient city of Mexico and the style and comfort of the modern world.
MUMEDI is strategically located in the downtown area of one of the largest cities in the world, enjoys a perfect location on the historic Francisco I. Madero street, just a few steps away from the capital main square, know as the Zócalo, the best starting point to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Templo Mayor and the Fine Arts Palace, as well as a large number of historical monuments and other museums.
Please describe the kinds of books and other merchandise that you carry. What do you offer your customers?
MUMEDI is Mexico’s largest bookstore specialized in design, architecture, photography, advertising, fashion and jewelry.
Today, in its first stage, it has a large variety of publications from many countries throughout the world such as China, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Sweden, Australia, Brazil, Spain, France, United Kingdom and the United States.
It also carries music CD’s and an assorted of unique collection of design objects and jewelry made by different Mexican designers to satisfy all kinds of tastes.
What are your favorite dgv books?
Mono Number One: Phunk Studio, Chalet, Los Logos, Brasil Inspired and Neubau Welt.
What are your customers' favorite dgv books?
Chalet, On Air, Latino, Los Logos, Dos Logos and Tres Logos.
Who might be seen visiting the store? What kinds of people shop there?
We get over 30,000 visitors every month: national and international artists from music and movie business, grafic designers, students, tourists, simple people that enjoy good design.
Do you do anything at your store besides sell books? Do you, for example, have any events or exhibitions there?
We have the museum so we have exhibits very often, we also have a very nice cafeteria, workshops and lectures, and also we are about to open a hotel inside the museum with just five rooms.
Is there anything else about the store that you'd like us to mention?
At the main exhibition area called the Meixcan Gran Hall you can see part of the pyramid of Montezuma's home and arches from the house of Hernan Cortes.
Address, telephone, email/ website, opening hours, next train/bus station ?
Francisco I. Madero No. 74
Colonia Centro Histórico
México D.F. 06000
Tel: +52 (55) 5510 8609 / +52 (55) 5510 8771
Email: info [at] mumedi.org
Monday: 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Nearest Subway station is: Zócalo