Beloved by Hong Kong’s art and design enthusiasts, the MoMA Design Store in K11 Musea has just celebrated its first anniversary in Hong Kong. To honour the occasion, the MoMA Design Store recently launched the limited-time popup — ‘The Record Shop’ — from 17 September to the end of November. 

Record lovers and history buffs alike will rejoice while browsing through ‘The Record Shop’ where customers can admire the many icons of late 20th-century pop culture. Customers can browse through the wide array of historic LPs designed by era-defining artists — think Andy Warhol’s record cover design for jazz musician Theolonius Monk; or Yoko Ono’s then-controversial album cover for ‘Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins’ featuring nude photographs of herself and John Lennon.

Equally worthy of note is the audiovisual equipment on display. Featuring timeless, intricate designs by Italian brand Brionvega, the Radiofonografo turntable is undoubtedly the centrepiece of the pop-up. Notably, David Bowie’s customised all-white version was valued at HK$2 million at Sotheby’s after his passing. 

Aside from historic pieces, contemporary recreations are also available for the avid collector: Admire the GPO Brooklyn Boombox, which resembles the iconic 1980s boombox in the film ‘Say Anything’: this comes with Bluetooth-enabled speakers and wireless capabilities. Those who enjoy minimalism should look no further than the Transparent Speaker — a Hong Kong-exclusive, famous for its clean design that seemingly blends into its surroundings.

A number of exclusive shopping privileges at the MoMA store are available from 11-27 September (up to 20 percent off upon spending HK$2,000) so audiophiles looking to stock up on their collection will want to make it a note to visit. 

The Record Shop by MoMA Design Store, 1/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2316 2113

Constance Lam

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