There are no reservations about
his garden space, however. “We live on a 900-square-metre plot, so there is lots of room for the boys. We have a big terrace and a pool that it is impossible to keep them out of in summer. In fact, we all live outside then because it gets so hot.”
Now their sons are older, Yolanda has joined Kho in the business. “Her flair for fashion makes her especially good at helping me with fabric choices, colour trends and shape direction,” he says.
As for the boys, so far neither appears to have Kho’s inclination for design. “Right now, it’s all about football. They are both convinced they’re going to be professional players,” he says. “Of course, very few make it to that level, so I’d like them to have a Plan B.” With one son supporting Barcelona and the other Madrid, Kho describes his boys’ relationship as quite volatile. “Alessandro is very charming and really knows how to please, while Dennis is a bit of a rebel. They fight a lot, but when we sent them to separate summer camps last year, we couldn’t believe how much they said they missed each other. It’s a case of can’t live with, can’t live without!”
Not that such ambivalence exists as far as Kho and his family are concerned.
“I just want to be with my wife and sons really. That’s my greatest joy.” True to his words, Kho reveals he’s off to watch his sons play football in the glorious Spanish sunshine. And guess who’s sponsoring
the tournament? Mima, of course.
Find out how the Mima Kobi and the Mima Xari performed in our Junior Design Awards 2012.