Mundi Vondi, fashion designer, visual artist and fairly nice guy, is most widely known for his role in the controversial artistic group MoMS (who have used their own urine as a tool of art and comfort more than once) and his futuristic and adventurous take on knitted wool. Both his 2007 and 2008 product lines have gotten praise and attention both in Iceland and abroad. He draws inspiration from a time not so long ago it seems when the present was still the distant future and people believed in earnest that people would use flying cars and take holidays to other planets. As it turned out, however, people can’t afford to go on holiday and thanks to environmental awareness a car that would use enough energy to fly would more than likely raise a few eyebrows.
Mundi has started planning his 2009 line which will be shown at fashion shows in continental Europe. He is currently focussing on a co-op project he is involved with along with notable artists such as Siggi Odds and Jóhannes Kjartansson. The project is still in the conceptualization stage so a degree of secretness and uncertainty surrounds it and Mundi was unable to confirm anything at the time this article was printed. Mundi has also recently done a few one-of pieces for the Naked Ape boutique, which are available both on Laugavegur and their website www.dontbenaked.com. Get them while you can!
Mundi likes Pina Coladas and long strolls on the beach. Mundi prefers being on top. Some of his work is available at KronKron on Lauga-vegur.