MoMa Design Store Launches “The Record Shop” Pop-up at K11 MUSEA in Celebration of Its 1st Anniversary in HK

From 17 September until the end of November 2020, the Pop-Up store will be a tribute to the harmonious intersection of music and design as a reflection on 20th-century pop culture, bringing together a robust selection of new LPs, concert posters, and books that explore the interplay between the visual arts and music.

Here are some highlights of the pop-up:
1.  Design’s Contributions to Music’s Most Well-known Records
The heart of the Pop-Up is built upon an offering of more than 45 new LPs from MoMA’s permanent collection, while featuring special edition cover designs by modern artists. The assortment highlights a part of the MoMA collection that explores the contribution design has played on some of the most well-known albums of our generation. Prominent artists include:
  • Andy Warhol-  the pop art icon, created a record cover for jazz musician Thelonious Monk. The album’s interplay of handwritten and printed text is in line with the pop legend’s fascination with the relationship between man and machine made objects.
  • Yoko Ono- wife and artistic partner of musician John Lennon, used a time-delay camera with Lennon to take nude photographs of themselves for the cover of Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins, the first of the duo’s three experimental albums.
  • Raymond Pettibon-  a key figure in the ‘70s California punk scene. He engaged a wide spectrum of American iconography pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports and alternative youth culture.
Coveted records by the most influential recording artists of all-time will also be available in a genre-spanning selection that reflects the culture and history of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Records include Rubber Soul and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club by The Beatles; Nevermind by Nirvana; classic rock albums by The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie; and albums from punk rock icons Sex Pistols and The Ramones.
2. Audio Equipment with Both Incredible Sound and Design
For a limited time the equipment to play these special LPs on will be available to purchase at The Record Shop Pop-up and MoMA Design Store Hong Kong. 
Here is a selection of the unique and interesting equipment at the Pop-Up:
Brionvega – the historic Italian company renowned for its unique and timeless designs- will be displayed for all music and art lovers.
  • The Brionvega Radiofonografo turntable is particularly well-known – a customised all-white version that belonged to David Bowie was valued at HKD$2M at Sotheby’s after he passed away. This iconic turntable model will be showcased and available for order at The Record Shop Pop-Up, priced at HK$85,800.
  • The Brionvega TS217 Wear It powered by British designer Michael Young will also be displayed, as will the Brionvega Radio grattacielo, an original design by Marco Zanuso. 

The Record Shop audio gear also includes the GPO Brooklyn Boombox ($2,648), TEAC CD Recorder with Cassette Player and Turntable ($3,800), DENON AH-D9200 Bambooover-ear premium headphones ($10,980), Transparent Speaker- HK exclusive ($4,580) and Cotodama Lyric Speaker Canvas ($14,980).

3. Special Exclusive Shopping Privileges from 11-27 September
To celebrate MoMA Design Store’s 1 year anniversary at K11 MUSEA, exclusive shopping privileges are offered to delight fans from 11-27 September. For each of the following spending levels, customers will enjoy different special tiered offers:
  • Enjoy 10% off upon spending HK$500.

  • Enjoy 15% off upon spending HK$1,000.

  • Enjoy 20% off upon spending HK$2,000.